Curriculum Vitae

Austrian Federal Minister of Families and Youth - Sophie Karmasin

Sophie Karmasin

Federal Minister of Families and Youth

Date of birth: January 5th 1967 in Vienna             

Married, two children


Political mandates

  • Federal Minister of Families and Youth (independent), since December 16th 2013

Professional career

  • Managing Partner, Austrian Gallup Institute / Dr. Karmasin Marktforschung Ltd. And Karmasin Motivforschung Ltd., 2011-2013
  • Course “Systemic Coaching and Consulting Competence”, 2011-2012
  • Founder, Consulting Company „Sophie Karmasin Market Intelligence“ 2009-2013
  • Managing Director, „Karmasin Opinion Research“ Company , 2006-2013
  • Management of the empirical department of the Institute of Motivational Research, 1995-2003
  • Product manager at Henkel in Vienna, Belgium and the Netherlands, 1993-1995


  • Ph.D. in Psychology; Dissertation: „Consumer behaviour in the health market“, 1995
  • Studies of Psychology and Business Administration, 1985-1992
  • High School in Vienna, 1977-1985