We focus on the telecommunications, banking and media sectors, closely linked to four fields of expertise.
Atlas Management has successfully realised numerous projects in recent years. During this time, procuring benefits for the client was always the focus of our work.

Dr Michael Gordon

Head of Telecom Practice at Atlas Management; area of expertise: large projects for telecommunication companies and satellite operator.

Previous experience
Senior manager for the international satellite operator Eutelsat and its subsidiary Hispasat. Has worked in France, Spain, Latin America and Germany.
Associate at McKinsey & Company Inc. in the fields of telecommunications and media.

Studied in Vienna. Took part in student exchanges to Salamanca (Spain) and Strasbourg (France).
Doctorate in economics (econometrics) from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Foreign languages: English, French, Spanish and regular attempts at Portuguese and Italian.
Where would you most like to live?
In Berlin, but not in the winter.

Who is your favourite historical figure?
Marco Polo

Which fault are you most willing to forgive?
Almost any, as long as its recognised as such.

Your favourite painter?
Oswald Tschirtner, Alfred Kubin

Your favourite composer?
Ludwig van Beethoven, Frank Zappa

Your favourite poet?
Poetry is not for me.

Your favourite writer?
Johann (alias Prof. Werner Bunz)

Which three books would you most recommend?
  • Everything by Alfred Kubin, but particularly The Prophet Daniel (Der Prophet Daniel) if only for the amazing illustrations
  • Nellanutella by Gelatin as a good example of how unconventional thinking can also be well structured
  • The Kronenzeitung Kochbuch the first Austrian cookbook ever (only available in Austria), so that we exiles need not starve.

Why are you a partner at Atlas Management?
It was always my goal to become self-employed. Atlas Management provided the right combination of the right people at the right time.

What other goals do you hope to achieve?
Professional: To organise an extensive project in a completely different society.
Personal: Id like to experience many more positive things whose existence Im not even aware of yet.

How would you like to spend your retirement?
Retirement? Ill think about this question when Im dead.

What is your favourite activity, apart from working?
Fiddling and tinkering with things. But preferably not with my colleague Peter, since I dont have a clue about motorised objects.

What is your motto?
Nothing comes from nothing.

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