DA Alumni Hall of Fame

In 2010, the Diplomatic Academy started a new initiative to honor its most distinguished alumni. Each year, DA graduates from all over the world are inducted to the DA Alumni Hall of Fame.

It is DA’s goal to congratulate its alumni on their interesting and successful careers as well as show our students and young alumni what they, too, can achieve after graduating from the Academy.

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2016

 

HÉLÈNE BAUDET

France; Diploma Course 23 (1986-88)
Career Highlights:
° Director, EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness, Ernst & Young (EY)

ANDREI GALBUR

Moldova; Special Course 11 (1998)
Career Highlights:
° Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

TUDOR ULIANOVSCHI

Moldova; Special Course 25 (2006)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Geneva (UN, WTO)

BARTHOLD VEENENDAAL

Netherlands; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Member of the Board, Unichips Food Group
° Senior Vice-President, Schneider Electric

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2015

 

Gerhard DANNINGER

Austria; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Sales & Marketing Director, PT South Pacific Viscose

Eva Marie HABERFELLNER

Austria; Diploma Course 6 (1969-71)
Career Highlights:
° Principal, Schule Schloss Salem
° Head of Bildungsinitiative Wirtschaft Verstehen Lernen, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Stiftung

Thomas RESCH

Austria; Diploma Course 28 (1991-93)
Career Highlights:
° Obermagistratsrat, City of Vienna

Marus RODLAUER

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Director, IMF Asia & Pacific Department
° Chief, IMF Mission to China

Georges SANTER

Luxembourg; Diploma Course 15 (1978-80)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies of Luxembourg in Vienna, Paris and Berlin
° Secretary-General, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg

Bernhard WRABETZ

Austria; Diploma Course 25 (1988-90)
Career Highlights:
° Foreign Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
° Ambassador, Embassies of Austria in Lisbon and New Delhi

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2014

 

Brigitte BRENNER 

Austria; Diploma Course 26 (1989-91)
Career Highlights:
° Head of EU and International Services, Austrian Parliament
° President, Austrian National Committee of UNIFEM

Friedrich DÄUBLE

Germany; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Organizations in Vienna
° Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sao Paulo
° Permanent Representative, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Rome
° Advisor EU Affairs, Office of the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Myrtha HURTADO RIVAS

Switzerland; MAIS 3 (1999-2000)
Career Highlights:
° Global Head Trademarks, Novartis (Sandoz)
° Head of Group Trademarks, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

Dieter KOVAR

Austria; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Managing Director, Schauenburg Group Africa
° Managing Director, BASF South Africa & Sub-Sahara
° Secretary to the Minister, Austrian Ministry of Trade and Industry

Aslan Bakenovich SARINZHIPOV

Kazakhstan; Special Course 11 (1998)
Career Highlights:
° Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Martin STROPNICKY

Czech Republic; Special Course 1 (1990-91)
Career Highlights:
° Minister, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
° Minister, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
° Artistic Director, Vinohrady Theatre Prague
° Ambassador, Czech Embassies in Lisbon, Rome and the Vatican

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2013

 

Peter ATHANASIADIS

Austria; Diploma Course 5 (1968-70)
Career Highlights:
° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Kaushik BAGCHI

India; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Chair of History and Historic Preservation department, Goucher College

Gerlinde MANZ-CHRIST

Austria; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Department for Communication and PR, Fürstentum Liechtenstein
° Managing Partner, Manz-Christ AG 

Ioannis RAPTAKIS

Greece; Diploma Course 16 (1979-81)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in New Delhi

 Karl SCHIEMER

Austria; Diploma Course 10 (1973-75)
Career Highlights:
° Director, Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse

Friedrich SOMMER

Austria; Diploma Course 11 (1974-76)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Department Legal and Compliance, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG
° Member of the Supervisory Board, Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2012

 

Younes ALTAMIMI

Jordan; Diploma Course 7 (1970-72)
Career Highlights:
° Director of Organization and Management Development, Arab Bank
° Deputy Director General, Albaraka Banking Group
° Senior Advisor, Riyad Bank
° Senior Consultant, United Nations Development Programme
° Senior Advisor, Sudan Cooperative and Development Bank
° Senior Banking Consultant, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Services

