Feri Thierry is Secretary General and Managing Director of the European Forum Alpbach. He has more than three decades of experience within the political field. He spent 15 years advising companies and other organisations on public affairs and political communication. In between, Thierry played a key role in the development of the NEOS (The New Austria and Liberal Forum) as Federal Managing Director. Born in Vienna, he has also held numerous management positions in advocacy groups and political initiatives on a voluntary basis. His special expertise is the management and further development of organisations.