Dr. Hans-Georg Kantner was born in 1957 in Vienna, where he attended grammar school and studied law from 1975 to 1979. After his national and international studies he spent several years in the commercial lending business for an Austrian bank before moving to the Credit Protection Association, where he has been a director since 1996 in the area of insolvency.

His professional tasks deal with corporate reorganizations in and outside of insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy and questions of privacy. He regularly publishes articles on these topics, and is also speaker at industry symposiums.