Manfred has worked in the energy sector for more than 10 years and has taken on various positions in legal departments. Currently he is business partner legal upstream of OMV Aktiengesellschaft. Manfred studied law in Vienna and Geneva. He started his career in the energy sector in the infrastructure segment, first as legal counsel of Baumgarten–Oberkappel Gasleitungsgesellschaft mbH (now merged into Gas Connect Austria GmbH) and later as senior legal counsel in OMV Aktiengesellschaft where he was in charge of major European gas infrastructure projects and also covered the upstream gas as well as the power sector within OMV. With a secondment to EconGas GmbH, a company listed in the Top 10 of Austria’s most successful companies in 2015, Manfred further deepened his professional portfolio in the energy sector.