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Company: Salzburger Festspiele
Title: Präsidium der Salzburger Festspiele
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture
Helga Rabl-Stadler was born in Salzburg on June 2, 1948. In 1970 she graduated as Ph.D. of Law from the University in Salzburg. In the same year she started her career as a journalist, first for the newspapers Die Presse and Die Wochenpresse, later for the Kurier. In 1978 she returned to Salzburg to become procurist – later co-owner of the family business Modehaus Resmann, owned by her mother. In 1985 she became Vice President, in 1988 President of the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce. At the same time she was a Member of the Austrian National Council for the party Österreichische Volkspartei and between 1991 and 1994 the party's Deputy Federal Chairwoman. On November 11, 1994, she was appointed President of the Salzburg Festival. Her ability to attract sponsors makes her a blessing for her hometown. Photo Credit: © SF/Julia Stix