Ilona ANTONISZYN-KLIK

Poland; Diploma Course 38 (2001-02)
Career Highlights:
° Undersecretary of State (“Deputy Minister”), Ministry of Economy, Poland

Marie-Roger BILOA

Cameroon; Diploma Course 14 (1977-79)
Career Highlights:
° Chairperson, Club Millenium, Paris
° CEO, Chief-editor and publisher, “Africa International”

Janine FINCK

Luxembourg; Diploma Course 23 (1986-88)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy of Luxembourg in Rome
° Chef du Protocole du Gouvernement, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Luxembourg

Aleksandar HEINA

Croatia; Special Course 3
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Copenhagen
° Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Croatia
° Ambassador, Embassy of Croatia in Bern

Markus INGENLATH

Germany; Diploma Course 31 (1994-96)
Career Highlights:
° Secretary General, Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk

Jan KICKERT

Austria; Diploma Course 30 (1993-95)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Austrian Embassy in Zagreb
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
° Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN, New York

Jasna OGNJANOVAC

Croatia; Special Course 2
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Dublin
° Assistant Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia

Jean-Francis Regis ZINSOU

Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Benin to the UN in New York

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2011

 

Valentin ALEXANDROV

Bulgaria; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Minister of Defence, Bulgaria

Fatimir CELA

Albania; Special Course 3
Career Highlights:
° General Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Albania

Adunga FISSIHA

Ethiopia; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in London 

Friedrich HAMBURGER

Austria, Diploma Course 6 (1969-71)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Delegation, European Commission
° Director, European Commission

Anne Ruth HERKES

Germany; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
° Ambassador, Embassy in Doha

Yusuf Ziya IRBEC

Turkey; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° Founding President, International Balkan University, Skopje
° Member of Parliament, Turkey

 Michael Oliver KITZ

Austria; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, Casinos Austria CAGAST

Roland MARXER

Liechtenstein; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador and Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liechtenstein
° Ambassador, Geneva

Leopold MAURER

Austria; Diploma Course 9 (1972-74)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Delegation, European Commission
° Ambassador, EU Delegation to Montenegro

Peter MOSER

Austria; Diploma Course 2 (1965-67)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Washington, DC, Tokyo and Seoul

Dragana RADULOVIC

Montenegro; Special Course 18
Career Highlights:
° Director-General of the Directorate General for NATO and Security Policy
° Ambassador, Embassy and Permanent Representation in Vienna

Michael REINPRECHT

Austria; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Unit, European Parliament

Gerhard REIWEGER

Austria; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
° Ambassador, Embassiesy in Sofia and Bucharest

Heinz Ludwig SOMMERBAUER

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, Austro Control

Ernst SUCHARIPA

Austria; Diploma Course 9 (1972-74)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in London
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in New York (UN)
° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Elisabeth ZUK-MAYERHOFER

Austria; Diploma Course 2 (1965-67)
Career Highlights:
° Director, Bundespressedienst Austria

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2010

 

Celso L.N. AMORIM

Brazil; Diploma Course 3 (1966-68)
Career Highlights:
° Minister of Defense, Brazil
° Minister of External Relations, Brazil
° Secretary General, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil

Werner ANDRÄ

Austria; MAIS 1 (1996-98)
Career Highlights:
° Judge at Bundesverwaltungsgericht der Republik Österreich
° Secretary General, Land & Forst Betriebe Österreich

Ilse BARTENSTEIN

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° General Manager, Lannacher Heilmittel GmbH
° CEO, Gerot Pharmazeutika GmbH

Christian BERLAKOVITS

Austria; Diploma Course 9 (1972-74)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Algiers and Rome
° Director-General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

Emil BRIX

Austria; Diploma Course 17 (1980-82)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in London and Moscow
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

Alexander CHRISTIANI

Austria; Diploma Course 1 (1964-66)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Pretoria, The Hague and London

