Claudia Reinprecht, born on 31 August 1974 in Vienna, has served in the Austrian Foreign Ministry since March 2004. After diplomatic postings in Vienna, Brussels, Amman/Jordan, Hong Kong/China and Paris, Ms Reinprecht has been appointed chief of unit for transport, telecommunication and innovation diplomacy, serving as the Austrian Foreign Ministry’s focal point for digital and tech diplomacy. Having studied in Salzburg/Austria and Salamanca/Spain, Ms Reinprecht acquired a masters and PhD degree in law with a focus on international public law, international criminal law and refugee law. In addition, she acquired a General Executive MBA-post-graduate degree from the Austrian Business School LIMAK in Linz in 2013. During her diplomatic career, she has worked on a broad range of issues in multilateral and bilateral foreign policy, in particular global human rights, communication and media, cultural and science diplomacy, foreign economic relations international justice and home affairs. Ms Reinprecht served as ambassador of Austria to UNESCO in Paris and Consul General of Austria in Hong Kong and Macao. Prior to, that she had served as policy adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Austria Dr. Michael Spindelegger advising him in matters relating to international law and human rights, foreign cultural diplomacy as well as development policy.