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Hans Jörg Schelling

Federal Minister of Finance, Austria

Born on 27 December 1953 in Hohenems (Vorarlberg)

Marital status: married, two daughters

Education:

  • Primary school in Feldkirch-Altenstadt
  • Federal Grammar School in Feldkirch, A-level exam in 1972
  • Studies of Economics at the University of Linz, master’s degree in 1978, doctor’s degree in 1981

Professional career:

  • 1978 - 1981 University assistant at the Institute for Trade, Sales and Marketing at the University of Linz
  • 1981 - 1990 Manager at Leiner/Kika group, as from 1988 as managing director
  • 1990 - 2014 Independent business consultant with Schelling GesmbH
  • 1992 - 2005 Managing director with XXXLutz GmbH, Wels
  • 1999 - 2014 Managing director with Big Deal Marken und MarketingberatungsgesmbH
  • 2005 - 2008 Managing director with XLA GmbH, Wels
  • 2005 - 2011 Member of the Supervisory Board of XXXLutz GmbH, Wels

Positions held, amongst other things:

  • 2004 - 2014 Vice president of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007 - 2008 Member of the Austrian National Parliament
  • 2009 - 2014 Chairman of the Board of the General Federation of Austrian Social Insurance Providers
  • 2012 - 2014 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Österreichische Volksbanken Aktiengesellschaft
  • 2013 - 2014 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Pensionskassen AG of the social insurance fund
  • As of 1 September 2014 Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria