Deputy Director General: Peter Koren

Curriculum vitae

Ing. Mag. Peter Koren, Vize-Generalsekretär

Deputy Director General  since 2004

Curriculum vitae

Personal Data Born on June 7, 1969 in Bad Aussee, Styria, Austria
1988 - 1995 Law degree from the University of Graz, Austria, (Mag. Jur.)
1983 - 1988 Agricultural college, Engineer 
2004 - present

Deputy Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries and

Director Infrastructure, Transport, Resources & Energy (ITRE)

2001 - 03

Assistant to the Management Board of Verbund AG, Austria's largest electricity energy producer and supplier, listed stock company 

1997 - 00

Member of the Cabinet of the Austrian Minister of Agriculture and Environment

1996 - 97

Trainee at the Federation of Austrian Industries, sent to Austrian Raiffeisen Association and Confederation of British Industry (CBI), London

1995 - 96

Trainee at the Agriculture Directorate-General of the European Commission (Agricultural Law Department), Brussels

1988 - 95

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

Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation, MIT (Boston, USA)


Strategic leadership programme of the Austrian Ministry of Defence


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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