Managing Director and Chief Economist of Raiffeisen Bank International AG in Vienna, one of the largest foreign banks and investors in Russia and Eastern Europe. In his day-to-day business, he collaborates closely with a team of local economists on-site in 14 countries in CEE, for whom he has a steering and coordination function. He regularly publishes in professional journals, edited volumes or industry magazines. In addition to his analytical work, he supports the top management in discussions with stakeholders, regulators, rating agencies etc. In 2019, he participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program of the US State Department and strengthened his network in the area of international financial market (governance) topics.