Mr Christian F. LETTMAYR - Acting Director
Christian Lettmayr, Acting Director of Cedefop since 16 October 2010, was born 1951 in Austria. He had served as Deputy Director of Cedefop since 2005.
He holds master’s degrees in business administration and economics from the Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien (Economic University of Vienna) and in vocational and technical education from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Fulbright scholar.
From 1985 to 1994 he served as Deputy Director and subsequently Director (1994-2001) of the Austrian Institute for Small Business Research (KMU Forschung Austria) in Vienna. In 2001 he took up an assignment with the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry at the European Commission, where he contributed to the benchmarking of enterprise policies and to competitiveness analysis.
Mr Lettmayr has a background in socio-economic research and in managing research institutions. Through policy-oriented research and participation in various advisory groups he has contributed to the design and implementation of European and national policies. An entrepreneur who, among other businesses, ran his own consultancy firm and managed an import export company, he has lectured at the Hernstein Institute for Management and Leadership, the Social Academy in Vienna, the continuing education institution Wifi-Wien, and the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck. He has also been a member of professional commissions, such as Meisterprüfungskomissionen (commissions awarding vocational diplomas) of several trades in Vienna. Through these activities he has gained hands-on experience of vocational training, continuing education, and the design of training courses.