DA Alumni Hall of Fame

In 2010, the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies (DA) started a new initiative to honor its most distinguished alumni. Each year, DA graduates from all over the world are inducted to the DA Alumni Hall of Fame.

It is the DA’s goal to congratulate its alumni on their interesting and successful careers as well as show our students and young alumni what they, too, can achieve after graduating from the Academy.

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2018

Iren BORISSOVA

Bulgaria, Diploma Programme 33 (1996-97) and MAIS 1 (1997-98)

Career Highlights:

  • Senior Director International Public Policy, Verisign
  • Trade Advisor at the Delegation in Washington, European Commission

 


Max Alberto DIENER SALA

Mexico, Diploma Programme 28 (1991-93)

Career Highlight:

  • Fiscal Attorney (Undersecretary position), Ministry of Finance of the Mexican Federal Government


Ryszard SLOMKA

Poland, Diploma Programme 19 (1982-84)

Career Highlight:

  • Founder, Polaris Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2017

Melitta ASCHAUER-NAGL

Austria, Diploma Programme 22 (1985-87)

Career Highlights:

  • Area Head Education, Culture and Consumer Policy; Arbeiterkammer Wien


Bradley KLAPPER

USA, MAIS 7 (2003-04)

Career Highlights:

  • Senior Vice President of Media Relations, Qorvis Communications
  • National Security Editor, Associated Press (AP)


Valon MURTEZAJ

Kosovo, Summer Course 2009
Officer of the National Order of Merit of French Republic, given by the President of the French Republic

Career Highlights:

  • Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Permanent Professor, IESEG School of Management, Paris

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2016

Hélène BAUDET

France; Diploma Programme 23 (1986-88)

Career Highlights:

° Director, EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness, Ernst & Young (EY)


Andrei GALBUR

Moldova; Special Course 11 (1998)

Career Highlights:

° Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
° Ambassador, Embassy of Moldova in Russia


Tudor ULIANOVSCHI

Moldova; Special Course 25 (2006)

Career Highlights:

° Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Geneva (UN, WTO)


Barthold VEENENDAAL

Netherlands; Diploma Programme 19 (1982-84)

Career Highlights:

° Member of the Board, Unichips Food Group
° Senior Vice-President, Schneider Electric
° Senior Executive Vice-President at Sunpartner Technologies 

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2015

Gerhard DANNINGER

Austria; Diploma Programme 19 (1982-84)

Career Highlights:

° Sales & Marketing Director, PT South Pacific Viscose
° Sales Director, Lenzing AG


Eva Marie HABERFELLNER

Austria; Diploma Programme 6 (1969-71)

Career Highlights:

° Principal, Schule Schloss Salem
° Head of Bildungsinitiative Wirtschaft Verstehen Lernen, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Stiftung


Thomas RESCH

Austria; Diploma Programme 28 (1991-93)

Career Highlights:

° Obermagistratsrat, City of Vienna


Markus RODLAUER

Austria; Diploma Programme 18 (1981-83)

Career Highlights:

° Deputy Director, IMF Asia & Pacific Department
° Deputy Director/Senior Advisor, IMF Western Hemisphere Department 
° Deputy Director, IMF Human Resources
° Chief, IMF Mission to China


Georges SANTER

Luxembourg; Diploma Programme 15 (1978-80)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassies of Luxembourg in Vienna, Paris and Berlin
° Head of Delegation of IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance)
° Secretary-General, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg


Bernhard WRABETZ

Austria; Diploma Programme 25 (1988-90)

Career Highlights:

° Foreign Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
° Ambassador, Embassies of Austria in Lisbon and New Delhi
° Head of Humanitäre Hilfe und Nahrungsmittelhilfe of the Federal Ministry of Austria

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2014

Brigitte BRENNER 

Austria; Diploma Programme 26 (1989-91)

Career Highlights:

° Head of EU and International Services, Austrian Parliament
° President, Austrian National Committee of UNIFEM


Friedrich DÄUBLE

Germany; Diploma Programme 20 (1983-85)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Organizations in Vienna
° Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sao Paulo
° Permanent Representative, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Rome
° Advisor EU Affairs, Office of the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany
° Permanent Representative of the United Nations in Vienna


Myrtha HURTADO RIVAS

Switzerland; MAIS 3 (1999-2000)

Career Highlights:

