Following his military service Manual Hable studied at the Philipps-Universität in Marburg. His B.A. in oriental studies, in which he majored in the politics of the Near and Middle East, was preceded by a 5 month language course at the Bundessprachenamt (German Federal Office of Languages). During his university studies he also gained his first experience of international security management in the form of an attachment to the Corporate Security Department of a company in the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Immediately after his university studies he took up the position of security consultant for a business consultancy. He gained further in-depth expertise in the security, risk and crisis management sector of civilian life as the Security Manager for a major project in Algeria. Manuel Hable is also certified as a Security Manager by the European Business School and the Bundeskriminalamt (German Federal Criminal Police Office) and holds a Master degree in security management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. He has also gathered further experience overseas in Algeria, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Brazil, Gabon, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has been with Riskworkers GmbH since April 2013.