Hermann Alex Lampalzer works as a Political Affairs Officer in the Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit, Geneva, Switzerland. Alex graduated from the Austrian Military Academy as a NBC Defence Officer.
Besides various postings in the Austrian Armed Forces, he gained more than 15 years of international experience in multilateral arms control. Alex’s first-hand on-site verification expertise stems from working as chemical weapons inspector with UNSCOM in Iraq and later in the OPCW. Subsequently, he served as Senior Policy Officer in the OPCW as well as Policy Planning Officer in the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Alex, inter alia, represented the OPCW in 2007 in the update of the UN Secretary-General Mechanism and was also a member of the Temporary Working Group on Verification/Scientific Advisory Board established under the auspices of the OPCW Director-General between 2013 and 2015.
Alex holds also a PhD in political sciences from the university of Vienna PhD and a MSc in Intl. Project Management.