Daniel Risch

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Daniel Risch
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Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
Assumed office
25 March 2021
MonarchHans-Adam II
Alois (regent)
DeputySabine Monauni
Preceded byAdrian Hasler
Deputy Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
Minister of Infrastructure, Economic Affairs and Sports
In office
30 March 2017 – 25 March 2021
Prime MinisterAdrian Hasler
Preceded byThomas Zwiefelhofer
Succeeded bySabine Monauni
Personal details
Born (1978-03-05) 5 March 1978 (age 44)
Grabs, Switzerland
Political partyPatriotic Union
Spouse(s)Jasmin Schädler
Parent(s)Hans Risch
Erika Sprenger

Daniel Risch (born 5 March 1978) is a Liechtensteiner politician, and the incumbent Prime Minister of Liechtenstein.[1] He was previously Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure, Economic Affairs and Sports from 2017 to 2021, under the government of Adrian Hasler.[2]

Early career[edit]

Risch previously attended Liechtenstein Grammar School in Vaduz from 1990 to 1998, and received a business baccalaureate.[2] He later studied business administration at the Swiss universities of St. Gallen and Zurich, as well as the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich from 1999 to 2003.[2] He graduated with a degree in economics (lic. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich.[3]

Risch then started doctoral studies in business informatics at the University of Freiburg in 2004,[2] and from 2006 to 2007 was a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne as part of a research stay.[2] During this period, he also worked as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland [de].[2] He completed his studies at Freiburg in 2007 and received a doctorate in economics (dr. rer. pol.).[3]

From 2007, he was the Project Manager, Head of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer at Unic AG, an e-business consulting company, in Zurich and Bern.[2] From 2015 until entering government in 2017, he worked as Chief Marketing Officer at Liechtensteinische Post.[3]

From 2015 to 2017, he was a board member at a Liechtensteiner forum for information and communications technology (IKT Forum Liechtenstein).[3]

Political career[edit]

Since 2016, Risch has been a member of the presidium of the liberal-conservative Patriotic Union (VU).[2] Following the 2017 Liechtenstein general election, he was nominated as Deputy Prime Minister in a coalition government with the national-conservative Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP). As Deputy Prime Minister, he also served as Minister of Infrastructure, Economic Affairs and Sports.[2] He eventually became Prime Minister following the 2021 general election,[1] heading a new coalition government with the FBP's Sabine Monauni.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2009, Risch has been a member of the Founding Committee, Organising Committee and Patronage Body of the FL1.LIFE festival in Schaan. He is married to Jasmin Schädler (born 20 October 1974) and has two children.[3]


  1. ^ a b "New Government Sworn In". liechtensteinusa.org. Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein in Washington D.C. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Dr Daniel Risch". regierung.li. The Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Risch, Daniel". Historisches Lexikon (in German). 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  4. ^ "Liechtenstein election: Just 23 ballots separate two biggest parties that will now form coalition". euronews. Agence France-Presse. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 7 April 2021.

External links[edit]

  • Daniel Risch at the official website of the government of Liechtenstein.
Political offices
Preceded by Deputy Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of Liechtenstein