Thomas Grabner
Global CEO and Partner
Kastner & Partners


Thomas is Austrian, born in the city of Krems in 1966. He studied Business & Economics in Vienna and started his career at Concepta Advertising in Bolanzo, Italy, where he lived for 5 years. Starting as a copywriter, he enjoyed a swift rise to Managing Director within five months.

He joined Kastner & Partners in Frankfurt as Managing Director in 1994 and was responsible for managing the International roll-out of Kastner ́s client Red Bull Eenergy Drink.

In 2001 he successfully opened a Kastner & Partners office in London and in February 2005 he moved to Los Angeles to manage and run the US Headquarters of Kastner & Partners as CEO.

In 2012, he moved back to Europe to run the International agency network of Kastner & Partners and further business ventures as Global CEO and Partner.

Thomas is passionate about brands and brand strategy. He has been a vital part of the strategic core team who developed Red Bull Energy Drink from an Austrian start-up to a global brand phenomenon.

Thomas is married, has 3 lovely children and a dog and is very happy to live in his hometown again.