Since April, 2011, Christoph Neumayer has served as the General Secretary of the Federation of Austrian Industry. Previously he was Head of Marketing & Communication, Head of the IV-Newsroom, as well as Chief Editor of the Press Service of the Industry in the Federation of Austrian Industry. In 1995 he received the Claus Gatterer Journalist Award as an employee of the ORF-minorities desk. Since 2002 he has also been a lecturer at the Institute of Journalism University of Salzburg, and at the Institute for Media and Communication studies, University of Vienna.