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Erwin Lanc
2nd Honorary President of International Handball Federation
Assumed office
26 November 2000
PresidentHassan Moustafa Egypt
Vice PresidentStaffan Holmqvist Sweden (2000 – 2007)

Miguel Roca Mas Spain (2009 – 2017)

Joël Delplanque France (2017 – )
Preceded byPaul Högberg Sweden
4th President of International Handball Federation
In office
25 July 1984 – 26 November 2000
Vice PresidentVladimir Krivcov Soviet Union (1984 – 1992)
Babacar Fall Senegal (1992 – 1996)
Nabil Salem Egypt (1996 – 2000)
Preceded byPaul Högberg Sweden
Succeeded byHassan Moustafa Egypt
Foreign Minister of Austria
In office
24 May 1983 – 10 September 1984
ChancellorFred Sinowatz
Preceded byWillibald Pahr
Succeeded byLeopold Gratz
Interior Minister of Austria
In office
8 June 1977 – 24 April 1983
ChancellorBruno Kreisky
Preceded byOtto Rösch
Succeeded byKarl Blecha
Minister of Transport
In office
17 September 1973 – 8 June 1977
ChancellorBruno Kreisky
Personal details
Born (1930-05-17) 17 May 1930 (age 90)
Vienna, First Austrian Republic
Political partySocial Democratic Party of Austria
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Erwin Lanc (born May 17, 1930) is a former Austrian bank employee and politician (SPÖ, Austrian Social Democratic Party).


Born in Vienna, Lanc worked at the Ministry of Social Affairs from 1949 to 1955. In 1959, he joined the Vienna bank Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank. In 1966, he became chairman of the SPÖ in the Margareten district of Vienna. He was a member of the Vienna city council and provincial parliament from 1960 to 1966. From 1966 to 1983 he was a member of the Nationalrat. In 1973, he joined the government as the Minister of Transport. In 1977 he became Minister of the Interior, and from 1983 to 1984 he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs.[1]


  1. ^ "Vienna Cabinet Shuffled; Infighting Is Denied". The New York Times. AP. 4 September 1984. Retrieved 21 January 2011.