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Director General (Statistics) Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tobias Thomas

Tobias Thomas is the Director General of Statistics Austria, Vice Chair of the Austrian Productivity Council (PROD) and professor of economics at the University of Graz. At an international level, Thomas represents Austria in the Committee for the European Statistical System (ESSC), at the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), the United Nations Conference of European Statisticians (UNCES) and the OECD Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy (CSSP). In addition, Thomas is member of the UNCES Task Force on the Changing Role of National Statistical Offices in Data Ecosystems.

After studying economics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and the Technical University of Berlin, Thomas received his doctorate summa cum laude at the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, where he later completed his habilitation. Thomas was a visiting scholar at, among others, Columbia University in New York at the invitation of Nobel Prize winners Joseph E. Stiglitz and Anya Schiffrin and to the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich at the invitation of Kai A. Konrad. Thomas regularly presents his research results at expert conferences and in scientific journals. He is regularly present in national and international media. In 2023 he was quoted 1 788 times by Austrian media (2022: 1 601, 2021: 1 413).

Director General (Finance) DDr. Franz Haslauer

Since January 2024, Franz Haslauer is the Director General of Statistics Austria responsible for the commercial management. Previously, from 2016, he was the sole managing director of the Österreichische Mensen Betriebsgesellschaft, for which he had been a member of the supervisory board since 2012. His focus in this position was on strategy development, quality management and digitalisation. Previously, as a partner and managing director of a consulting company, Haslauer advised and supported public institutions in tourism and healthcare in their further development for fifteen years. Further stages in his professional career included managing the Wigast Group in Austria and Germany and the position as Chief Financial Officer at Semperit Holding, for which he also worked in Paris and Thailand.

Franz Haslauer studied law in Salzburg. He then completed a degree in economics at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He gained his first professional experience at Raiffeisen Zentralbank

Last updated on 2024-07-01.
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