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Dr. Benita FERRERO-WALDNER European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels

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1966-1970 University of Salzburg, study of law (Dr. Iuris) 1971-1978 Paul Kiefel, Freilassing/Germany (1971-72), Export Department; Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Director for Export Promotion 1978-1981 P. Kaufmann Inc., New York, Sales Director for Europe 1981-1983 Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Chief Management Assistant 1984 Austrian Embassy, Madrid, Spain 1984-1986 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Political Affairs, Department of Consular Affairs 1986 Austrian Embassy, Dakar, Senegal, First Secretary 1986-1987 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation 1987-1990 Austrian Embassy, Paris, Counsellor for Economic Affairs 1990-1993 Austrian Embassy, Paris, First Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Chargé d'Affairs a.i. 1993 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Chief of Protocol 1994-1995 UN Chief of Protocol 1995-2000 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs 2000-2004 Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria since 2004 European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels