Norbert Hofer was born on 2 March 1971 at Vorau in Styria and grew up at Pinkafeld in Burgenland. After taking his A-levels at the Higher Federal Technical Institute for Aeronautics in Eisenstadt he worked as a systems engineer for the Austrian airline “Lauda Air”. On 18th December 2017 Norbert Hofer was sworn in as Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology. Norbert Hofer is married and has four children. Norbert Hofer Biography and Profile.