Franz Vranitzky

Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (1986-1997)

Date and place of birth:

4 October 1937, Vienna, Austria.

Education:

  • Doctorate in Business Studies, Vienna University of Business and Economics, 1969

Professional experience and political career:

  • Austrian National Bank, 1961-70
  • Adviser on Economic and Financial Affairs to Minister of Finance, 1970-76
  • Deputy Chairman of the Board, Creditanstalt-Bankverein, 1976-81
  • Chairman of the Board of Österreichische Länderbank, 1981-84
  • Minister of Finance, 1984-86
  • Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Austria, 1988-97 and one of the Vice Presidents of Socialist International
  • Founder and Honorary President of the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, 1993-
  • Awarded Fulbright Prize for his services to Eastern Europe after the dismantling of the Iron Curtain, 1995
  • Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Danish Foreign Minister H. Petersen, for the OSCE Special Mission to Albania, 1997
  • Special Adviser to WestLB, 1997-2004