Mag. Gerhart FÜRST

Wirtschaftsmediator & Coach

Professional Experience

  • 2007 – today Managing Partner at Trialogis
  • 2011 – 2014 Founding Chairman of VMG (Verband für Mediation gerichtsanhängiger Verfahren / Assosciation for court related mediation, Austria)
  • 2008 – 2016 Project manager for introduction of mediation at Vienna
    Business Court (Handelsgericht Wien)
  • 1998 – 2004 Founding Chairman of forum wirtschaftsmediation

Mediator in more than 200 mediation processes, with local and international relevance such as Vienna Airport, investment cases like AWD – VKI, foundation and succession in companies, conflicts in terms of commercial law and numerous internal conflicts

  • 2007 Re-establishment and management of a family owned winery in Slovenia;
  • 1993 – 1995 Controlling and management of ETS Praha, Czech Rep.
  • 1990 – 1993 Commercial Manager and Commercial Director in South
    Pacific Viscose in Purwakarta, Indonesia
  • 1986 – 1990 Marketing Manager South East Asia, Steyr-Daimler-Puch,
    Vienna, responsible for P.R. China and Taiwan
  • 1984 – 1986 Assistant at General Secretary, Steyr-Daimler-Puch
  • Since 1980 Instructor in business administration, leadership and conflict resolution issues

Education and Training

  • 1982 Business Administration Studies, degree at Vienna University for Economics and Business
  • 1995 Further Education in Coaching (Trigon)
  • 1996 Organizational Development (Trigon) and
  • 1997 Mediation (ARGE für Lösungsorientiertes Konfliktmanagement)


Various publications in Business Mediation and public participation, published by ORAC, Falter, WEKA; Author of „Umweltmediation“ by Manz (2004)


German, English


Business Mediator (registered at Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice) Organizational Consultant, Business Coach

Current Position

Managing Partner at Trialogis;

Key Activities

Business Mediation
Conflicts in organizations
Court related mediation (Vienna Business Court)
Conflict management in groups
Coaching with special focus on conflict issues Instructor in conflict management and mediation