|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Assumed office |
3 June 2019
|Preceded by||Karin Kneissl|
|Born||20 June 1969|
Alexander Schallenberg (born 20 June 1969) is an Austrian diplomat, jurist and independent politician who has been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz since 2019.
Schallenberg was born in 1969 in Bern. As son of an Austrian ambassador he was raised in India, Spain and Paris. From 1989 to 1994 he studied law at the University of Vienna and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. After his graduation he continued his studies at the College of Europe until 1995.
In 1997 Schallenberg entered Austria's foreign ministry.
On 3 June 2019 Schallenberg succeeded Karin Kneissl as foreign minister of Austria. He maintained his position as part of the Second Kurz cabinet, which was sworn in on 7 January 2020.
It was noted by Deutsche Welle that "after attending an EU summit" at the Europa building in Luxembourg on 12 October and 13 October with Sophie Wilmes, Schallenberg tested positive for Coronavirus. Wilmes revealed through Twitter on 17 October that she had tested covid positive.
Since 2020, Schallenberg has been a Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism.
Schallenberg is divorced and the father of four children.