H.E. Michael Reiterer

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H.E. Michael Reiterer is the former ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the European Union to the Republic of Korea (2017-2020) and the former ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Bern (2007-2011). Currently, Mr. Reiterer is a Distinguished Professor in International Security and Diplomacy at the Institute for European Studies, Vrie Universiteit Brussel (VUB). 

Mr. Reiterer’s distinguished career includes:

  • 2012-2016  Principal Advisor, Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels
  • 2002-2006  Minister, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan
  • 1998-2002  ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Counselor, Department for External Relations, European 
  •  1997-1998  Minister Counselor, Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union, Brussels; Counsellor at the European Economic and Social Committee
  • 1992-1997  Deputy Director General, Department for European Integration and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Mr. Reiterer holds a Doctorate in law from the University of Innsbruck (1978), a Diploma in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center (1979), and a Diploma in international relations from the Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva (1981).