After graduating from Vienna University of Business and Economics with a PhD in Sociology and an MA in Economics, most of my professional life has been spent within the steel industry.
I started my career as business unit controller with an Austrian world-leading supplier of refractory materials to steel mills. After five years of working in Italy, Germany and Austria, I made a slight detour to the financial industry for another five years, joining a division of the leading state-owned German bank, which finances projects of German and European companies to improve their global competitiveness.
My main task was to implement a new reporting and controlling system in this new division.
In 2008, I again followed my vocation of working in the steel industry and joined the Vallourec Group in Germany, starting as a Value Manager for the Business Unit Industry.
This job encompassed the following:
In 2012, I was appointed Financial Controller of the Market Division Industry.
My current tasks are:
Looking ahead, I wish to continue to occupy a position with a financial, controlling or financial internal audit background either in a market division, in a mill or at corporate level.