Herbert CORDT

Austria; Diploma Course 8 (1971-73)
Career Highlights:
° Board Member, Österreichische Postsparkasse
° Board Member, Österreichische Länderbank AG
° CEO, Cordt & Partner
° Chairman Supervisory Board of RHI

Filip CUMPS

Belgium; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Jakarta, Kiev, Riga and Vilnius

Wendelin ETTMAYER

Austria; Diploma Course 4 (1967-69)
Career Highlights:
° Member of Parliament, Austria
° Ambassador, Embassies in Helsinki and Ottawa
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Strasbourg (Council of Europe)

Rafik FISCHER

Luxembourg; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Chairman of the Board of Directors of KBLepb Investment Funds
° Chairman of the Board of Directors of EFA

Ingeborg GABRIEL

Austria; Diploma Course 11 (1974-76)
Career Highlights:
° Professor & Head of Department, University of Vienna

Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC

Croatia; Special Course 5
Career Highlights:
° President of the Republic of Croatia
° Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO
° Minister of External Relations, Croatia
° Ambassador, Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Isabel GÜNTHER

Germany; Diploma Course 39 (2002/03)
Career Highlights:
° Professor and Head of the Center for Development and Cooperation, ETH Zurich

Ahmed HAGGAG

Egypt; Diploma Course 2 (1965-67)
Career Highlights:
° Special Envoy of the President of Egypt
° Secretary General, African Society

Peter HOHENFELLNER

Austria; Diploma Course 2 (1965-67)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Havana and Beirut
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in New York (UN)

Valentin INZKO

Austria; Diploma Course 9 (1972-74)
Career Highlights:
° High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN
° European Union Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
° Ambassador, Embassies in Ljubljana and Sarajevo

Evgeni IVANOW

Bulgaria; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Executive Director, Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (EU)

Fernand KARTHEISER

Luxembourg; Diploma Course 23 (1986-88)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Washington, D.C. and Berlin
° Member of Parliament, Luxembourg

Shigeo KATSU

Japan; Diploma Course 11 (1974-76)
Career Highlights:
° Regional Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group
° President of Nazarbayev University, Astana

Wolfgang LANZ

Austria; Diploma Course 1 (1964-66)
Career Highlights:
° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Igor LUKSIC

Montenegro; Special Course 14
Career Highlights:
° Minister of Foreign Affairs, Montenegro
° Prime Minister, Montenegro
° Minister of Finance, Montenegro

Gabriele MATZNER

Austria; Diploma Course 5 (1968-70)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Bratislava, Tunis and London
° Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy

Ferdinand MAYRHOFER-GRÜNBÜHEL

Austria; Diploma Course 3 (1966-68)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Ljubljana and Budapest
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Vienna (UN and OSCE)

Karl M. MILLAUER

Austria; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, Aquarion AG
° Senior Vice President, Aquatech
° CEO, Christ Water Technology Group
° CFO, Wolford AG
° Member of the Supervisory Board at AIT

Jeanne MOULOT GUEHE

Côte d’Ivoire; Diploma Course 13 (1976-78)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in Madrid

Brigitte ÖPPINGER-WALCHSHOFER

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Addis Ababa and Pretoria
° Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency

Daniel OSPELT

Liechtenstein; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Strasbourg (Council of Europe)

Dieter PLATZER

Austria; Diploma Course 24 (1987-89)
Career Highlights:
° Director, Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung

René POLLITZER

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Cabinet Director, Office of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria
° Ambassador, Embassies in Athens and Rome

Ernst PORPACZY

Austria; Diploma Course 1 (1964-66)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, Abbott Pharma
° CEO, BYK
° CEO, Altana Pharma

Georgios D. POUKAMISSAS

Greece; Diploma Course 14 (1977-79)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in Bucharest
° Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece

Gerhard PUTMAN-CRAMER

Netherlands; Diploma Course 10 (1973-75)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Director, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN
° Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the PAM to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva

Virgiljo REYES, Jr

Philippines; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Pretoria and Rome

