Since 2008, Christian Pibitz has been a Managing Director and major shareholder of Bessentials Group GmbH, a consulting company in strategic and crisis management. Prior to that he was Security Chief of OMV AG, a global security advisor of a humanitarian organization, as well as being active in over 40 war zones such as Iraq, Kosovo and Sudan. In addition, he taught integrated security management at the University of Applied Sciences campus in Vienna,  and was Chairman of the working group Security Management of the New ÖNORM. He studied risk, crises, and disaster management at University of Leicester. He has published articles in various specialist publication in Austria as well as Europe.