"Keeping well-proven practices and embracing innovation" is the guiding principle of Stefan Ehrlich-Adám, CEO of EVVA Sicherheitstechnologie and Vice-President of Austrian Standards International. The graduate of the Vienna University of Economics and Business who, in addition to German and English, also speaks French and Spanish sees standards as the simplest route to international success across national borders. Having grown up in Mexico, Senegal and Austria, international experiences have characterized his biography from early childhood. Under the management of Stefan Ehrlich-Adám, EVVA has developed into an internationally successful manufacturer and provider of access control systems. The company supplied security technology, for example, to Vienna’s General Hospital, the Copenhagen opera house, Google’s offices in Hong Kong and the cruise liner Queen Mary II. The daily "Die Presse" named him Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. Stefan Ehrlich-Adám is the father of three children, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rath AG and committee member at Metaltechnology Austria. He heads the Industry Division of the Vienna Economic Chamber and is a member of the Executive Council of the Viennese group of the Federation of Austrian Industrialists.