° Global Head Trademarks, Novartis (Sandoz)
° Head of Group Trademarks, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property


Dieter KOVAR

Austria; Diploma Programme 19 (1982-84)

Career Highlights:

° Managing Director, Schauenburg Group Africa
° Managing Director, BASF South Africa & Sub-Sahara
° Secretary to the Minister, Austrian Ministry of Trade and Industry
° Non-executive Director, Wecke & Voigts


Aslan BAKENOVICH SARINZHIPOV

Kazakhstan; Special Course 11 (1998)

Career Highlights:

° Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
° Chairman of the Executive Council of Nazarbayev University 


Martin STROPNICKY

Czech Republic; Special Course 1 (1990-91)

Career Highlights:

° Minister, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
° Minister, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
° Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
° Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
° Artistic Director, Vinohrady Theatre Prague
° Ambassador, Czech Embassies in Lisbon, Rome and the Vatican

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2013

PETER ATHANASIADIS

Austria; Diploma Programme 5 (1968-70)

Career Highlights:

° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber


KAUSHIK BAGCHI

India; Diploma Programme 20 (1983-85)

Career Highlights:

° Chair of History and Historic Preservation department, Goucher College
° Vice-President of Enterprise Sales, IBM India
° Head and Vice-President of Digital Enterprise Platform Group, SAP
° Vice-President of Information Management Asia Pacific, ASG Technologies


GERLINDE MANZ-CHRIST

Austria; Diploma Programme 21 (1984-86)
Honorary Member of the OCEANS Network of the European Commission

Career Highlights:

° Head of Department for Communication and PR, Fürstentum Liechtenstein
° Managing Partner, Manz-Christ AG 


IOANNIS RAPTAKIS

Greece; Diploma Programme 16 (1979-81)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Vietnam and Laos
° Director of Common Foreign and Security Policy and Political Cooperation of the European Union


KARL SCHIEMER

Austria; Diploma Programme 10 (1973-75)

Career Highlights:

° Director, Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse


FRIEDRICH SOMMER

Austria; Diploma Programme 11 (1974-76)

Career Highlights:

° Head of Department Legal and Compliance, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG
° Member of the Supervisory Board, Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2012

YOUNES ALTAMIMI

Jordan; Diploma Programme 7 (1970-72)

Career Highlights:

° Director of Organization and Management Development, Arab Bank
° Deputy Director General, Albaraka Banking Group
° Senior Advisor, Riyad Bank
° Senior Consultant, United Nations Development Programme
° Senior Advisor, Sudan Cooperative and Development Bank
° Senior Banking Consultant, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Services


ILONA ANTONISZYN-KLIK

Poland; Diploma Programme 38 (2001-02)

Career Highlights:

° Undersecretary of State (“Deputy Minister”), Ministry of Economy, Poland


MARIE-ROGER BILOA

Cameroon; Diploma Programme 14 (1977-79)

Career Highlights:

° Chairperson, Club Millenium, Paris
° CEO, Chief-editor and publisher, “Africa International”


JANINE FINCK

Luxembourg; Diploma Programme 23 (1986-88)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Luxembourg in Rome and London
° Chef du Protocole du Gouvernement, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Luxembourg


ALEKSANDAR HEINA

Croatia; Special Course 3 (1992-93)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Denmark and Iceland
° Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia
° Director General, Directorate for Europe and North America
° Assistant Minister, Directorate for Intern. Economic Cooperation
° Head of the Department for Bilateral Economic Relations


MARKUS INGENLATH

Germany; Diploma Programme 31 (1994-96)
Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honor and bearer of the Montgelas Prize 2018 for Bavarian-French relations

Career Highlights:

° Secretary General, Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk


JAN KICKERT

Austria; Diploma Programme 30 (1993-95)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Austrian Embassy in Zagreb
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
° Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN, New York


JASNA OGNJANOVAC

Croatia; Special Course 2 (1991-92)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Dublin
° Assistant Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia
° Head of the UN Department
° Advisor to the Multilateral Administration
° Deputy Head of the Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the EU and to the UN


JEAN-FRANCIS REGIS ZINSOU

Benin; Diploma Programme 22 (1985-87)

Career Highlights: 

° Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Benin to the UN in New York

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2011

Valentin ALEXANDROV

Bulgaria; Diploma Programme 12 (1975-77)

Career Highlights:

