Oliver Dworak is a Public & Government Affairs expert with more than two decades of experience in lobbying and advocacy for industry, trade associations and business sectors, especially the pulp and paper and forest-based industry. After serving more than eight years as Director General of Austropapier, the Austrian Association of Paper Industry, he founded his own advisory firm AGENDA and acted as an independent business consultant. In 2016, he joined the Industry Section of the Austrian Economic Chamber, where today he is Senior Policy Advisor, responsible for Energy & Environment Policies.
During his activities for Austropapier, Oliver also held the positions as Managing Director of ÖZEPA, the Austrian Association of Pulp and Paper Chemists and Technicians, member and Vice-Chairman of the Association Directors Group at CEPI, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, member of the Board of Print Power Austria, member of the FAO Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products, President of the Institute of Industrial Ecology, member of the Executive Committee of the Cooperation Platform Forest-Wood-Paper, and Secretary General of the Austrian Support Group to the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform FTP.
Oliver studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and the Technical University in Vienna, and at the University of Berkeley, California, USA.
2016- Austrian Economic Chamber, Industry Section: Senior Policy Advisor
2015-2016 AGENDA Public Affairs & Management Consulting: Founder & Owner
2002-2014 Austropapier –Association of the Austrian Paper Industry
2006-2014: Director General
2002-2005: Energy & Environment Director
ÖZEPA – Austrian Association of Pulp and Paper Chemists and Technicians: Managing Director
Print Power Austria: Member of the Board 2010-2014
Papier aus Österreich Publishing House: Managing Director 2006-2012
Cooperation Platform Forest Wood Paper: Member of the Executive Committee 2008-2014
Institute for Industrial Ecology, St. Pölten: President 2008-2015
CEPI – Confederation of European Paper Industries, Brussels: Member of the Association Directors Group 2006-2014, Vice Chairman 2012/2013
FAO Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products: Member since 2010
Forest-based Sector Technology Platform FTP, Brussels: Secretary General of the Austrian National Support Group 2005-2007
1993-2002 Austrian Economic Chamber, Industry Section: Environment & Energy PolicyAdvisor
1989-1993 Austrian Eco Fund: Advisor for the promotion of corporate environmental projects
1978-1989 UniversIty of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Technical University Vienna
University of California Berkeley, USA