Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, AT
Director-General for Forestry and Sustainability in the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
Maria Patek holds a degree in Forestry & Wood Management as well as a Master in Business Administration. She started her career in 1983 at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. In 1994 she continued her career in the field as Head of a regional headquater of the Service for Torrent and Avalanche Control. In 2002 she returned to the ministry as Head of the Austrian Service for Torrent and Avalanche Control. From 2016 to July 2018 Maria Patek held the position of Director General for Water Management in the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, and since August 2018 she is Head of the Directorate-General for Forestry and Sustainability.