The new operational head of this global network is Michael Nitsche, majority owner of the Austrian Gallup Institute since 2014. Nitsche, who was Managing Partner of Gallup in Austria for many years, was named Executive Vice President of the five-person Board of Directors by Gallup International Association.
Gallup International was founded in 1947 by George Gallup, pioneer of American market and opinion research. The headquarters in Vienna should coordinate the preparation of worldwide studies as well as congresses and other events. The main customers of Gallup are large NGOs, such as Transparency International and the Red Cross.