Wolfgang Sporrer is a Fellow at the Hertie School. He used to head the Human Dimension Department of the OSCE SMM in Kyiv, where he lead the civilian aspects of conflict management and facilitated and promoted dialogue between the opposing sides. Before that, he was the head of the international oil and gas company OMV's representation in the Caspian region, where he spearheaded the regional efforts to promote the Southern Gas Corridor for the EU. Previously, he served as the Head of the Europa House of the European Commission in Baku/Azerbaijan and as the Head of the Democratisation Department of the OSCE Presence in Albania. He also served as a political adviser in the EU delegation in Moscow and in several functions for the OSCE in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. He studied law at the University of Vienna, the Universite Catholique de Louvain La Neuve and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds a Diploma in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University SAIS.