Photos of Director Norbert Kettner
Norbert Kettner was born in 1967 and grew up in Tirol. He has been the Vienna Tourist Board’s Director since September 1, 2007. Prior to this (from September 2003), he was founding managing director of departure wirtschaft, kunst und kultur GmbH, Austria’s first business promotion institution for the creative industries. From August 1993 till August 2003, Norbert Kettner was spokesman for the Executive City Councilor of Finance and Deputy Mayor of Vienna. He worked for him until 1999 in the Vienna health department, and then moved to the City of Vienna’s finance and economics policy department.
From 2010, Norbert Kettner has been a member of the board of trustees of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF. He is a member of the supervisory board of Vienna City Marketing Agency, deputy chairman of the supervisory board of Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna’s biggest exhibition space for contemporary art, and a member of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry Advisory Board of MODUL University Vienna. From 1997 to 2007 he belonged to the board of directors of the Life Ball, Europe’s biggest AIDS charity event.