Mayor and Governor of Vienna

Michael Ludwig

Michael Ludwig

Curriculum Vitae

Born on 3 April 1961 in Vienna


Educational and professional background

  • 1967 to 1971: Primary school
  • 1971 to 1975: Lower secondary school
  • 1975 to 1980: Commercial college
  • PhD in Political Sciences and History (University of Vienna)
  • 1981 to 1982: Mandatory military service

Professional career

  • 1984 to 1986: Project manager in adult education
  • 1986 to 1991: Head of education of a Public Learning Centre (((VHS:abbr:Volkshochschulen)))

Political functions

  • 1994 to 1995: Member of the District Council of Vienna’s 21st district of Floridsdorf
  • 1 January 1996 to 8 September 1999: Member of the Austrian Federal Council

Functions held in the Vienna Provincial Parliament/Vienna City Council and Government of the Province of Vienna/Vienna City Senate

  • 9 September 1999 to 25 January 2007: Member of the Vienna Provincial Parliament and member of the Vienna City Council
  • 25 January 2007 to 24 May 2018: Executive City Councillor for Housing, Housing Construction and Urban Renewal
  • (from March 2009 to 2010: Deputy Mayor and Deputy Governor of Vienna)
  • since 24 May 2018: Mayor and Governor of Vienna
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