Mr. Wilhelm Klinger - Curriculum vitae

Career Path

1 January 2007 - Ongoing

Managing Director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board.

1 April 2000 –
31 March 2006

External advisor for GAJA S.P.A., Gaja distribuzione, Pieve S. Restituta and Ca'Marcanda
Area of responsibility: Optimising wine export and sales channels, market observation, international press, world-wide product presentations and sales training, import advisor for product selection.

1 January 1996 – 31 March 2000

Managing Director of the Freie Weingärtner Wachau reg. Gen.m.b.H. Cooperative.
Area of responsibility: Marketing and Distribution. Strategic new positioning and restructuring of the wine range, development of export, and international press and public relations work, etc.

July 1993 –
End 1995

Management Team of the Retail Company WEIN & CO Weinhandelsges.m.b.H.
Creation and Development of the wine retail chain with nine shops (today 14 shops) in Vienna, Linz, Graz, Salzburg and Bregenz. Particular focus on purchasing, the product lines, marketing and recruitment. Public relations and company spokesman, and Deputy Managing Director to the Owner.

February 1987 – July 1993

Head of Marketing for the Company A.V. Stangl, Salzburg.
Area of responsibility in all areas of the wholesale and retail business in wine and coffee: Purchasing, import and logistics, purchase orders and invoicing, advertising, recruitment; promoted internally to Head of Marketing.

June 1986 – September 1986

Head of Press and PR for the Bregenz Festival.
Actor & Culture Management, Salzburg.
Actor with regular appearances at the Salzburg National Theatre, author/cabaret in Salzburg, Vienna, Graz, Munich.



Provisional teaching year of secondary school education in French and Italian at the Billroth Grammar School in Döbling, Vienna. National Service


Academic degree in Romance studies at the University of Salzburg.
State teaching qualification for French and Italian.


Secondary education, specialising in languages, and with the Matura (advanced level exams) at the Höhere Internatschule des Bundes (BEA) Grammar School in Saalfelden.


Primary School in Gaspoltshofen (Upper Austria)

Personal Details

Date of Birth:

1 October 1956


Wilhelm Karl Klinger, Transport Company (retired)


Hedwig Maria Klinger, Restaurateur (retired)