Director General, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA
Director General of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, Austria’s official trade promotion organization at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, with its more than 110 offices in over 80 countries, provides a broad range of intelligence and business development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners. The service centers are attached to Austria’s diplomatic and consular mission but are independently operated and financed.
ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA was awarded the title of the world’s best trade promotion organization by the WTO’s International Trade Center in 2012 and came runner-up in 2016. Prior to his appointment in 2002, Walter Koren was Austrian Trade Commissioner to Mexico and Deputy Trade Commissioner in Japan, Republic of Korea, Iran and Guatemala. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Koren served as assistant and Chief of Staff to the President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
Mr. Koren is a graduate of the University of Vienna, Law School and of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.