Dr. Katrin Eggenberger is an advisory board member of the Pahl Peace Prize Foundation. Prior to her board role, she served as one of the youngest foreign affairs, justice and culture ministers worldwide, shortly ahead of one of the most pressing and demanding times for governments in history. Her Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Culture brought together three fields in which Liechtenstein actively expresses its autonomy as a country.
In April 2020, Dr. Eggenberger published a joint op-ed with the foreign ministers of Ghana, Indonesia, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland on the need to globally coordinate the response to COVID-19, culminating in a COVID-19 resolution that was passed by the UN General Assembly with the active support of 188 member states. She stepped down as minister of foreign affairs, justice and culture in 2021 at the beginning of the new legislative period. Before serving as minister, she was chief of staff to the founder and executive chairman at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva. She headed the WEF’s Community of Chairpersons, which is comprised of over one hundred of the world’s most influential chairpersons of large corporations who meet in an informal and trusting setting to discuss the key challenges of today. Serving in the Executive Chairman’s Office, she was instrumental in establishing a new global platform called UpLink for start-ups, tech entrepreneurs, businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, think tanks, and universities to advance the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Dr. Eggenberger was a visiting researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and joined the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Concurrently, she completed her five-year PhD dissertation in international affairs and political economy, “Solving Corporation Problems over International Taxation: Power, Legitimacy and Sovereignty,” whose supervisors included Nobel Memorial Prize laureate Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Dr. Eggenberger has published various papers in internationally renowned journals. During her doctorate studies at the University of St. Gallen, she conducted research at LSE in London and the University of Cambridge. She holds an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to her studies, she worked for 11 years at several financial institutions, including as a director-level manager, heading a bank’s fund-based wealth management department. She competed for twenty years in team sports internationally. She is a 2019 Yale World fellow, 2016 Asian Forum on Global Governance fellow, and a 2019 Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership fellow.