Head of Unit “Multilateral Environmental Co-Operation” in DG Environment
After graduating from law school (University of Graz, Austria) he practiced law in Austria for several years. After postgraduate studies in international relations at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy he worked on issues linked to sustainable development holding jobs with UNDP, the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Vienna. He joined the European Commission in 1998 and has been Head of Unit in the Directorates General “External relations”, “Development” and "Environment". In the course of his career, he has been involved in the negotiation and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and major global conferences.