Michaela Pichler has been Secretary General/CEO of ICC (International Association for Cereal Science and Technology) since 2015 and is based at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
There she manages and coordinates the global activities of ICC which includes 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.
She is Vice-President of the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (Austria), a Board Member of the Harald Perten Foundation, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Global Harmonisation Initiative and jury member for the Eberhard Paech-Preis Foundation.
In the past, she worked in the Agriculture Administration within the Austrian Paying Agency and the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management where, for more than 10 years, she was 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 worked in Pristina as Resident Twinning Adviser supporting the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAFRD).
She holds an MSc degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) and has certificates as a EOQ Quality Manager and Quality Auditor.