Hanns Glatz is head of the CNC Brussels office.With his 40 years career as a “business diplomat”, Dr Glatz has aprofound knowledge of the political processes in the EU. He is appreciated as an adept mediator and experienced communication professional in Brussels. From 1989 until the end of October 2009, Dr Glatz was responsible for Daimler’s relations with the EU. He is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Brussels’ chapter of the Wirtschaftsrat Deutschland. Moreover, he is Chairman of the European Business Committee of the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) and Member of the Advisory Board of the European Policy Centre (EPC). He chaired the US working group of BusinessEurope (the European federation of national industry associations) until October 2009. He has worked at Ford of Europe for nine years, and then established the then federation of EU National Associations of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, which he has headed for 10 years as Secretary General. Dr Glatz studied Law and Economics at the University of Vienna and the College of Europe in Bruges. He started his professional career in the policy department of the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture.