After completing a degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Joachim Zimmel has enjoyed a wide-ranging and rewarding career. In 2002 he was appointed CFO of Division Raw Materials AG, in 2009 he founded Zimmel Beteiligungs and Consulting GmbH and also became a Managing Partner and CFO of the ACCEDO Group and, from 2012 up until 2015 he has been CFO of Goldenboat Holding AG, Switzerland. Since 2016 he has taken over the position as COO at Goldenboat Holding, one of the world market leaders in barite industries, repsonsible for the operational processing business as well as new business development. After returning back to Austria in 2017 he has taken over the position as Director Accounting, Controlling and Financial procedures of Brantner Group, one of the leading companies in environmental services in Central Europe. He teaches Project Finance at LBS.