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Former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer joins ALPINE Board

29/07/2009

Former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer joins ALPINE Board

At a meeting held today in Salzburg, former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer joined the Board of Alpine, FCC's construction subsidiary in Austria.

Alfred Gusenbauer studied law, political science, philosophy and economics at the university of Vienna. He obtained a PhD in Political Science.

He was Federal Chancellor of Austria between 11 January 2007 and 2 December 2008. Also, he was President of the Austrian Social-Democratic Party (SPÖ) from 2000 to 2008, a member of the Austrian Parliament from 1991 to 2007, and member of the Assembly of the Council of Europe between 1991 and 2007, and he chaired a number of committees in those institutions.

He is currently Vice-President of both the Socialist Party of Europe (PES) and the Socialist International (SI).

After leaving politics, he founded his own consulting company, which advises corporations on business in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

He is a professor at Brown University and Columbia University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Herzliya in Israel.

Alicia Alcocer and José Manual Burgos also joined Alpine's Board today. The board's composition is as follows:

  • Dietmar Aluta-Oltyan (Chairman)
  • Alejandro Tuya (Vice-Chairman)
  • Esther Koplowitz Romero de Juseu
  • Esther Alcocer Koplowitz
  • Alicia Alcocer Koplowitz
  • Alfred Gusenbauer
  • Robert Peugeot
  • José Aguinaga
  • José Mayor
  • Willi Böck
  • José Manuel Burgos