Barbara SATTLER

Austria; Diploma Course 41 (2004/05)
Career Highlights:
° Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews
° Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Yale University

Johann SATTLER

Austria; Diploma Course 31 (1994/95)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, WAZ Russia

Heinz SCHADEN

Austria; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Mayor, City of Salzburg

Karl SCHRAMEK

Austria; Diploma Course 10 (1973-75)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Brussels and Damascus
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (NATO)
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation at the OECD, Paris

Georg SCHRAMEL

Austria; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Hans-Dietmar SCHWEISGUT

Austria; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador and Head, Delegations of the EU to Japan as well as to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (EU)
° Ambassador, Embassies in Tokyo and Beijing
° Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria

Souren G. SERAYDARIAN

Syrian Arab Republic; Diploma Course 4 (197-69)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, UNMIL, UN

Jutta STEFAN-BASTL

Austria; Diploma Course 7 (1970-72)
Career Highlights:
°Ambassador, Embassies in Ljubljana, Delhi and Tokyo

Elhadj Amadou SY

Senegal; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
° Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, UN

Tomasz TARABA

Poland; Diploma Course 8 (1971-73)
Career Highlights:
° Chairman of the Board, Volksbank International Croatia

Mamadou TINE

Senegal; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° Directeur de cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senegal

Hüner TUNCER

Turkey; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Professor, Middle East Technical University Ankara

Elisabeth UDOLF-STROBL

Austria; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° Director-General, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria

Robert VAN EMBDEN

Netherlands; Diploma Course 16 (1979-81)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Kingshasa, Asmara and Bogota

Ranko VUJACIC

Serbia; Diploma Course 13 (1976-78)
Career Highlights:
° Director Operational Support Services Branch, UNIDO, UN
° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Montenegro

Hans WINKLER

Austria; Diploma Course 5 (1968-70)
Career Highlights:
° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
° State Secretary, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

Michael ZIMMERMANN

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in Budapest
° Cabinet Director, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

In order to nominate a fellow alumna or alumnus for the Hall of Fame, please contact andreas.ehrmann@da-vienna.ac.at.

Brigitte BRENNER 

Austria; Diploma Course 26 (1989-91)
Career Highlights:
° Head of EU and International Services, Austrian Parliament
° President, Austrian National Committee of UNIFEM

Friedrich DÄUBLE

Germany; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Organizations in Vienna
° Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sao Paulo
° Permanent Representative, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Rome
° Advisor EU Affairs, Office of the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Myrtha HURTADO RIVAS

Switzerland; MAIS 3 (1999-2000)
Career Highlights:
° Global Head Trademarks, Novartis (Sandoz)
° Head of Group Trademarks, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

Dieter KOVAR

Austria; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Managing Director, Schauenburg Group Africa
° Managing Director, BASF South Africa & Sub-Sahara
° Secretary to the Minister, Austrian Ministry of Trade and Industry

Aslan Bakenovich SARINZHIPOV

Kazakhstan; Special Course 11 (1998)
Career Highlights:
° Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Martin STROPNICKY

Czech Republic; Special Course 1 (1990-91)
Career Highlights:
° Minister, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
° Minister, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
° Artistic Director, Vinohrady Theatre Prague
° Ambassador, Czech Embassies in Lisbon, Rome and the Vatican

Gerhard DANNINGER

Austria; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Sales & Marketing Director, PT South Pacific Viscose

Eva Marie HABERFELLNER

Austria; Diploma Course 6 (1969-71)
Career Highlights:
° Principal, Schule Schloss Salem
° Head of Bildungsinitiative Wirtschaft Verstehen Lernen, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Stiftung

Thomas RESCH

Austria; Diploma Course 28 (1991-93)
Career Highlights:
° Obermagistratsrat, City of Vienna

Marus RODLAUER

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Director, IMF Asia & Pacific Department
° Chief, IMF Mission to China

Georges SANTER

Luxembourg; Diploma Course 15 (1978-80)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies of Luxembourg in Vienna, Paris and Berlin
° Secretary-General, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg

