Vienna (OTS) – Christoph Tamandl (46) took over the management of Federal Committee Group I in the Federal Trade Division of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKÖ) on July 1, 2020. Tamandl is now responsible for the agricultural trade, pharmaceutical wholesale / drugstore / perfumery as well as online and general trade sectors in addition to the food trade association. In this role, Tamandl succeeds Richard Franta, who has held the management board for almost two decades and retires after a total of 40 years of professional activity in the WKÖ.
“We are delighted to have Christoph Tamandl, an internationally proven expert in the consumer goods industry,” says Franta. “Thanks to his many years of experience on both the corporate and association level, he has an excellent understanding of the needs of our member companies.”
Christoph Tamandl states: “I am looking forward to this new task and the close cooperation with our member companies. More than ever, our companies now need growth-oriented framework conditions that help to master industry-specific challenges and ensure the long-term viability of companies in Austria in the long term. ”On behalf of the trade association, Tamandl thanks his predecessor Franta for his“ long-term commitment as managing director, which he helped with Competence, lifeblood and highest integrity ”.
The Viennese Tamandl has more than 15 years of experience in advocacy in the food industry and most recently was responsible for the public affairs & communication agendas in the D / A / CH region at the US beverage company PepsiCo. Before that, he held various leading roles in the areas of public affairs and sustainability, first at the Association of the EU Beverage and Food Industry (FoodDrinkEurope) in Brussels, where he headed the environmental policy department, and then at Nestlé’s corporate headquarters in Switzerland. Tamandl studied law (University of Vienna), European studies (Amsterdam), business administration (Rotterdam) and communication / PR (Krems). (PWK314 / JHR)
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