Born in Graz, Austria, Harald Krieger studied law, business administration, and applied ethics at the University of Graz. From 1975 till 1991 he worked for the Austrian tax authorities, most recently in a management position. In 1991, he moved to the private sector, among other things as a managing partner of a tax consulting and auditing company as well as a management consulting company. Since 2003 Harald is partner and CFO of Coop Himmelb(l)au. He is responsible for the financial management of the company in general and the projects in particular. Furthermore, he is in charge of the company and project contracting. Harald also deals in depth with socially relevant issues that arise in connection with architecture and society.