Stefan Scholz

Ambassado, Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Austria

Stefan Scholz is the director for planning and programing of development cooperation at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria. Prior to his current position, he was Ambassador of Austria in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and non-resident Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameron, Gabon, Chad, Central African Republic, São Tomé und Príncipe, Benin, Togo, and Ghana. Before taking ambassadorship, Stefan served as permanent representative to the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States, and was minister and deputy head of mission at the Embassy of Austria in Beijing. Stefan holds a Master's degree in political science, history, and law, and a Ph.D. in political science, both from the University of Vienna. He is a Fellow of Session 551, Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: Strengthening Communities - LGBT Human Rights and Social Cohesion.

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