After working for UNDP, the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna he joined the European Commission in 1998 and has been Head of Unit in the Directorates General “External relations”, “Development” and "Environment". Currently he is head of unit in the Directorate General “Environment” of the European Commission dealing with “Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption“. In this function he is entrusted with the coordination of the follow up to the new EU package on "Circular Economy " and the development and implementation of a number of EU policies and instruments in support of the transition to a circular economy.
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