Curriculum Vitae

Professor Dr. Gerhard Feltl

  1. Born in Vienna on January 6th
  2. Graduation from the University of Vienna, School of Law (Master, Ph.D.)
  3. Military Service, then joined IBM Austria
  4. Appointed Member of the Executive Board of IBM Austria
  5. Appointed President and CEO of the Expo-Vienna AG (on leave of absence from IBM)
  6. Campaign Manager for Dr. Thomas Klestil in the Presidential Election 1992. After successful completion of subject campaign, appointed Senior Advisor to Dr. Joszef Antal, Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary
  7. Appointed CEO of IWG-Holding
  8. Appointed Executive Director of Wiener Stadthalle Betriebs- und Veranstaltungsges.m.b.H.
  9. Senior Advisor of Wien Holding GmbH
  10. Business consoluting and international project management

Current and Previous Functions

  • Co-Founder of Radio Arabella (
  • Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Salzburg (1985-2005)
  • Chairman of the Board „KulturKontakt Austria“ ( (2002-2012)
  • Member of the Executive Board “Mozarthaus Vienna” (
  • Member of the Advisory Board “Institute of the Regions of Europe” (
  • Deputy Chief of the Association to promote the IRE private Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of “Österreichischer Musikrat (ÖMR)”
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Fellowship Foundation of the Republic of Austria
  • Member of the Executive Board „Art & Vision“
  • President of the Austrian Design Institute (1994-1998)
  • Vice-President of the Vienna Festival (1997-2002)
  • Member of the Executive Committee „Österreichischer Buchklub der Jugend“ (2002-2010)
  • Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Gewista Werbe Ges.m.b.H.” and “Bene AG” (1994-2000)

Awards and Distinctions

  • Karl-Renner-Award of Journalism
  • Golden Medal of Honor of the City of Vienna
  • Silver Medal of Honor of the Country of Salzburg
  • Sigmund-Freud-Medal
  • Councilor of Commerce
  • Outstanding Achievement Awards (3), IBM CHQ and Europe