Mag. Alexander KMENTT
Ambassador; Austrian Permanent Representative, PSC - Political and Security Committee, European Council, Brussels
Ambassador Alexander KMENTT is the Austrian Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union. From 2011 until 2016 he was the Director of the Department for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. He has specialised on disarmament and non-proliferation issues, including in Geneva as Deputy Permanent Representative of Austria to the Conference on Disarmament and as Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary in the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization in Vienna.
He was responsible for the organisation of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons (www.hinw14vienna.at) that took place in December 2014. He was subsequently elected "Arms Control Person of the Year 2014" by the US-based Arms Control Association. Ambassador Kmentt holds holds a Law Degree from Graz University and a Masters Degree (MPhil) in International Relations from Cambridge University (UK).