° Minister of Defence, Bulgaria


Fatimir CELA

Albania; Special Course 3 (1992-93)

Career Highlights:

° General Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Albania
° Head of the Bilateral Relations Direction of the Albanian Foreign Ministry


Adunga FISSIHA

Ethiopia; Diploma Programme 19 (1982-84)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Ethiopia in London 


Friedrich HAMBURGER

Austria, Diploma Programme 6 (1969-71)

Career Highlights:

° Head of Delegation, European Commission
° Director, European Commission


Anne Ruth HERKES

Germany; Diploma Programme 21 (1984-86)

Career Highlights:

° State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
° Ambassador, Embassy of Germany in Doha


Yusuf ZIYA IRBEC

Turkey; Diploma Programme 21 (1984-86)

Career Highlights:

° Founding President of the International Balkan University, Skopje
° Member of Parliament, Turkey
° President of the Beykent University
° Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee of EU and of the EU Harmonization Committee


Michael Oliver KITZ

Austria; Diploma Programme 19 (1982-84)

Career Highlights:

° CEO, Casinos Austria CAGAST


Roland MARXER

Liechtenstein; Diploma Programme 12 (1975-77)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador and Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liechtenstein
° Ambassador, Geneva
° President, Kulturstiftung Liechtenstein (Cultural Foundation)


Leopold MAURER

Austria; Diploma Programme 9 (1972-74)

Career Highlights:

° Head of Delegation, European Commission
° Ambassador, EU Delegation to Montenegro


Peter MOSER

Austria; Diploma Programme 2 (1965-67)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC, Tokyo and Seoul


Dragana RADULOVIC

Montenegro; Special Course 18 (2001)

Career Highlights:

° Director-General of the Directorate General for NATO and Security Policy
° Ambassador, Embassy and Permanent Representation in Vienna


Michael REINPRECHT

Austria; Diploma Programme 20 (1983-85)

Career Highlights:

° Head of Unit, European Parliament
° Advisor to the Director-General, DG External Policies, European Parliament 


Gerhard REIWEGER

Austria; Diploma Programme 20 (1983-85)

Career Highlights:

° Deputy Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Sofia and Bucharest


Heinz Ludwig SOMMERBAUER

Austria; Diploma Programme 18 (1981-83)

Career Highlights:

° CEO, Austro Control


Ernst SUCHARIPA

Austria; Diploma Programme 9 (1972-74)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy in London
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in New York (UN)
° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna


Elisabeth ZUK-MAYERHOFER

Austria; Diploma Programme 2 (1965-67)

Career Highlights:

° Director, Bundespressedienst Austria

Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2010

Celso L.N. AMORIM

Brazil; Diploma Programme 3 (1966-68)

Career Highlights:

° Minister of Defense, Brazil
° Minister of External Relations, Brazil
° Secretary General, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
° Ambassador, Embassy of Brazil in London


Werner ANDRÄ

Austria; MAIS 1 (1996-98)

Career Highlights:

° Judge at Bundesverwaltungsgericht der Republik Österreich
° Secretary General, Land & Forst Betriebe Österreich


Ilse BARTENSTEIN

Austria; Diploma Programme 18 (1981-83)

Career Highlights:

° General Manager, Lannacher Heilmittel GmbH
° CEO, Gerot Pharmazeutika GmbH
° Board Member of the Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH, the Industriellenvereinigung Steiermark, and the Eco-Social Forum Steiermark
° Economic Parliament of the Styrian Chamber of Commerce: Delegates of the Industry Division
° WKÖ: Trade Association of the Chemical Industry
° Member of the 1st University Council of the Medical University of Graz


Christian BERLAKOVITS

Austria; Diploma Programme 9 (1972-74)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Algiers and Rome
° Director-General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
° Head of Civil Service and the Legal and Consular Section of the Austrian Foreign Policy


Emil BRIX

Austria; Diploma Programme 17 (1980-82)

Career Highlights:

° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in London and Moscow
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria


Alexander CHRISTIANI

Austria; Diploma Programme 1 (1964-66)
Knight of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Pretoria, The Hague and London
° Vice-President, Austro-British Society
° Head of the Department Middle East in the State Department
° Accredited to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
° Board Member of the Austrian Society for Foreign Affairs and the UN


Herbert CORDT

Austria; Diploma Programme 8 (1971-73)

Career Highlights:

