UNIQA announced leaner Management Board structure from July 2024

27 November 2023 — Andrei VICTOR

Austrian insurer UNIQA informed that, as the Supervisory Board decided at its meeting on 22 November, the Management Board team, which will continue to be identical for the listed UNIQA Insurance Group AG and its subsidiary UNIQA Osterreich Versicherungen AG, will comprise seven instead of nine members in future.

Thus, Peter Eichler and Erik Leyers’ mandates on the Management Board are scheduled to end on 30 June 2024.

To optimise synergies in the departments represented at the Management Board level, Wolf Gerlach will take over Erik Leyers’ agendas while Rene Knapp will assume those of Peter Eichler.

Eichler is retiring but will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity with his many years of expertise and will become a member of the UNIQA Privatstiftung Management Board from July 2024.

At the same time, UNIQA mentioned that the Supervisory Board has extended the terms of office for the following Management Board members until 30 June 2028:

  • Andreas Brandstetter, CEO
  • Wolf Gerlach, Operations, Data & IT
  • Peter Humer, Customers & Markets Austria
  • Wolfgang Kindl, Customers & Markets International
  • René Knapp, Asset Management, Personal Insurance, Personnel & Brand
  • Kurt Svoboda, Finance & Risk Management

Sabine Pfeffer´s mandate, who took over the Customers & Markets Bancassurance Austria department on 1 April 2023, remains unchanged until 31 December 2026.