Matthias Kandler holds a bachelor's degree in political sciences. Since 2005, he worked as a PR consultant, event organiser and fundraiser for com.sult business conferences as well as the Austrian Social Business Day. He also managed the economic side of Austrian traditional soccer club Wiener Sport-Club before returning to the communication branch at the Greens Economy Association in the Economic Chamber.

Matthias joined ICNM in March 2018 as Media & Network Manager for the European Youth Award, he is now responsible for partnerships and sponsors at the WSA as well as the development of the event series conducting Social Hackathons, Impact Weekends and Game Jams.