ICC Secretary General / CEO
Since 2015 Michaela Pichler is Secretary General/CEO of ICC – the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology www.icc.or.at, based with its Headquarters in Vienna/Austria.
There she manages and coordinates the global activities of ICC as the pre-eminent international association in the field of cereal science and technology, committed to the international cooperation by disseminating knowledge, conducting research and developing standard methods that contribute to advance innovation, improve food quality, food safety and food security for the health and well-being of all people.
Michaela Pichler acts furthermore as Vice-President at the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology – Austria, as Board Member at the Harald Perten Foundation, as Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Global Harmonisation Initiative and as jury member for the Eberhard Paech-Preis Foundation.
In the past she was working in the Agriculture Administration within the Austrian Paying Agency and the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management where she has been more than 10 years actively involved in the management and implementation of various EU funded projects in the field of agriculture and rural development as well as capacity building in new Member States, Candidate Countries and Potential Candidates. From 2012 to 2014 she was working in Pristina as Resident Twinning Adviser in the EPA (European Projects Association) awarded EU Twinning Project to support the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAFRD).
She holds a MSc degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) and has certificates as EOQ Quality Manager and Quality Auditor.