Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner

BFWDr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner

Foreign Minister of Austria (2000 – 2004) and EU Commissioner for External Relations (2004 – 2010)

Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner began her professional career in the private sector in the 1970s and entered the Austrian diplomatic service in 1984.   She served as Secretary of State (1995 – 2000) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2000 – 2004), and as European Commissioner for External Relations and Neighbourhood Policy (2004 – 2010).

In 2004 she stood as the People’s Party’s candidate for the presidency of Austria.   Today, in addition to being President of the EU-LAC Foundation, Dr. Ferrero-Waldner is a board member of various enterprises and organisations.

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