Ambassador Thomas Hajnoczi has been serving as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office at Geneva since April 2013.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, from 2009 to 2013, Mr. Hajnoczi was Permanent Representative of Austria to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. From 1999 to 2003 Mr. Hajnoczi held the position of Austrian Ambassador to Norway. Earlier in his career, from 1989 to 1994, Mr. Hajnoczi served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in New York. In the Foreign Ministry in Vienna Mr. Hajnoczi worked, in addition to other jobs, in the UN department, was head of the department for disarmament and non-proliferation and finally from 2003 to 2009 head of the department for security policy and EU foreign policy coordination.
Mr. Hajnoczi studied law and economics in Vienna and received his doctorate degree in law in 1977. He joined the Austrian Foreign Service in 1978.