H.E. Michael Reiterer

Board of Advisors
Former Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

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).