The Ambassador

Dr. Michael Desser

Personal Details

Born 1962 in Vienna

married, 2 daughters

Austrian Ambassador in Amman since September 2015

Professional Career

Diplomatic Career at MoFA:

2011 – 2015: Head of Citizen Desk (Consular Protection and Crisis Management) in the Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

2009 – 2011: Environment and Sustainability, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2004- 2009: Deputy Head of Mission, Austrian Embassy in Switzerland

2000 – 2004: Deputy Head of Mission, Austrian Embassy in Mexico

1997-2000: Human Rights, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1995-1997: Deputy Head of Mission, Austrian Embassy in Greece

1992 – 1995: Austrian Mission to the United Nations, Geneva

1990 – 1992: Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1985 – 1989: Research Projects, Journalist

1989 Ph.D. (History) and M.A., Vienna University

Ambassador Dr. Michael Desser