His Excellency Martin Sajdik
Seventieth President of the Economic and Social Council
His Excellency Martin Sajdik became President of the Economic and Social Council on 14 January 2014.
Ambassador Martin Sajdik, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in New York, presented his credentials on 4 January 2012. Prior to his appointment to New York, he served as Austria’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. From 2003 until 2007, Ambassador Sajdik was Director General for Economic Affairs and European Integration. Between postings at the Austrian Embassy in Moscow (1980-1985 and 1989-1991) and with the Executive Secretariat of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe in Vienna (1986-1987), he held executive positions at a major Austrian construction company and an Austrian Bank in Moscow. Earlier in his career, he served at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Ambassador Sajdik studied law, international law and international relations in Vienna, Moscow and Bologna, and received his doctorate degree in law in Vienna in 1971. He is the author of several books on the “enlargement process of the EU”, published in Austria, Germany, USA and most recently in China.