Michael, serves as the Head of Strategy and Innovation for Advantage Austria. Prior to his current position he gained international experience as a Deputy Trade Commissioner in Jakarta, Johannesburg and Paris. He came to the U.S. before, when he helped Austrian businesses entering the United States as a Deputy Trade Commissioner in New York. After these four terms abroad, Michael was promoted Trade Commissioner for Advantage Austria first in Sarajevo and Padua, followed by Munich. Throughout his career he always believed that constant innovation is the key to success and tried to foster an environment that encourages people to think outside the box. He was recently promoted to lead Advantage Austria’s innovation agenda and oversees a variety of different projects with the goal of infusing Austrian businesses with innovative ideas from around the world.
ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, with its about 110 offices in over 70 countries, provides a broad range of intelligence and business development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners. Around 800 employees and 35 consultants around the world can assist you in locating Austrian suppliers and business partners. We organize about 1,200 events every year to bring business contacts together. Other services provided by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA offices range from introductions to Austrian companies looking for importers, distributors or agents to providing in-depth information on Austria as a business location and assistance in entering the Austrian market.