Ferrero-Waldner, Benita Maria#
b. Salzburg, Sept. 5, 1948, law studies and politician (Austrian People's Party, OeVP). Worked in private industry from 1971-1983. Joined the diplomatic service and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1984. Chief of Protocol with the United Nations in New York from 1994-1995. 1995-2000 Staatssekretaerin to the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Since 2000 Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs.