Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler

Portraitaufnahme Leonore Gewessler

Born on 15 September 1977 in Graz

Attended primary school in Sankt Marein bei Graz
Attended WIKU BRG Graz Sandgasse commercial secondary school
Completed a bachelor’s degree (BA) in political science at the University of Vienna

Political functions

Deputy Chairwoman of the Green Parliamentary Group – Parliamentary Group of the Green Members of the National Council, the Federal Council and the European Parliament 22 October 2019 – 6 January 2020
Member of the Advisory Council of the Grüne Bildungswerkstatt education foundation


since 7 January 2020 Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (in the second Kurz government)
23 October 2019 –
7 Janury 2020
Member of the National Council (27 legislative period), Greens
2014–2019 Executive Director, Global 2000 environmental protection organisation
2008–2014 Director, Green European Foundation asbl, Brussels, Belgium
2006–2008 Management, Office of the Neubau District Administration, City of Vienna