° Board Member, Österreichische Postsparkasse
° Board Member, Österreichische Länderbank AG
° Board Member, Aprilzi Foundation – social projects
° CEO, Cordt & Partner
° Chairman Supervisory Board of RHI


Filip CUMPS

Belgium; Diploma Programme 12 (1975-77)

Career Highlights:

° Consul General, General Consualte of Belgium in St.Petersburg 
° Ambassador, Embassy of Belgium in Jakarta, Kiev, Riga and Vilnius


Wendelin ETTMAYER

Austria; Diploma Programme 4 (1967-69)

Career Highlights:

° Member of Parliament, Austria
° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Helsinki and Ottawa
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Strasbourg (Council of Europe)
° Interior, Education and Constitutional Committees
° Vice Chairman of the Court of Auditors Committee
° Security spokesman for the ÖVP in the Nationalrat
° Head of the Department of Bilateral and Multilateral Foreign Economic Relations in the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs


Rafik FISCHER

Luxembourg; Diploma Programme 20 (1983-85)

Career Highlights:

° Chairman of the Board of Directors of KBLepb Investment Funds
° Chairman of the Board of Directors of EFA


Ingeborg GABRIEL

Austria; Diploma Programme 11 (1974-76)

Career Highlights:

° Professor & Head of the Department of Social Ethics, University of Vienna


Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC

Croatia; Special Course 5 (1994)

Career Highlights:

° President of the Republic of Croatia
° Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO
° Minister of External Relations, Croatia
° Ambassador, Embassy of Croatia in Washington, D.C.


Isabel GÜNTHER

Germany; Diploma Programme 39 (2002-03)

Career Highlights:

° Professor and Head of the Center for Development and Cooperation, ETH Zurich


Ahmed HAGGAG

Egypt; Diploma Programme 2 (1965-67)

Career Highlights:

° Special Envoy of the President of Egypt
° Secretary General, African Society


Peter HOHENFELLNER

Austria; Diploma Programme 2 (1965-67)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Havana and Beirut
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in New York (UN)
° Deputy Director, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Vienna
° Director of the Department for International Organization, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
°  Minister Counsellor, Austrian Embassy in Budapest
°  Charge d'Affaires, Austrian Embassy in Algiers


Valentin INZKO

Austria; Diploma Programme 9 (1972-74)

Career Highlights:

° High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN
° European Union Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Ljubljana and Sarajevo


Evgeni IVANOW

Bulgaria; Diploma Programme 20 (1983-85)

Career Highlights:

° Executive Director, Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (EU)


Fernand KARTHEISER

Luxembourg; Diploma Programme 23 (1986-88)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C. and Berlin
° Member of Parliament, Luxembourg


Shigeo KATSU

Japan; Diploma Programme 11 (1974-76)

Career Highlights:

° Regional Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group
° President of Nazarbayev University, Astana


Wolfgang LANZ

Austria; Diploma Programme 1 (1964-66)

Career Highlights:

° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber


Igor LUKSIC

Montenegro; Special Course 14 (1999)

Career Highlights:

° Minister of Foreign Affairs, Montenegro
° Prime Minister, Montenegro
° Minister of Finance, Montenegro


Gabriele MATZNER

Austria; Diploma Programme 5 (1968-70)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Bratislava, Tunis and London
° Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy
° Board of Associations such as the Peace University Stadtschlaining, the Theodor Kramer Society, the Londoner Wiener Library, and the Vienna Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe.


Ferdinand MAYRHOFER-GRÜNBÜHEL

Austria; Diploma Programme 3 (1966-68)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Ljubljana and Budapest
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Vienna (UN and OSCE)


Karl M. MILLAUER

Austria; Diploma Programme 19 (1982-84)

Career Highlights:

° CEO, Aquarion AG
° Senior Vice President, Aquatech
° CEO, Christ Water Technology Group
° CFO, Wolford AG
° Member of the Supervisory Board at AIT


Jeanne MOULOT GUEHE

Côte d’Ivoire; Diploma Programme 13 (1976-78)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Côte d’Ivoire in Madrid and Canberra


Brigitte ÖPPINGER-WALCHSHOFER

Austria; Diploma Programme 18 (1981-83)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Pretoria -accredited in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland-, and India -accredited in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka
° Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency
° Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
° Permanent Representative of Austria to the African Union (AU)
° Head of the Internal Audit of the Foreign Ministry in Vienna
° Headed the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC)


