Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption

Mag. Andreas Wieselthaler, MSc
Director of the Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAK) of the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior

Mag. Andreas Wieselthaler, MA MSc
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Born in 1965, Andreas Wieselthaler started his career in 1981 as a police trainee at the Vienna Federal Police Directorate, where he served as a police officer from 1985 to 1995. Concurrently with his service in the police, he passed the extra-mural matriculation examination and graduated in law in 1994. Furthermore, he completed a training course at the FBI National Academy and attended the seminar “Security and Safety Management” at the Danube University Krems.

From October 1995 to March 1998, he worked as a lawyer in several district police stations of the Vienna Police. Subsequently, until March 2001, Andreas Wieselthaler was assigned to the Department of Criminal Investigations of the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior. He then moved to the Austrian Court of Audit, where in 2005 he was nominated as Deputy Head of the Department “Judicial Administration and Domestic Affairs”.

Since the beginning of 2010, Andreas Wieselthaler has been Director of the Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption.

Since November 2016, he has been President of the networks “European Partners against Corruption” (EPAC) and “European contact-point network against corruption” (EACN).