Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel

Former Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria


  • Year of birth: 1945
  • Place of birth: Vienna, Austria
  • Nationality: Austrian


  • Obtained a degree in economics and law at the University of Vienna
  • Obtained a doctorate


1975 - 1991 Secretary General of the Austrian Economic Association
1979 - 2011 Member of the Austrian National Council
1989 - 1995 Minister of Economics
1995 - 2007 Chairman of the Austrian People’s Party
1995 - 1999 Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister
2nd half of 1998 Chairman of the EU Council for General and Foreign Affairs
2000 - 2007 Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Austria
1st half of '06 Chairman of the EU Council
since 2008 President of the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-AUSTRIA)

Membership in other mandatory supervisory committees


Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory boards of commercial enterprises

  • Adenauer foundation (Chairman of the Board of Trustees)

Core competences

  • Utility sector - including international
  • Public sector - including EU and other countries
  • Managerial experience
  • Co-determination
  • Accounting, auditing and internal audit