Head of EU Delegation and EU Special Representative

Ambassador Johann Sattler

Ambassador Johann Sattler is the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina and is the European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of 1 September 2019.

He graduated from Innsbruck University in 1994 with a Diploma/Master in Political Science and Slavic Languages and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Vienna in 2008.

Throughout his previous experience, and his most recent experience as Austrian ambassador to Albania, Ambassador Sattler has had a particular focus on the Western Balkans.

In 1996 he joined the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in the Human Rights Department. In 1997, he joined the European Community Monitoring Mission, where he was posted to Sarajevo and Tirana. More recently, he was the Head of the Western Balkans Unit within the Directorate for Eastern/South Eastern Europe at the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He took up ambassadorial duties in Albania in 2016.

He was born in 1969 in Austria. Apart from native German, Ambassador Sattler is fluent in English and Russian, and proficient in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Albanian.