Ambassador Dr. Manfred Scheich

AIES Senior Advisor


Manfred Scheich studied International Business in Vienna and holds a Doctor degree of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

In his diplomatic career he was appointed Austrian Ambassador to Algeria from 1974-1978, between 1983 and 1986 he became Austrian Ambassador to the European Communities and from 1987-1992 Head of the Section for Integration and Economic Policy at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Manfred Scheich was Austrian Chief Negotiator for the EC accession negotiations and from 1995 to 1999 Permanent Representative of Austria to the EU.

He was Member of the Reflection Group for the preparation of the Treaty of Amsterdam, Austrian Chief Negotiator for the Treaty of Amsterdam and Austrian Chief Negotiator for the Agenda 2000.

Since 2000 he teaches as a lecturer for European politics at the University of Innsbruck.