Director-General, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria

Michael has extensive experience in international relations through his work in the Federal Government of the Republic of Austria. From 2008 to 2013 he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and from 2013 to 2014 as Minister of Finance. Additionally, he was Vice Chancellor and leader of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) from 2011 to 2014. In January 2016 he was appointed Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).