Antonella Mei-Pochtler

Special Advisor to the Austrian Chancellor, Top Management Consultant

As the Special Advisor to the Austrian Chancellor she leads the newly established strategy unit ThinkAustria. She is also a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group where she was one of its senior leaders based in its Vienna office until the end of 2017. Her other activity is focused on board positions in family businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the data driven health and education areas (DKMS, Teach for All). She is also a co-initiator of BCG’s educational initiative business@school, for which she received the Freedom and Responsibility award from the German government in 2002, and the co-founder of the German Phorms school network. In 2008, she was voted one of the world’s 10 best consultants by Consulting Magazine and in 2013 she was awarded its lifetime leadership award. She was recently voted one of the 25 female CEO candidates of a DAX company. Dr Mei-Pochtler was born in Rome and went to the German School. She then studied Business Administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich with a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and at the University of Rome. She earned her MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau with the Dean’s List Award. She has written many articles on a wide range of topics, and a selection of essays has been published in her book “Acupuncture for Management.”

The Austrian Federal Chancellery is the government building where the Federal Chancellor and some members of the government have their offices. Think Austria is the new Strategy, Analysis and Planning Unit of the Federal Chancellor of Austria. Its main goal is to secure the future viability of Austria by providing policy solutions for mid- and long-term challenges.