Arno Kompatscher

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Arno Kompatscher, 2015

Arno Kompatscher (born March 19, 1971 in Fiè allo Sciliar ) is a politician of the South Tyrolean People's Party and has been Governor of South Tyrol ( Italy ) since 2014 . From 2005 to 2013 Kompatscher was mayor of the municipality of Völs am Schlern, from 2011 to 2013 he was also president of the South Tyrolean association of municipalities .


education and profession

Kompatscher was born on March 19, 1971 as the fifth and youngest child of Walter Kompatscher (village blacksmith, 1969–1980 mayor) and Elisabeth Rott (country midwife) in Völs am Schlern. After the final state examination in 1990 at the secondary school in Bolzano , he did military service with the Alpini (1990–1991). He then enrolled in the "Integrated Diploma Course in Law " offered jointly by the Universities of Innsbruck and Padua , which he completed in 1997 with a thesis on liability for material defects in Italian . Subsequently, he taught law and economics at the “Heinrich Kunter” commercial college and at the “Walther von der Vogelweide” humanistic grammar school in Bolzano for a year.

From 1998 to 2004 Kompatscher headed the legal and contract office of the market town of Castelrotto . From 2004 to spring 2013 he was President of the Board of Directors of Seis-Seiser Alm Umlaufbahn AG and at the same time managing director of the company.


Kompatscher held his first political offices as Vice Mayor of the municipality of Völs am Schlern and member of the Salten-Schlern District Council in the 2000-2005 legislative period. From 2005 to 2013 he was mayor of his home parish. At the same time, he was President of the South Tyrolean Association of Municipalities and the Council of Municipalities from 2011 to 2013 .

In the 2013 state elections , Kompatscher ran as list leader of the South Tyrolean People's Party (SVP) and was able to move into the state parliament as the most elected of all parties with 81,107 personal preference votes and thus also the regional council of Trentino-South Tyrol . Since January 9, 2014, he has succeeded Luis Durnwalder as governor of the state government of South Tyrol . In the Kompatscher I cabinet , he took over the areas of economics, finance, innovation and external relations. Halfway through the legislative period, he took over the presidency of the Trentino-South Tyrol region from his Trentino counterpart Ugo Rossi in 2016 , after initially serving as vice-president in the regional government .

In the 2018 state elections , Kompatscher was again able to win a mandate as the most elected of all parties with 68,210 preferential votes. On January 17, 2019, he was re-elected by the state parliament for another term of office. 19 MPs voted for Kompatscher, 16 against him. Since January 25, 2019, he has headed the Kompatscher II cabinet , in which he is responsible for external relations, Europe, municipalities, finances, human resources, information technology, universities, research and innovation, museums and sports. On February 27, 2019, he was also confirmed as President of the Region.


Kompatscher has been married to Nadja Ahlbrecht since September 9, 1995. They have seven children together, born between 1993 and 2016.


Web links

Commons : Arno Kompatscher  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. L'esclusione della garanzia per i vizi nella compravendita , thesis by Arno Kompatscher (University of Innsbruck, 1997, Italian)
  2. An overview of the 35 new members of the state parliament. (No longer available online.) Südtirol Online (, October 28, 2013, archived from the original on October 31, 2013 ; accessed on October 31, 2013 .
  3. The national councils and their competences. (No longer available online.) Südtirol Online (, January 16, 2014, archived from the original on January 18, 2014 ; accessed on January 16, 2014 .
  4. ↑ Preferred votes for South Tyrol as a whole. (No longer available online.) State elections 2018 (, archived from the original on November 5, 2018 ; accessed on November 1, 2018 .
  5. The baby is here. (No longer available online.) Südtirol Online (, March 2, 2016, archived from the original on March 3, 2016 ; accessed on March 2, 2016 .