Bernhard WRABETZ

Austria; Diploma Course 25 (1988-90)
Career Highlights:
° Foreign Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
° Ambassador, Embassies of Austria in Lisbon and New Delhi

Peter ATHANASIADIS

Austria; Diploma Course 5 (1968-70)
Career Highlights:
° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Kaushik BAGCHI

India; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Chair of History and Historic Preservation department, Goucher College

Gerlinde MANZ-CHRIST

Austria; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Department for Communication and PR, Fürstentum Liechtenstein
° Managing Partner, Manz-Christ AG 

Ioannis RAPTAKIS

Greece; Diploma Course 16 (1979-81)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in New Delhi

 Karl SCHIEMER

Austria; Diploma Course 10 (1973-75)
Career Highlights:
° Director, Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse

Friedrich SOMMER

Austria; Diploma Course 11 (1974-76)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Department Legal and Compliance, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG
° Member of the Supervisory Board, Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Younes ALTAMIMI

Jordan; Diploma Course 7 (1970-72)
Career Highlights:
° Director of Organization and Management Development, Arab Bank
° Deputy Director General, Albaraka Banking Group
° Senior Advisor, Riyad Bank
° Senior Consultant, United Nations Development Programme
° Senior Advisor, Sudan Cooperative and Development Bank
° Senior Banking Consultant, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Services

Ilona ANTONISZYN-KLIK

Poland; Diploma Course 38 (2001-02)
Career Highlights:
° Undersecretary of State (“Deputy Minister”), Ministry of Economy, Poland

Marie-Roger BILOA

Cameroon; Diploma Course 14 (1977-79)
Career Highlights:
° Chairperson, Club Millenium, Paris
° CEO, Chief-editor and publisher, “Africa International”

Janine FINCK

Luxembourg; Diploma Course 23 (1986-88)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy of Luxembourg in Rome
° Chef du Protocole du Gouvernement, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Luxembourg

Aleksandar HEINA

Croatia; Special Course 3
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Copenhagen
° Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Croatia
° Ambassador, Embassy of Croatia in Bern

Markus INGENLATH

Germany; Diploma Course 31 (1994-96)
Career Highlights:
° Secretary General, Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk

Jan KICKERT

Austria; Diploma Course 30 (1993-95)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Austrian Embassy in Zagreb
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
° Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN, New York

Jasna OGNJANOVAC

Croatia; Special Course 2
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Dublin
° Assistant Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia

Jean-Francis Regis ZINSOU

Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Benin to the UN in New York

Valentin ALEXANDROV

Bulgaria; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Minister of Defence, Bulgaria

Fatimir CELA

Albania; Special Course 3
Career Highlights:
° General Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Albania

Adunga FISSIHA

Ethiopia; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in London 

Friedrich HAMBURGER

Austria, Diploma Course 6 (1969-71)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Delegation, European Commission
° Director, European Commission

Anne Ruth HERKES

Germany; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
° Ambassador, Embassy in Doha

Yusuf Ziya IRBEC

Turkey; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° Founding President, International Balkan University, Skopje
° Member of Parliament, Turkey

 Michael Oliver KITZ

Austria; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, Casinos Austria CAGAST

Roland MARXER

Liechtenstein; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador and Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liechtenstein
° Ambassador, Geneva

Leopold MAURER

Austria; Diploma Course 9 (1972-74)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Delegation, European Commission
° Ambassador, EU Delegation to Montenegro

Peter MOSER

Austria; Diploma Course 2 (1965-67)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Washington, DC, Tokyo and Seoul

Dragana RADULOVIC

Montenegro; Special Course 18
Career Highlights:
° Director-General of the Directorate General for NATO and Security Policy
° Ambassador, Embassy and Permanent Representation in Vienna

Michael REINPRECHT

Austria; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Head of Unit, European Parliament

Gerhard REIWEGER

Austria; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
° Ambassador, Embassiesy in Sofia and Bucharest

