Klaus has held leadership roles in forestry enterprises in different emerging markets. Klaus provides university classes in strategy, innovation and general management in Argentina and Colombia. As a consultant he worked for the World Bank, European Union, and the Austrian Forest Administration. Klaus holds a PhD in forestry about the importance of forests and forestry for the carbon cycle (Ludwig- Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany) and is an alumnus of the International Executive Programme of the INSEAD in France. During a post-doc sabbatical, he worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Klaus is the Honorary Consul of Austria in the Northwest of Argentina.