Hans Winkler

Director, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Hans Winkler

Director, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Biography

born 13 January 1945 in Vienna.
High School in Vienna, graduated 1963
1963 – 1968 University of Vienna, Law School
July 1968 Graduation to Doctor of Law
1968 – 1970, Diplomatic Academy in Vienna

March 1970 Entry into Austrian Foreign Ministry
1970 – 1972 Legal Office
1972 – 1973 Secretary of Legation Austrian Delegation in Berlin (West)
1973 – 1978 First Secretary Austrian Embassy in Washington
1978 – 1981 Counsellor, Legal Office
1981 – 1984 Minister-Counsellor Austrian Embassy in Belgrade
1984 – 1987 Minister-Counsellor Austrian Embassy in Cairo
1987 – 1992 Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Legal Adviser and Head of the International Law Department in the Legal Office
1992 – 1996 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (1993 Chairman of the Committee of Ministers)
1996 – September 1999 Head of the Americas Department in the Foreign Ministry (1998 Head of Task Force for Transatlantic Relations during the Austrian Presidency of the EU)

October 1999-June 2005 Head of the Legal Office and Legal Adviser

October 2002 – June 2005 nominated Deputy Secretary General for Foreign Affairs.

July 2005-December 2008 State Secretary for European and International Affairs

since April 2009 Director of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna

All session by Hans Winkler