Arno Kompatscher

Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol (Italy)


Born 1971, married, 7 children

 Political Career 

  • 2017 President of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino
  • 2016 Election as President of the Autonomous Region of Trentino – Alto Adige/South Tyrol (Italy)
  • 2014 Election as Governor of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol (Italy)
  • 2013 Election to the Parliament of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol (Italy)
  • 2011-2013 President of the South Tyrolean Municipalities Association
  • 2005-2013 Mayor of the municipality of Völs am Schlern/Fiè allo Sciliar

Professional Career

  • 2004-2013 President and Director of the Administrative Board of the Company Seis – Seiser Alm Umlaufbahn AG
  • 1998-2004 Head of the Department for Law and Contracts of the Market Municipality of Kastelruth/Castelrotto
  • 1997-1998 Teaching Law and Macro economics at the Commercial Secondary School and at the Humanistic Secondary School in Bozen/Bolzano
  • During the university studies, plumber and fitter in the parents’ enterprise 

Education and training

  • 1991-1997 Law School Degree at the Universities of Innsbruck and Padova. Additional training courses: training course for municipal/city council minister/secretary, training course for keepers of public records, other professional development training courses
  • 1990-1991 Military service in the Alpini corps (Codroipo, Brunico, Bolzano, Merano)
  • 1990 High School Diploma, with a specialization on scientific subjects 

Spare Time/Hobbies

  • Sports: enthusiastic football player, but even more passionate for ice hockey; running
  • Music: playing trumpet in the local music band, but above all music freak ranging from classic to rock, pop and jazz to avant-garde
  • Theater: collaboration in the local carnival cabarets and together with Andreas (Opal) Robatscher also smaller performances
  • Cultural events: Co-creator and organizer of the event series “Magic Schlern music, dinner and spectacle”, co-creator and organizer of the “Schlern International Music Festival”
Arno Kompatscher