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Andrea Pfanzelter

Senior Director, IPI Vienna | pfanzelter@ipinst.org

Andrea Pfanzelter is the Director of IPI in Vienna, in charge of developing and coordinating new initiatives. In addition, since June 2014, as IPI’s Senior Director of Resource Development she is responsible for the Institute’s fundraising activities.

Before taking up her current position, she served as a senior consultant to IPI on a project to establish a center for interreligious dialogue in Vienna. From 1999 to 2008 she worked in New York, where her husband Gerhard Pfanzelter was occupying the post of Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations. During this time, she served as the President of the United Nations Delegates Association (UNDA) and the Vice President of the Women’s International Forum (WIF). In addition, she held board positions at the Off-the-Record Lecture Series (OTR) of the Foreign Policy Association, Network 20/20, and the United Women of All Nations (UWAN). From 1993 to 1999 she was a consultant to HILL International based in Vienna. In the period 1989 to 1993 she lived in Damascus, Syria and from 1984 to 1989 in Dakar, Senegal. She studied microeconomics and majored in entrepreneurship at the University of Vienna.

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