Dr. Christoph Herbst, born on June 8th, 1960 in Vienna; attended school in Vienna, graduated from the Schottengymnasium der Benediktiner in 1978; doctorate of law (Dr.iur.) at the University of Vienna in 1983, postgraduate program Master of Business Law – M.B.L. at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1997; assistant at the Institute of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna from 1982 to 1985 (o.Univ.-Prof. DDr. Günther Winkler); academic assistant at the Constitutional Court from 1985 to 1992; practical work at the district administrative authority (“Bezirksverwaltungsbehörde”) Linz-Land Upper Austria from January to April 1988; civil service exam (“Verwaltungsdienstprüfung”) in 1990; candidate lawyer from 1992 on (“Schönherr Barfuß Torggler & Partner”); lecturer at the University of Vienna from 1990 to 1998, Faculty of Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law), and at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Introduction to Constitutional and Administrative Law); lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology (TU) (General Constitutional and Administrative Law); chairman of the board of the Flughafen Wien AG from January to August 2011; executive function for legal entities: chairman and chief executive at the Non-Profit Housing Cooperative for workers of Lower Austria, cooperative with limitedliability (“Niederösterreichische gemeinnützige Bau- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft für Arbeiter und Angestellte, registrierte Genossenschaft mit beschränkter Haftung” [until July 3rd, 2018]); Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH (solicitor’s office); chairman of private foundations (“ABG Privatstiftung, Cariboo-Privatstiftung [until August 9th, 2017]; PN-Privatstiftung; WN-Privatstiftung); member of the supervisory board: “Wohnungseigentümer” non-profit construction Ltd. [until April 18th, 2018]; EWU Wohnbau Investment Company (“Wohnbau Unternehmensbeteiligungs-AG”) [until April 18th, 2018]; GEBAU-NIOBAU non-profit construction Ltd. [until April 18th, 2018]; non-profit housing company “Austria” PLC [until April 18th, 2018]; EBG MedAustron Ltd.
Member of the Constitutional Court since 2011; repeatedly elected Judge-Rapporteur; nominated for constitutional judge by the Federal Council.