Rudolf Scholten (November 3 1955) is a Jewish-Austrian politician. He was a board member from of Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (OeKB) from 1997 to 2016 and from 2014 to 2016 its director general. He was a Minister of the Republic of Austria between 1990 and 1997, having various positions in different cabinets. Scholten is chairman of the supervisory board of the Austrian Film Institute (ÖFI) and executive committee member of the Bilderberg Conference.
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Quote from the article: 'Officially, the Bilderbergers do not exist; there is no founding treaty, no formal status of membership, no membership fees and no office address. Currently the head of the so-called executive committee is the Belgian Count Etienne Davignon. In the 25-member committee sits for Austria, the former Minister of Science and current Board of Control Bank, Rudolf Scholten.'
Quote: 'My father came from a Jewish family.' When asked how he relates to his partially Jewish ancestry, he answered: 'I've always been secretly proud of it'
Scholten was Director General of Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG: 'Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (OeKB) is a specialist credit institution owned by commercial banks headquartered in Austria. It was founded in 1946. The OeKB Group fulfills its tasks as Austria's central financial and information service provider on the one hand as a private enterprise and on the other hand through mandates from the Republic of Austria.'
The entry of Rudolf Scholten into the OeKB was overshadowed by the suicide of one of the two board members, Gerhard Praschak. In a letter sent to many print media Praschak raised accusations of political intervention in favor of Scholten, for example, the extension of the board to three people.
In 1992 the Minister of Education at the time, Rudolf Scholten, awarded the President of the Jewish Religious Community the professional title of “Hofrat' ('Court Councillor'). In 1999 Paul Grosz received the title of 'Citizen of the City of Vienna.' President Heinz Fischer was shocked when he was informed of the death of the fine, quiet man: 'During the twelve years Paul Grosz was the President of the Jewish Community Vienna, he represented the concerns of the Jewish community with a great sense of responsiblity and efficiency, cooperating on an equal footing with the public institutions of our Republic.'
Scholten is vice president of the Jerusalem Foundation. The Jerusalem Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that promotes the development of the city of Jerusalem, Israel, by raising funds for social, cultural and beautification projects.
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