Raised in a family of Austrian winemakers, with a Master’s Degree from Vienna University’s School of Economics and Business Administration and with a broad experience in consulting and auditing Austrian and international hotel and tourism companies, Franz Schweiger takes on the role of Managing Director of the group, bringing his years of expertise and knowledge in business start-up, corporate finance and international tax law. Franz is a Certified Public Auditor and has held both executive and board positions in energy, tax consultancy and international accounting firms, as well as private family trusts. He has published works on “Business Acquisition in Austria” (Vienna University Press, 2000) and a “Tax Guide for Viniculture” (Service Fachverlag, 1999). He continues to publish in trade magazines and lectures in MBA programs at Vienna University on international taxation and accounting regulations, most notably those set by IFRS. While directing the operations of a “digital” accounting/auditing firm, he is well positioned to support Green Tourism Group’s mission to assist international clients in designing, developing and implementing sustainable tourism projects.