Arno Gasteiger (born September 30, 1947 in Salzburg) is a former Austrian politician of the ÖVP. Until his retirement at the end of 2011, he was one of the two board directors and spokesman of Salzburg AG for energy, transport and telecommunications as well as member of the supervisory board of the bank Carl Spängler & Co. AG. Gasteiger studied law at the University of Innsbruck. He gained professional experience in the Department of Immigration in the Australian capital Canberra, at the "Salzburger Nachrichten" and in the ORF Salzburg, before he began working for the Salzburg state government in 1984. Politically Gasteiger achieved some successes. He achieved the reorganization of tourism structures through a new tourism law and some business settlements (including Sony). He also contributed significantly to the budget consolidation of Salzburg. Until 2000, eleven budget drafts were made by Gasteiger. At the end of the 1990s, Gasteiger prevented the sale of SAFE to Energie AG Oberösterreich and favored a merger with Salzburger Stadtwerke. Already in the spring of 2000, Arno Gasteiger took over a job on the SAFE Technology Board.
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