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


1973-1977 Grammar School, Gymnasium der Brüder 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
2004-2005 cargo partner AG, Shanghai: Representative Office, Chief Repre-sentative P.R. China


European Chamber in China, German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Austrian Federation of Industry (Group 1031 and WdF)


Chinese Automotive Industry Report, Study prepared for Austrian Chamber of Commerce, 2004
Chinese OEM heading for Europe, Paper prepared for German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, 2005
Chinese Automotive Review (CAM), Monthly publication, Chief Editor, 2006