Heinz Ludwig SOMMERBAUER

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, Austro Control

Ernst SUCHARIPA

Austria; Diploma Course 9 (1972-74)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in London
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in New York (UN)
° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Elisabeth ZUK-MAYERHOFER

Austria; Diploma Course 2 (1965-67)
Career Highlights:
° Director, Bundespressedienst Austria

Celso L.N. AMORIM

Brazil; Diploma Course 3 (1966-68)
Career Highlights:
° Minister of Defense, Brazil
° Minister of External Relations, Brazil
° Secretary General, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil

Werner ANDRÄ

Austria; MAIS 1 (1996-98)
Career Highlights:
° Judge at Bundesverwaltungsgericht der Republik Österreich
° Secretary General, Land & Forst Betriebe Österreich

Ilse BARTENSTEIN

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° General Manager, Lannacher Heilmittel GmbH
° CEO, Gerot Pharmazeutika GmbH

Christian BERLAKOVITS

Austria; Diploma Course 9 (1972-74)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Algiers and Rome
° Director-General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

Emil BRIX

Austria; Diploma Course 17 (1980-82)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in London and Moscow
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

Alexander CHRISTIANI

Austria; Diploma Course 1 (1964-66)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Pretoria, The Hague and London

Herbert CORDT

Austria; Diploma Course 8 (1971-73)
Career Highlights:
° Board Member, Österreichische Postsparkasse
° Board Member, Österreichische Länderbank AG
° CEO, Cordt & Partner
° Chairman Supervisory Board of RHI

Filip CUMPS

Belgium; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Jakarta, Kiev, Riga and Vilnius

Wendelin ETTMAYER

Austria; Diploma Course 4 (1967-69)
Career Highlights:
° Member of Parliament, Austria
° Ambassador, Embassies in Helsinki and Ottawa
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Strasbourg (Council of Europe)

Rafik FISCHER

Luxembourg; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Chairman of the Board of Directors of KBLepb Investment Funds
° Chairman of the Board of Directors of EFA

Ingeborg GABRIEL

Austria; Diploma Course 11 (1974-76)
Career Highlights:
° Professor & Head of Department, University of Vienna

Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC

Croatia; Special Course 5
Career Highlights:
° President of the Republic of Croatia
° Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO
° Minister of External Relations, Croatia
° Ambassador, Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Isabel GÜNTHER

Germany; Diploma Course 39 (2002/03)
Career Highlights:
° Professor and Head of the Center for Development and Cooperation, ETH Zurich

Ahmed HAGGAG

Egypt; Diploma Course 2 (1965-67)
Career Highlights:
° Special Envoy of the President of Egypt
° Secretary General, African Society

Peter HOHENFELLNER

Austria; Diploma Course 2 (1965-67)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Havana and Beirut
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in New York (UN)

Valentin INZKO

Austria; Diploma Course 9 (1972-74)
Career Highlights:
° High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN
° European Union Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
° Ambassador, Embassies in Ljubljana and Sarajevo

Evgeni IVANOW

Bulgaria; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Executive Director, Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (EU)

Fernand KARTHEISER

Luxembourg; Diploma Course 23 (1986-88)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Washington, D.C. and Berlin
° Member of Parliament, Luxembourg

Shigeo KATSU

Japan; Diploma Course 11 (1974-76)
Career Highlights:
° Regional Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group
° President of Nazarbayev University, Astana

Wolfgang LANZ

Austria; Diploma Course 1 (1964-66)
Career Highlights:
° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Igor LUKSIC

Montenegro; Special Course 14
Career Highlights:
° Minister of Foreign Affairs, Montenegro
° Prime Minister, Montenegro
° Minister of Finance, Montenegro

Gabriele MATZNER

Austria; Diploma Course 5 (1968-70)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Bratislava, Tunis and London
° Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy

Ferdinand MAYRHOFER-GRÜNBÜHEL

Austria; Diploma Course 3 (1966-68)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Ljubljana and Budapest
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Vienna (UN and OSCE)

Karl M. MILLAUER

Austria; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, Aquarion AG
° Senior Vice President, Aquatech
° CEO, Christ Water Technology Group
° CFO, Wolford AG
° Member of the Supervisory Board at AIT

