Hans Peter Manz

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Hans Peter Manz (2013)

Hans Peter Manz (born October 7, 1955 in Canberra , Australia ) is an Austrian diplomat.


Manz grew up as the son of two Austrian diplomats in Vienna . He attended the Theresianum in Vienna, where he obtained the general university entrance qualification. He then studied law at the University of Vienna and graduated with a doctorate in 1977. Since 1979 he has been an employee of the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs .

From 1981 to 1985 he worked at the Austrian Embassy in Bern ( Switzerland ). He was then accredited as head of mission at the Austrian embassy in Tehran ( Iran ) from 1985 to 1987 , after which he was again at the embassy in Bern, this time as head of mission until 1987. From 1987 to 1991 he worked in Vienna in the department for Eastern Europeans Affairs. From 1994 to 1999 he was Head of Mission of the Permanent Representation of Austria to the United Nations . From September 1999 to January 2000 he took over the interim management of the department for international organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then until September 2000 he took over the management of the department “legal protection, legal and administrative assistance; general legal matters ”.

From October 2000 to January 2007 he was foreign policy advisor to Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel . From January 2007 to May 2007 he worked as a foreign policy advisor to Vice Chancellor Wilhelm Molterer in the Federal Ministry of Finance. From 2007 to 2011 he was the Austrian ambassador to Switzerland . He then worked as the Austrian ambassador to the United States , where he was replaced by Wolfgang Waldner in 2015 . Since then he has been Head of Department of the General Inspectorate in the Foreign Ministry.

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predecessor Office successor
Aurel Saupe Austrian ambassador to Switzerland
Jürgen Meindl
Christian Prosl Austrian Ambassador to the United States
Wolfgang Waldner