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Specific Industry Coverage

The Austrian Trade Commission in New York is your point of contact for product specific information of the following sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Consulting & Engineering
  • Consumer Goods & Lifestyle
  • Food & Beverages
  • Health Care & Medical Technologies
  • Interior Design
  • New Technologies (Biotechnology, Genomics, Nanotechnology, Robotics, New Materials)
  • Textiles, Apparel & Leather
  • Automotive & Mobility Concepts
  • Chemicals and Plastics
  • Paper and Packaging
  • Metalworking Industry
  • Plant Manufacturing & Smart Factory
  • Building Technology and Interior Construction
  • Building Construction and Building Materials

Healthcare, Medical Industries & Pharmaceuticals

New Technologies (AI, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, New Materials) 

Ms. Anke Ray

Interior Design & Creative Industries

Food & Beverages (Wine & Alcoholic Beverages)

Ms. Verena Erhart 


Banking & FinTech

Ms. Victoria Liedl


Mobility Concepts

Mr. Eliot Leadem

For further information, please contact us via email at newyork@advantageaustria.org or call us at +1 212-421-5250.

Geographic coverage

The Austrian Trade Commission in New York covers the following US states:
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia as well as Puerto Rico, US-Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and Bermuda.


Servicecenter Team

Peter Hasslacher is an international business professional with management experience in the private sector as well as at Advantage Austria.

He previously served as Head of our Offices in Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia. Peter holds a doctorate degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and is fluent in several Slavic languages.

As a passionate tennis player, Peter is always on the lookout for a good game; he'd love to meet you on the court!

Stefan Stantejsky studied law at Vienna University and later earned a Master's degree at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Prior to joining Advantage Austria, he worked for different public sector organisations in various countries around the world. Before coming to New York, he served as Deputy Head of our Offices in Poland and most recently Taiwan.

Stefan loves to learn foreign languages, do sports and get outdoors to enjoy nature. As a big Tea Lover he is always happy to share a cup of fine Oolong tea with his guests. 

Katrin Müller brings a wide variety of skills and experience in the non-profit sector to Advantage Austria USA. Her main areas of expertise are marketing, business strategy, (corporate) training and a passion for real estate. She graduated from Aalen University in Germany with a degree in International Business.  

Before moving to the U.S. thirteen years ago, Katrin studied and worked in Barcelona and Valencia for one year. In her free time, she enjoys playing for a Westchester woman’s cricket team, gardening, and hiking. She loves to eat and cook spicy North Indian cuisine.

Verena is a huge foodie and avid home cook, craft beer and wine lover and therefore, being in charge of food & beverage at Advantage Austria was somewhat meant to be. Aside from that, she is also in charge of interior design and creative industries – areas which go hand in hand with the culinary field.

Her studies and previous jobs have allowed her to spend time in Spain, China, Saudi Arabia and eventually brought her to New York, where she´s lived for the past ten years.

 She graduated from the University of Vienna with a degree in communications, development studies and anthropology. Whenever she cannot travel the world, she likes to bring various country´s dishes to the table.

Victoria gathered working experience at major Austrian and international banks before coming to New York in 2019 to work at a startup in the field of multilingual meetings. Victoria is part of the Advantage Austria New York team since August 2021 and covers the following industries: startups, fintech, creative industries and social media. 

She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication in Vienna and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Queen Mary University in London. 

Anke has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Constance, Germany. Previously, she worked in the construction industry in Germany.

Anke joined the Team at Advantage Austria New York in May 2022, taking over the agendas of health and technology, among others.  

Anke spends her free time pursuing various athletic endeavors. She played European handball for 20 years and enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking and skiing. 

Eliot Leadem joins the Advantage Austria USA team as a recent graduate of Wake Forest University, where he received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & International Affairs and German. He is part of our New York office since June 2022, covering the sector of mobility, encompassing automotive systems, supplier industries, and the future of mobility.  

Originally from United Kingdom, Eliot is enthusiastic to support transatlantic trade between European countries and the United States. He has previously interned on both sides of the Atlantic, gaining business development experiences with Germany Trade & Invest in New York City and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership in Munich, Germany.

Eliot enjoys traveling off the beaten path, learning of local cultures and experiencing them through food and drink. While not traveling, he will readily accept any invitation in sports. You name the sport, he is there!