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Mag. Dr. Michael SIKORA General Manager, Automotive Business Consulting Limited, Shanghai


1973-1977 Grammar School, Gymnasium der Br├╝der der Christlichen Schulen, Vienna
1977-1982 B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Leaving Certificate (Ing.), Higher Technical College, Vienna
 Subject included: Finance, Marketing, Information Technology, English and French
1982-1990 M.A. in Business Administration (Mag. Rer.soec.oec) Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration; Theses: Expert Systems for Financial Service Industry (1)
1983-1986 Architect D.I. Purr, Vienna: IT-Consultant and CAD-Engineer
1991-1992 Vienna Portfolio Management AG, Vienna: Head of IT department
1992-1993 Creditanstalt-Bankverein, Controlling Department, Vienna: Project Manager for EIS/MIS
1993-1996 Ph.D. in Economics (Dr. rer. soc. oec.) Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration; Doctoral Theses: The EU-InfoBroker  a Web and RDB/SQL ba-sed Information System to promote the EU Structual Funds for European SME (1). Specialisations: Internet Technology, EU Economic Policy. Best of Europe Award, Europe Online Networks S.A.
1995-1995 Coopers & Lybrand, Brussels: Research Consultant at Directorate General, European Commission, GDXXIII
1997-1998 Federation of Austrian Industry,Vienna: Project Manager of EU-InfoBroker Service (
1998-2000 Ericsson Business Data (Consulting) GmbH, Vienna: Head of Unit Business Consulting; Ericsson Austria AG, Vienna: Head of Competence Centre Mobile Commerce
2000-2001 Hewlett-Packard Ges.m.b.H., Vienna: Business Development Manager, Mobile E-Services in CEE, Africa and Middle East; HP Consulting Top Achievers┬┤ Club Member Award FY00
2001-2004 Vienna Region Beteiligungsmanagement GmbH, Vienna: Managing Director, Head of Automotive Cluster Vienna Region