Alexander Schallenberg (born June 20, 1969, Bern, Switzerland) is an Austrian statesman and politician. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria from 3 June 2019. Federal Chancellor of Austria from 11 October 2021.
Alexander Schallenberg was born in 1969 in Bern. The son of an Austrian ambassador, he grew up in India, Spain and Paris. From 1989 to 1994 he studied law at the University of Vienna and the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas. After graduation, he continued his studies at the European College until 1995. In 1997 he joined the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On June 3, 2019, Karin Kneissl was replaced as Austrian Foreign Minister, Brigitte Bierlein's technocratic cabinet, he retained his post in the second cabinet of Sebastian Kurz, who was sworn in on January 7, 2020, where the ANP was nominated.
After the resignation of Sebastian Kurz on October 9, 2021, he became the head of the Austrian government. Sworn in as Federal Chancellor of Austria on 11 October.
Schallenberg, Alexander at the German National Library.
Curriculum Vitae on the ministry's website