Katrin Eggenberger was sworn in as the Principality of Liechtenstein's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Culture on November 11, 2019 as one of the youngest female 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 brings together three fields in which Liechtenstein actively expresses its autonomy as a country. Policies in these areas contribute significantly to defining the way the country sees itself. In April 2020, Katrin published a joint op-ed with the foreign ministers of Ghana, Indonesia, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland on the necessity 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. Katrin stepped down as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture on March 25, 2021 at the beginning of the new legislative period.
Before serving as Minister, she was Chief of Staff at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and also responsible for staffing Professor Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman, on his travels to over 25 countries. She headed the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chairpersons, which is comprised of over 100 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 and working together with Salesforce, Deloitte and Microsoft, she was instrumental in establishing a new global platform called UpLink for start-ups, tech entrepreneurs, businesses, governments, NGOs, IOs, think tanks, and universities to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.