Ambassador Marlies STUBITS-WEIDINGER took up her duties as Permanent Representative of Austria to the OECD on 6 August 2013.
Ms. Stubits-Weidinger was born on 8 August 1968 in Austria. She holds a Master in Law from the University of Vienna (1995). In December 2010, Ms. Stubits-Weidinger obtained of Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Leadership and Social Management from the ARGE Bildungsmanagement/Sigmund Freud University (SFU) in Vienna, before obtaining a Master of Science (MSc) in Coaching and Organisational Development from the same University. Ms. Stubits-Weidinger has been a lecturer for European and International Law since 1997, first at the University of Vienna and since 2006 at the University of Applied Sciences in Burgenland, Eisenstadt.
Ms. Stubits-Weidinger began her career at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna where she was appointed, from 1997 to 2000, Head of the Office and Advisor for International and European Affairs to the Minister for Women´s Affairs and Consumer Protection, Ms Barbara Prammer. Between February and May 2000, she was the Head of International and European Affairs Unit at the Federal Ministry for Social Security and Generations in Vienna. She then served at the Regional Government of the Burgenland in Eisenstadt as Head of the Cabinet of the Federal Governor of the Burgenland, Karl Stix, before serving as Head of the Office and spokesperson of Ms. Verena Dunst, Member of the Regional Government. From 2003 to 2011, Ms. Stubits-Weidinger occupied several important positions at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB). In 2003, she was appointed Expert for EU and international financial institutions in the Department for European Intregration and International Financial Institutions in Vienna; from 2004 to 2011, she was Chief Representative of the OeNB at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union in Brussels, alongside being appointed, from 2010 to 2011, Senior Advisor to the Vice-Governor of the Austrian Central Bank in Vienna, Mr. Wolfgang Duchatczek.
From October 2011 until her nomination as Permanent Representative of Austria to the OECD, Ambassador Marlies Stubits-Weidinger was Deputy Head of the Cabinet of the Federal Chancellor, Mr. Werner Faymann, and Head of the Office of the Secretary of State, Mr. Josef Ostermayer.