Daniel OSPELT

Liechtenstein; Diploma Programme 18 (1981-83)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Strasbourg (Council of Europe)


Dieter PLATZER

Austria; Diploma Programme 24 (1987-89)

Career Highlights:

° Director, Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung


René POLLITZER

Austria; Diploma Programme 18 (1981-83)

Career Highlights:

° Cabinet Director, Office of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria
° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Athens and Rome


Ernst PORPACZY

Austria; Diploma Programme 1 (1964-66)

Career Highlights:

° CEO, Abbott Pharma
° CEO, BYK
° CEO, Altana Pharma


Georgios D. POUKAMISSAS

Greece; Diploma Programme 14 (1977-79)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Kiew, Bucharest and Chișinău
° Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece
°  Director, Division for Eastern Europe and Eurasia of the Ministry Foreign Affairs of Greece


Gerhard PUTMAN-CRAMER

Netherlands; Diploma Programme 10 (1973-75)

Career Highlights:

° Deputy Director, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN
° Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the PAM to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva
° Director, DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board


Virgiljo REYES, JR

Philippines; Diploma Programme 12 (1975-77)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Philippines in Pretoria and Rome


Barbara SATTLER

Austria; Diploma Programme 41 (2004/05)

Career Highlights:

° Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews
° Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Yale University


Johann SATTLER

Austria; Diploma Programme 31 (1994/95)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Tirana
° CEO, WAZ Russia


Heinz SCHADEN

Austria; Diploma Programme 20 (1983-85)

Career Highlights:

° Mayor, City of Salzburg


Karl SCHRAMEK

Austria; Diploma Programme 10 (1973-75)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Budapest, Dakar -accredited in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone-, Brussels and Damascus
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (NATO) and Head of the Austrian Mission
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation at the OECD, Paris
° Director of the Local Austrian Cultural Institute
° Head of the Department of Arms Control and Disarmament, Non-proliferation in the Foreign Ministry
° Represented Austria in the Permanent UN Disarmament Conference (UNCD) in Geneva, in the UN Disarmament Committee (CD) in New York, and in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna


Georg SCHRAMEL

Austria; Diploma Programme 12 (1975-77)

Career Highlights:

° Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber


Hans-Dietmar SCHWEISGUT

Austria; Diploma Programme 12 (1975-77)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador and Head, Delegations of the EU to Japan as well as to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia
° Ambassador, Permanent Representation in Brussels (EU)
° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Tokyo and Beijing
° Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria


Souren G. SERAYDARIAN

Syrian Arab Republic; Diploma Programme 4 (197-69)

Career Highlights:

° Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, UNMIL, UN


Jutta STEFAN-BASTL

Austria; Diploma Programme 7 (1970-72)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Ljubljana, Delhi and Tokyo


Elhadj AMADOU SY

Senegal; Diploma Programme 19 (1982-84)

Career Highlights:

° Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
° Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, UN


Tomasz TARABA

Poland; Diploma Programme 8 (1971-73)

Career Highlights:

° Chairman of the Board, Volksbank International Croatia


Mamadou TINE

Senegal; Diploma Programme 21 (1984-86)

Career Highlights:

° Directeur de cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senegal


Hüner TUNCER

Turkey; Diploma Programme 12 (1975-77)

Career Highlights:

° Professor, Middle East Technical University Ankara
° Lecturer in the Department of International Relations in Hacettepe University 


Elisabeth UDOLF-STROBL

Austria; Diploma Programme 21 (1984-86)

Career Highlights:

° Director-General, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria


Robert VAN EMBDEN

Netherlands; Diploma Programme 16 (1979-81)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassies in Kingshasa, Asmara and Bogota


Ranko VUJACIC

Serbia; Diploma Programme 13 (1976-78)

Career Highlights:

° Director Operational Support Services Branch, UNIDO, UN
° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Montenegro


Hans WINKLER

Austria; Diploma Programme 5 (1968-70)

Career Highlights:

° Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
° State Secretary, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria


Michael ZIMMERMANN

Austria; Diploma Programme 18 (1981-83)

Career Highlights:

° Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Budapest
° Cabinet Director, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
° Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

In order to nominate a fellow alumna or alumnus for the Hall of Fame, please contact andreas.ehrmann@da-vienna.ac.at.