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Alexander Van der Bellen

Alexander Van der Bellen

President of Austria

Dr Alexander Van der Bellen was inaugurated as the Federal President of the Republic of Austria on January 26, 2017. As a member of the Green Party, he served as Federal Spokesperson from 1997 to 2008, as well as the Chairman of the Greens’ Parliamentary Group from 1999 to 2008. He was a member of the National Council (the Austrian House of Representatives) from 1994 to 2012, and a member of the Vienna State Parliament and Vienna City Council from 2012 to 2015. He was appointed a full professor in Economics at the University of Vienna, and served as Deputy Dean and then Dean of the University of Vienna School of Social and Economic Sciences.
Updated: May 31, 2018