Group Executive Board

Group Executive Board (photo)

Erik Leyers, Andreas Brandstetter, Kurt Svoboda

Andreas Brandstetter, 50

has been the CEO of the UNIQA Group since July 2011. Prior to that, from 2002 he was a member of the Management Board, responsible for new markets, M&A and bank assurance. He studied political science in Vienna and in the US and holds an executive MBA from California State University/IMADEC. Before joining UNIQA, he was the director of Raiffeisen’s EU office in Brussels. In May 2018 Andreas Brandstetter was elected for a three-year term as President of Insurance Europe, the representation of European insurance and undertakings.

Erik Leyers, 50

has been a member of the UNIQA Group Management Board since 2016 and Group-wide head of the function Data & IT since January 2020. He has been with UNIQA since 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Allianz Group in Munich in various operations departments. Erik Leyers obtained a degree in economics in Munich and began his career in 2001 at McKinsey & Company.

Kurt Svoboda, 53

has been a member of the UNIQA Group Management Board since 2011 and is responsible for the functions Finance and Risk Management. In this role, he has also held Group-wide responsibility for UNIQA Austria and UNIQA International since 2016. Since the end of 2017, Svoboda has also been the CEO of UNIQA Austria. In January 2019 he additionally took office as President of the Austrian Insurance Association (VVO). Kurt Svoboda studied business administration in Vienna and completed the International Management programme in St. Gallen. He began his career at KPMG in Vienna and gained experience at Wiener Städtische and AXA.

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