Head of Office & Management


Marian Benbow Pfisterer
Head of the IOM Country Office for Austria

Marian Benbow Pfisterer has been heading the IOM Country Office for Austria and thus representing IOM in Austria since 2017. In addition, she is also responsible for the manifold office activities and the overall coordination of the mission. Before assuming her current post, Marian Benbow Pfisterer was Head of Project Management/Liaison at the IOM Sub-Office in Nuremberg. Prior to joining IOM in 2005, she worked as a Corporate Business Immigration Lawyer in Frankfurt/Main; she studied law in Heidelberg (Germany) and Bergen (Norway).

Phone: +43 (0) 1 585 33 22 13
Email: mbenbow@iom.int

Andrea Götzelmann-Rosado
Results-Based Management and Liaison Analyst
Andrea Götzelmann-Rosado is responsible for results-based management and supports the Head of Office in liaison activities. Prior to this, she headed the AVRR Unit for eight years. Andrea Götzelmann-Rosado studied Political Science and English at the Universities of Vienna and Edinburgh. Before her assignment with IOM, she worked in Public Relations for several years.

Phone: +43 (0) 1 585 33 22 22
Email: agoetzelmann@iom.int

Elke Kienesberger
Assistant to the Head of Office
Website & Social Media Focal Point, Focal Point for Security
In addition to her function as Assistant to the Head of Office, Elke Kienesberger also supports and coordinates various areas of the IOM Country Office for Austria. Moreover, she also acts as Website & Social Media Focal Point. While studying at the Centre for Translation Studies Vienna, Elke Kienesberger worked in the area of migration policy. After finishing her studies, she worked as a translator and foreign language trainer in adult education.

Phone: +43 (0) 1 585 33 22 13
Email: ekienesberger@iom.int