The Ambassador

Ambassador Helmut Freudenschuss

Ambassador Helmut Freudenschuss

Born 27th February 1956




1980/81 Post-graduate studies at the London School of Economics; M.Sc. (Econ.)

1980 Diploma, Academy of International Law, The Hague (Netherlands)

1974 – 1978 law studies at the Universities of Innsbruck and Salzburg: Master and Doctor of Law 1978


Professional experience

since 05/2017 Ambassador of Austria to the Republic of Ireland

04/2015 – 03/2017 Secretary General of the Office of the Federal President

02/2011 – 03/2017 Diplomatic Advisor to the Federal President

04/08 – 01/11 Africa Director in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

06/04 – 03/08 Ambassador of Austria to South Africa

09/99 – 05/04 Ambassador of Austria to Lebanon

02/93 – 08/99 Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Special Assistant to the Director- General for Political Affairs, then Director of the Office for Coordination in the Political Department; since 06/94 in addition also European Correspondent, Member of the Austrian Delegation to the Political Committee, General Affairs Councils and European Councils

01/85 – 02/93 Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York 01/91 – 12/92: Minister-Counsellor and Alternate Representative of Austria in the UN-Security Council

1981 Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs 1980 Fellowship, Council of Europe, Human Rights Directorate

1979 – 1980 Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Law and Political Science, University of Innsbruck


Other professional activities

  • numerous publications on Austrian Constitutional Law, Public International Law and International Relations
  • 2010 Chairman of the Staff Council of the Austrian Foreign Ministry