curriculum vitae

Ernst Gittenberger

Dr. Ernst Gittenberger

Born 1971, married to Cornelia Kohlross-Gittenberger (organizational consultant), living and working in Vienna (and Linz)

Professional Background

  • Managing Director/Partner/Proprietor | kohlrossgittenberger | entwicklungsraeume | (current)
  • Head | Centre of Retail and Consumer Research | Institute for Retailing, Sales and Marketing | Johannes Kepler University Linz ( (current)
  • Over 20 years’ experience as senior researcher and consultant

Fields of action

  • Retail and consumer research for institutions and companies
  • Consultancy based on research findings
  • Presentations based on research findings

Education and Training

  • Studied Business Administration at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
  • Doctorate in Social and Economic Sciences from Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Regular management training
  • Regular professional development in economic and social science methodology


  • Many years of experience in acquisition, conceptualization, development and leadership of research projects (particularly in retail and consumer research)
  • Networking with and consultancy for institutional clients (chambers of commerce, government ministries, interest groups, companies)
  • Several years’ teaching experience in market research
  • High level of expertise in employee management and coordination of external partners (networks)
  • Numerous publications and presentations on research findings
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods of empirical economic research
  • Languages: German / English

Personal skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and data literacy
  • Outstanding organizational and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills when working with clients and the media
  • Outstandingly conscientious and loyal
  • Open to development and innovation
  • Structured and meticulous approach to work

Contact Details

kohlrossgittenberger | entwicklungsraeume
+43 699 19 29 49 89
Pramergasse 25A/3,
1090 Vienna, Austria |

Georg-Sigl-Gasse 2 /
Top 20 /
Vienna, Austria