Gerhard Sailler, an Austrian career Diplomat since 1996, studied history at the University of Graz (Austria), the Université de Rouen (France) and the Universidade do Minho (Portugal). Before entering the Austrian Foreign ministry, he did postgraduate studies at the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University in International Relations. In 2008, he earned a PhD in History from Vienna University.
His postings abroad included Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Brussels and Moscow. In Moscow he held the position of Deputy Head of Mission of the Austrian Embassy to Russia and Belarus.
He is married to Maria Madalena Fontes Sailler and has two daughters, Carolina and Katharina.
"I am very enthusiastic about this job and looking forward to contributing to the team of the Diplomatic Academy", says Mr. Sailler.