Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel
Chancellor of Austria 2000 until 2007
Wolfgang Schüssel is a Christian Democratic Austrian politician and was the Chancellor of Austria from 2000 until 2007. He succeeded Tony Blair as European President and held this position for the first half of 2006. Dr Schüssel was also Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Austria from 1995-2005. In January 2007, after stepping down as Chancellor, he became “Klubobmann” of the ÖVP.
Wolfgang Schüssel was secretary of the parliamentary group of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) from 1968 to 1975; from 1975 to April, 1991 he was Secretary General of the Austrian Business Federation, a sub-organisation of the People's Party. In 1989 he became Minister for Economic Affairs in the coalition government formed by the Austrian Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) and the People's Party under Chancellor Franz Vranitzky.
With a wealth of experience in the European political arena, Dr Schüssel is ideally qualified to talk in depth about the Future of an ever expanding Europe and the business opportunities this will provide to organisations across Europe.
An astute politician and brilliant communicator, Dr Schüssel ably demonstrates to audiences his strong leadership skills and offers fascinating insights into the current European economic renaissance.
He presents in German and English