Austrian honorary consul for Pattaya Rudolf Hofer has been promoted to Counsul General of the Republic of Austria with jurisdiction throughout Chonburi Province.
Ambassador Johannes Peterlik announced Hofer’s promotion Oct. 26, acknowledging his long history of dedicated work for his countrymen in the kingdom, for which he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Merit last year.
A trained retailer, Hofer began his career in the foreign service as a liaison officer for the embassy in Bangkok. He was soon after named honorary consul in Pattaya and has finally achieved the high ranking position of Consul General, the first such position established by any other country in Pattaya.
At the promotion ceremony, Peterlik presented Hofer with the Royal Decree, signed by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Rudolf Hofer proud to serve Austrians in Pattaya.