Michael, born on 4th of July 1971 in Vienna has an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and a Master degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins, SAIS in Washington DC.

He was Deputy Trade Commissioner in Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi. Later he headed the offices in Washington DC and Tehran before being in charge of HR and personnel development at the head office in Vienna. Starting in September 2014 he became the new Austrian Trade Commissioner for the US based in New York. In this function he is heading the office of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA for the US in New York City.

In his spare time Michael loves to cook, run and read books on architecture.