Severin joined Teach For Austria in July 2021. Prior to his appointment, he worked for Deutsche Bank in several international management roles, most recently as Head of Corporate Bank Coverage in Central and Eastern Europe. Severin studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Vienna and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. He also holds an MBA degree from Ashridge Business School. During his schooling and university days, he was an active leader in the church youth movement and passionate hobby basketball player and kids coach. He lives in Vienna with his wife and two sons.