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Katrin Eggenberger
Katrin Eggenberger
Jacek Czaputowicz, Katrin Eggenberger.jpg
Eggenberger with Jacek Czaputowicz in February 2020
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education, and Culture

11 November 2019 - 25 March 2021
MonarchAlois (Regent)
Adrian Hasler
Aurelia Frick
Dominique Hasler
Personal details
Born (1982-09-08) 8 September 1982 (age 39)
Werdenberg, Switzerland
Political partyProgressive Citizens' Party
Alma materUniversity of Liechtenstein
University of St. Gallen

Katrin Eggenberger (born 8 September 1982) is a Swiss-Liechtensteiner academic and politician who served as the Foreign Minister of Liechtenstein from November 2019 to March 2021.

Education and personal life

Katrin Eggenberger was born in Werdenberg, Switzerland to a Swiss father and Liechtensteiner mother.[1] Her maternal uncle, Josef Biedermann, was a long-term member of the Liechtenstein parliament and former President of the Progressive Citizens' Party.[1] She is a dual citizen,[1] however she has spent the majority of her life living outside Liechtenstein.[2] She returned to live in Vaduz permanently in October 2019.[3]

Eggenberger competed as part of Switzerland's Under-19 women's football team at the 2002 and 2005 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.[4]

Eggenberger completed a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2008 through the University of Liechtenstein, studying at Ohio State University where she also competed in synchronized swimming.[5][6] She competed in synchronized swimming for Switzerland alongside Ariane Schneider at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal.[7]

Eggenberger completed a Master of Science in Banking and Financial Management in 2012 at the University of Liechtenstein.[5] In 2019 she completed a PhD in International Affairs and Political Economy from the University of St. Gallen, supervised by Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and has been a researcher at the London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, Princeton University and Harvard University.[5][8][9] She was a 2019 Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.[10]


Eggenberger worked at number of banks in Vaduz and Switzerland before becoming Chief of Staff to Klaus Schwab and Head of the Community of Chairpersons at the World Economic Forum in 2016.[8][11] She was responsible for building a global, digital platform for startups, companies, universities and governments.[1]

Eggenberger has been a member of the Progressive Citizens' Party since 2019,[5] when she was unanimously nominated by the party to the Parliament.[12] She was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs by Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein on 11 November 2019, replacing Aurelia Frick,[8] and sworn in by Prime Minister Adrian Hasler.[13] She is responsible for the ministries of justice and culture as well as foreign affairs.[13] Her completion of the Yale fellowship in 2019 caused her to miss four of her first six government meetings.[14]


  • Eggenberger, Katrin; Emmenegger, Patrick (2015). "Economic Vulnerability and Political Responses to International Pressure: Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Struggle for Banking Secrecy". Swiss Political Science Review. 21 (4): 491-507. doi:10.1111/spsr.12181.
  • Emmenegger, Patrick; Eggenberger, Katrin (2018). "State sovereignty, economic interdependence and US extraterritoriality: the demise of Swiss banking secrecy and the re-embedding of international finance". Journal of International Relations and Development. 21 (3): 798-823. doi:10.1057/s41268-017-0088-y. S2CID 149206725.
  • Eggenberger, Katrin (2018). "When is blacklisting effective? Stigma, sanctions and legitimacy: the reputational and financial costs of being blacklisted". Review of International Political Economy. 25 (4): 483-504. doi:10.1080/09692290.2018.1469529. S2CID 158191498.
  • Eggenberger, Katrin. Solving Cooperation Problems over International Taxation: Power, Legitimacy and Sovereignty (PDF) (Thesis). University of St. Gallen.


  1. ^ a b c d Meier, Günther (11 November 2019). "Die neue Aussenministerin Liechtensteins hat auch den roten Pass". Neue Bürcher Beitung (in German). Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Persönlicher Kontakt ist mir wichtig". Liechtensteiner Vaterland (in German). 12 September 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Katrin Eggenberger rechtzeitig in Vaduz wohnhaft" (in German). Radio Liechtenstein. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "UEFA Women's Under-19 ChampionshipFirst Qualifying Round". Football Association of Ireland. 23 September 2004. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d "Minister Dr Katrin Eggenberger". Government Principality of Liechtenstein.
  6. ^ "Ohio State Synchronized Swimming Plays Host to OSU College Association Meet". Ohio state Buckeyes. 4 February 2004. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "The Swiss synchronized swimming team". Getty Images. 17 July 2005. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ a b c "Interview with Dr Katrin Eggenberger, the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein". EFTA. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Katrin Eggenberger Chief-of-Staff & Head, Community of Chairpersons, World Economic Forum". Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship.
  10. ^ Sudo, Ayumi (3 April 2019). "Jackson Institute announces 2019 World Fellows". Yale News. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "A Career Conversation with Katrin Eggenberger". Yale Jackson Institute for Public Affairs. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Katrin Eggenberger soll Fricks Nachfolgerin werden". Liechtensteiner Vaterland (in German). 7 September 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Katrin Eggenberger als Regierungsrätin vereidigt". Volksblatt (in German). 11 November 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Eggenberger fehlt an 4 von 6 Sitzungen". Liechtensteiner Vaterland (in German). 6 December 2019. Retrieved 2020.

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