The new Austrian ambassador to Serbia Nikolaus Lutterotti graduated in Law from the University of Innsbruck and earned a master’s degree in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in the U.S.
From 1999 to 2000, Mr Lutterotti served in the Office of the Legal Advisor for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while from 2001 (Austrian Embassy in Beijing, China) he spent three years as Directorate-General for Political Affairs; Department for Southern Europe.
From 2003 to 2007, Lutterotti was Spokesperson and Human rights Delegate at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN, then from 2007 to 2018 he held the post of Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of the UN General Assembly, while during part of that period, from 2008 to 2011, he served as Political Coordinator for UN Security Council membership.
In 2011 he was appointed Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry for European and International Affairs, which he held until 2013 when he began a three-year term as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz.
He spent 2016 and 2017 as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, and from 2017 to March 2018 he was Foreign Policy Advisor to Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
He was appointed Austrian Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia in March 2018.
Mr Lutterotti (45) speaks German (native), English, French and Italian. He is a married father of one daughter.