Deputy Director General: Peter Koren

Curriculum vitae

Deputy Director General since 2004

Born on June 7, 1969 in Bad Aussee, Styria, Austria

IV-Vize-Generalsekretär Ing. Mag. Peter Koren
Foto: Alexander Müller/IV


  • 1988 - 1995: Law degree from the University of Graz, Austria, (Mag. Jur.)
  • 1983 - 1985: Agricultural college, Engineer


  • Since 2004: Deputy Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries and Director Climate, Infrastructure, Transport, Resources & Energy (KITRE)
  • 2001 - 2003: Assistant to the Management Board of Verbund AG, Austria's largest electricity energy producer and supplier, listed stock company
  • 1997 - 2000: Member of the Cabinet of the Austrian Minister of Agriculture and Environment
  • 1996 - 1997: Trainee at the Federation of Austrian Industries, sent to Austrian Raiffeisen Association and Confederation of British Industry (CBI), London
  • 1995 - 1996: Trainee at the Agriculture Directorate-General of the European Commission (Agricultural Law Department), Brussels
  • 1988 - 1995: Farmworker and ski instructor in Styria in order to finance my law studies

Other Functions

  • Since 2015: Member of the strategic advisory board at Pendl & Piswanger, a human resources consultancy & headhunter
  • Since 2013: Deputy Chairman of the supervisory board of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria´s largest non-university research institute (1100 employees), shareholders: Republic of Austria and IV
  • Since 2013: Chairman of  the Austrian Association for the Promotion of Research and Innovation 
  • Since 2009: Member of the supervisory board of the Verbund-Austrian Power Grid AG, since 2014 Deputy Head, stock company (450 employees)  
  • Since 2009: Member of the advisory board for matters of security at the Ministry of the Interior
  • Since 2006: Member of the energy steering committee at the Austrian Ministry of Economics

Other Activities

  • 2015: Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation, MIT (Boston, USA)
  • 2014: Strategic leadership programme of the Austrian Ministry of Defence
  • 2012: Governance Excellence, a programme for supervisory-board members of the Vienna University of Economics and Business 
  • 2006 - 2014: Member of the Foundation Council of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)
  • 2011 - 2013: Vice President of Eco Austria, an institute for economic research 
  • 2011 - 2013: Member of the board of Hilfswerk Austria International, an organisation for development cooperation and humanitarian aid
  • 1990 - 1995: Local council member in Bad Mitterndorf, Styria, promoting tourism

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