As most of his career was focused in Austria, CEE and South East Europe, Mr. Smutny has a vast network of contacts within the banking- and financing industry and has in-depth knowledge of different business segments specifically in the tourism and real estate area. Between 2012 and 2014 specific attention was given to the Turkish market, in which Mr. Smutny build up a close network to various business angels and reputable family offices as well as bridging Turkish and Austrian commercial interest.
In October 2014 Mr. Smutny joined the Austrian Consulting and Finance Boutique "Advicum Consulting GmbH" as Associate Partner. This enables him to further enlarge his existing vast network for the sake of the client's interest. At Advicum his main task is aimed at Corporate Finance activities in Austria and Central-Eastern Europe. Additionally, Michael Smutny is engaged in various corporate restructuring cases, one of the main business activities of Advicum.
Since 2009 Mr. Smutny has also held the position of Managing Director at an Austrian Real Estate Company. This Real Estate company invests in Austria and international commercial real estate.
During the first half of 2016 Mr. Smutny completed a trip around the world, which further improved his business focus and enhanced his personal and professional perspective.
Mr. Smutny holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.