CV Austrian Ambassador Mrs. Romana Koenigsbrun

Born on 15 July 1970 in Graz, Austria
Married to Gerald Schweighofer
Two (grown-up) children

Languages: English, French, Spanish, basic Turkish

1988 – 1994: Degree in English and History at the University of Graz, Austria
1990 – 1991: Exchange year in Oxford, UK
1993 – 1994: ERASMUS exchange year in Barcelona, Spain
1994 – 1996: Diploma Course at the Vienna School of International Studies
1996: Desk officer at the Austrian Ministry for Environment
12/1996: joined the Austrian Foreign Ministry (MFA)
2003 – 2007: Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy Nairobi, Kenya; Deputy Permanent Representative at UNEP and UN-Habitat
2007 – 2011: Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia
08-11/2011: Austrian Deputy Perm. Representative at the UN in Vienna
2011 – 2015: Head of Unit for personnel issues, recruitment in Vienna
2015 – 2019: Consul and Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Istanbul, Turkey
2019 – 2022: Director of Human Resources and Deputy Director-General for Administrative Affairs at the Austrian MFA
Since 09/2022: Austrian Ambassador-Designate to South Africa and also responsible for Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
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