Austrian politician who is known for having served as the Chancellor of Austria from May of 2016 until December of 2017. He is also known for having served as the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Austria and for having a career as a business journalist.
He originally started his career serving as the SPO's parliamentary group leader. He then served as CEO of the Austrian Federal Railways as well as the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies. He was first appointed Chancellor of Australia in May of 2016.
He is also known for having served on the Board of Trustees for several companies and organizations including FK Austria Wien as well as Konzerthaus Vienna and Rechtskomitee LAMBDA.
He married Eveline Steinberger and together they have a daughter. He also has three sons from a previous marriage.
He was sworn into office on May 17th, 2016 by outgoing President Heinz Fischer.