Jeanne MOULOT GUEHE

Côte d’Ivoire; Diploma Course 13 (1976-78)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in Madrid

Brigitte ÖPPINGER-WALCHSHOFER

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Addis Ababa and Pretoria
° Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency

Daniel OSPELT

Liechtenstein; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Strasbourg (Council of Europe)

Dieter PLATZER

Austria; Diploma Course 24 (1987-89)
Career Highlights:
° Director, Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung

René POLLITZER

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Cabinet Director, Office of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria
° Ambassador, Embassies in Athens and Rome

Ernst PORPACZY

Austria; Diploma Course 1 (1964-66)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, Abbott Pharma
° CEO, BYK
° CEO, Altana Pharma

Georgios D. POUKAMISSAS

Greece; Diploma Course 14 (1977-79)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in Bucharest
° Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece

Gerhard PUTMAN-CRAMER

Netherlands; Diploma Course 10 (1973-75)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Director, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN
° Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the PAM to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva

Virgiljo REYES, Jr

Philippines; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Pretoria and Rome

Barbara SATTLER

Austria; Diploma Course 41 (2004/05)
Career Highlights:
° Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews
° Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Yale University

Johann SATTLER

Austria; Diploma Course 31 (1994/95)
Career Highlights:
° CEO, WAZ Russia

Heinz SCHADEN

Austria; Diploma Course 20 (1983-85)
Career Highlights:
° Mayor, City of Salzburg

Karl SCHRAMEK

Austria; Diploma Course 10 (1973-75)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Brussels and Damascus
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (NATO)
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation at the OECD, Paris

Georg SCHRAMEL

Austria; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Hans-Dietmar SCHWEISGUT

Austria; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador and Head, Delegations of the EU to Japan as well as to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (EU)
° Ambassador, Embassies in Tokyo and Beijing
° Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria

Souren G. SERAYDARIAN

Syrian Arab Republic; Diploma Course 4 (197-69)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, UNMIL, UN

Jutta STEFAN-BASTL

Austria; Diploma Course 7 (1970-72)
Career Highlights:
°Ambassador, Embassies in Ljubljana, Delhi and Tokyo

Elhadj Amadou SY

Senegal; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
° Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, UN

Tomasz TARABA

Poland; Diploma Course 8 (1971-73)
Career Highlights:
° Chairman of the Board, Volksbank International Croatia

Mamadou TINE

Senegal; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° Directeur de cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senegal

Hüner TUNCER

Turkey; Diploma Course 12 (1975-77)
Career Highlights:
° Professor, Middle East Technical University Ankara

Elisabeth UDOLF-STROBL

Austria; Diploma Course 21 (1984-86)
Career Highlights:
° Director-General, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria

Robert VAN EMBDEN

Netherlands; Diploma Course 16 (1979-81)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassies in Kingshasa, Asmara and Bogota

Ranko VUJACIC

Serbia; Diploma Course 13 (1976-78)
Career Highlights:
° Director Operational Support Services Branch, UNIDO, UN
° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Montenegro

Hans WINKLER

Austria; Diploma Course 5 (1968-70)
Career Highlights:
° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
° State Secretary, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

Michael ZIMMERMANN

Austria; Diploma Course 18 (1981-83)
Career Highlights:
° Ambassador, Embassy in Budapest
° Cabinet Director, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

HÉLÈNE BAUDET

France; Diploma Course 23 (1986-88)
Career Highlights:
° Director, EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness, Ernst & Young (EY)

ANDREI GALBUR

Moldova; Special Course 11 (1998)
Career Highlights:
° Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

TUDOR ULIANOVSCHI

Moldova; Special Course 25 (2006)
Career Highlights:
° Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Geneva (UN, WTO)

BARTHOLD VEENENDAAL

Netherlands; Diploma Course 19 (1982-84)
Career Highlights:
° Member of the Board, Unichips Food Group
° Senior Vice-President, Schneider Electric