H.E. Klaus Tschütscher has served as Prime Minister of the Principality of Liechtenstein since March 2009. Prior to his appointment as Prime Minister, he has served as Deputy Prime Minister and has been a member of the leadership of the Patriotic Union (VU) party since 2005. In his distinguished career Klaus Tschütscher has held positions as the head of Legal Services and as the Deputy Director of the Liechtenstein Fiscal Authority. He has taught civil law at the Hochschule Liechtenstein and has been a research assistant at the University of St. Gallen.