What career path did you envision for yourself when you were younger?
Before I graduated — both at school and when I was at university — I thought I might become a journalist. I worked for some time as a sports journalist, then later as a financial journalist. I liked that a lot, but somehow I thought there would be something else that suited me more. What I read at university was law, and I specialised in tax law — I had a strong sense that tax law was my thing. It was somehow an area that was complicated in the right way, and you had to find out the right things and draw the correct conclusions. Studying that was my introduction to economics, business and finance.