Hartwig Löger

Austrian politician, businessman, former secretary for finance and vice federal chancellor

Hartwig Löger (born 15 July 1965) is an Austrian politician and former business executive. He was the Acting Chancellor of Austria from 28 May 2019 to 3 June 2019. From 2011 to 2017 he was chief executive officer of UNIQA Austria (part of the Uniqa Insurance Group) and since 2017 he has been Minister of Finance.

Hartwig Löger
2017 Finanzminister Hartwig Löger (39136614571) (cropped).jpg
Chancellor of Austria
In office
28 May 2019 – 3 June 2019
PresidentAlexander Van der Bellen
Preceded bySebastian Kurz
Succeeded byBrigitte Bierlein
Vice Chancellor of Austria
In office
22 May 2019 – 28 May 2019
ChancellorSebastian Kurz
Preceded byHeinz-Christian Strache
Succeeded byVacant
Minister of Finance
In office
18 December 2017 – 3 June 2019
ChancellorSebastian Kurz
Preceded byHans Jörg Schelling
Personal details
Born (1965-07-15) 15 July 1965 (age 55)
Selzthal, Styria, Austria
Political partyPeople's Party
Alma materVienna University of Economics and Business
University of St. Gallen

On 22 May 2019, he was named Vice Chancellor, and on 28 May 2019, he was sworn in as Acting Chancellor after Austria's first ever successful vote of no confidence against the federal government, following the Ibiza affair.[1]


  1. "Löger nun Interimskanzler". orf.at (in German). Retrieved 2019-05-27.

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