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 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 Germany 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 1 585 33 22 13


Andrea Götzelmann-Rosado
Head, Programme and Policy Support

Focal Point for Migrant Children
Andrea Götzelmann-Rosado has been with the IOM Country Office for Austria since 2008. She supports the office's organizational planning and results-based management, assists in policy development and liaises with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in Austria and abroad. She is also the office’s focal point for topics related to migrant children. Andrea Götzelmann-Rosado studied Political Science and English at the Universities of Vienna and Edinburgh and has a master's degree of legal studies in Human Rights. Before her assignment with IOM, she worked in Public Relations for several years.

Phone: +43 1 585 33 22 22


Elke Kienesberger
Assistant to the Head of Office

Website & Social Media Focal Point, Focal Point for Security
Elke Kienesberger has been with the IOM Country Office for Austria since 2013. She supports the Head of Office in administrative and liaison-related activities as well as in the day-to-day office management. Elke Kienesberger also coordinates various of our office’s communication agendas and exchanges with other Vienna-based UN organizations. She studied English and Spanish at the Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna. Before her assignment with IOM, Elke Kienesberger worked as a translator and language trainer in adult education.

Phone: +43 1 585 33 22 13


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