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Dr. Christoph LEITL President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

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1966 Founding Chairman, European Youth
1973 Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1990-2000 Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs
1995-2000 Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division
2001-2005 President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
2005-2009 President, European SME Union
since 2006 Honorary President, Eurochambres
 
 Academic Posts
 Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
 
 Guest Lectures
 Princeton University
 Fudan University, Shanghai
 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Harvard University
since 2006 Chairman, Global Chamber Platform

Memberships

President, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
President, OIER (Organisation for International Economic Relations)
Member of the Foundation Board, Julius Raab Foundation
Co-President, AlpEuregio.BusinessClub
Member of the Honorary Board, Energy Globe Foundation
Member of the Foundation Committee, Foundation PRO ORIENTE

Awards

European Citizen´s Prize of European Parliament
Mérite Européen in Gold

past speeches