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
Children2
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]

References[edit]

  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
2017–2021
Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
2021–present
Incumbent