Silvia Gehrer is the Regional Director of the European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office of ICAO since 01 February 2019.
Previously, she was Director General International from 2013 to 31 January 2019 where she was heading the Department of Strategy and International in the Austrian Civil Aviation Authority since 2009.
She initially worked with the Ministry for Economic Affairs and joined the Austrian Permanent Representation at the EU in Brussels in 1995, the year of Austria’s accession to the EU as Trade Policy Attaché. She also worked at the US Embassy in 1999 before joining the Austrian Ministry for Transport in 2000 where she headed the unit for EU and International Aviation. From 2004 -2007 she represented Austria on the Council of the International Aviation Organisation as a member of the ABIS Rotation Group (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Ireland, Switzerland and Ireland).
Ms. Gehrer received a Master Degree in Business Administration specialising in Aviation and Trade from Vienna Economic University and also holds a Master Degree in Public Relations.