Erwin Lanc

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Erwin Lanc
2nd Honorary President of International Handball Federation
Assumed office
26 November 2000
President Hassan Moustafa Egypt
Vice President

Staffan Holmqvist Sweden (2000 – 2007)
Miguel Roca Mas Spain (2009 – 2017)

Joël Delplanque France (2017 – )
Preceded by Paul Högberg Sweden
4th President of International Handball Federation
In office
25 July 1984 – 26 November 2000
Vice President Vladimir Krivcov Soviet Union (1984 – 1992)
Babacar Fall Senegal (1992 – 1996)
Nabil Salem Egypt (1996 – 2000)
Preceded by Paul Högberg Sweden
Succeeded by Hassan Moustafa Egypt
Foreign Minister of Austria
In office
24 May 1983 – 10 September 1984
Chancellor Fred Sinowatz
Preceded by Willibald Pahr
Succeeded by Leopold Gratz
Interior Minister of Austria
In office
8 June 1977 – 24 April 1983
Chancellor Bruno Kreisky
Preceded by Otto Rösch
Succeeded by Karl Blecha
Transportation Minister of Austria
In office
17 September 1973 – 8 June 1977
Chancellor Bruno Kreisky
Personal details
Born (1930-05-17) 17 May 1930 (age 87)
Vienna, First Austrian Republic
Political party Social Democratic Party of Austria
Alma mater University of Vienna
Religion Roman Catholicism

Erwin Lanc (born May 17, 1930) is a former Austrian bank employee and politician (SPÖ, Austrian Social Democratic Party).

Born in Vienna, Lanc worked at the Ministry of Social Affairs from 1949 to 1955. In 1959, he joined the Vienna bank Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank. In 1966, he became chairman of the SPÖ in the Margareten district of Vienna. He was a member of the Vienna city council and provincial parliament from 1960 to 1966. From 1966 to 1983 he was a member of the Nationalrat. In 1973, he joined the government as the Minister of Transport. In 1977 he became Minister of the Interior, and from 1983 to 1984 he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs.[1]


  1. ^ "Vienna Cabinet Shuffled; Infighting Is Denied". The New York Times. AP. 4 September 1984. Retrieved 21 January 2011.