Maria Rauch-Kallat

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Maria Rauch-Kallat
Maria Rauch-Kallat (cropped).jpg
President of Austrian Paralympic Committee
Assumed office
Federal Minister for Health and Women
In office
March 2003 – January 2007
Personal details
Born (1949-01-31) 31 January 1949 (age 70)[1]
Währing, Vienna
Political partyAustrian People's Party (ÖVP)
Spouse(s)Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly[1]
Children2 daughters (born 1970 and 1973)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Vienna

Maria Rauch-Kallat is a former Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) politician who served as Minister of Health and Women from 2003 to 2007 in the Austrian government. She is currently a management consultant.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

She entered politics in 1983 as a member of the Austrian Senate until 1987, when she became a member of the City Council of Vienna.[1]

In 1992 – 1994 she served as Federal Minister for Environment, Youth, and Family under Chancellor Franz Vranitzky's third cabinet (or Vranitzky Cabinet III), succeeding Ruth Feldgrill-Zankel.[3] She also became Deputy President of the ÖVP-Vienna, a position she held until 2000, and served as Secretary General of the ÖVP-Austria from 1995 until 2003. Under Vranitzky Cabinet IV, which began on November 29, 1994, she served as the Federal Minister for Environment until 1995.[3]

She served as a member of the Austrian Parliament for three stints—from 1995 until 1999, from 2001 until 2003, and from 2006 until 2008.[1] She served as Federal Minister for Health and Women from 2003 until January 2007 under Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel.[1][3]


Rauch-Kallat has been the President of the Austrian Paralympic Committee (NPC) since 2009 after serving as NPC Vice President.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Curriculum Vitae: Maria Rauch-Kallat" (PDF). Centris Capital. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Maria Rauch-Kallat, Federal Minister of Health and Women, Austria". OECD.
  3. ^ a b c "Austrian Chancellors and Cabinets since 1945". Federal Chancellery. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Maria Rauch-Kallat New NPC President". Austrian Paralympic Committee. 5 May 2009. Archived from the original on 25 March 2014.

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