Deputy Foreign Minister, Austria
  • 1976 Graduation in the Jesuit High School "Stella Matutina" in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg
  • 1976 – 1977 Service in the Austrian Federal Army; Officer of reserve
  • 1977 – 1985 Law Studies, Graduation to Doctor of Laws and Judicial year
  • January 1986 Entry into service at the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 1986 – 1988 Service at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in different directorates (OSCE, Consular Affairs, Multilateral Economic Affairs), as well as at the Austrian Embassy in Addis Abeba
  • 1988 – 1992 Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy in Damascus
  • 1992 – 1995 Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy in Zagreb
  • 1995 – 2000 Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Wolfgang Schüssel
  • 2000 – 2000 Cabinet of the Federal Chancellor, Foreign Affairs Advisor to Chancellor W. Schüssel
  • 2000 – 2003 Austrian Ambassador to Syria
  • 2003 – 2007 Director General of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation
  • 2007 – 2012 Austrian Ambassador to Greece
  • 2012 - 2013 Director General, Department for Development Cooperation at the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
  • Aug to Nov 2013 Deputy Secretary General at the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs

since 1st December 2013 Secretary General at the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs