VIG operates top management changes in Hungary and Bulgaria

18 August 2011 —
lehel_gaborGabor LEHEL (34) is taking over leadership of the UNION Biztosito as CEO and Chairman of the Board with immediate effect. He has been a member of the Board of the Vienna Insurance Group's largest Hungarian Group company since 2008. "Gabor LEHEL brings with him many years of insurance know-how, international experience and an excellent knowledge of our Group. His appointment means that a younger, very experienced manager is taking over this important position in our core market Hungary," comments Gunter GEYER, CEO of the VIENNA Insurance Group.

Gabor LEHEL began working at the General Secretariat of the VIENNA Insurance Group in 2003. In 2005, he established the Group's Controlling Division, before he was appointed as Head of the General Secretariat in 2006. Since 2008, LEHEL has been on the Board of the Union Biztosito. In addition, in 2010, he was a member of the Board of the KOOPERATIVA in Slovakia. He originates from Szombathely in Western Hungary and studied Business Management, specializing in Finance, in Tatabanya and Budapest. Before joining the VIENNA Insurance Group, Gabor LEHEL worked as an analyst and stockbroker in Budapest.

christoph_rathIn Bulgaria, Christoph RATH (34) has been appointed to the Board of BULSTRAD Non-Life and BULGARSKI Imoti Non-Life as of July 2011. In this role his duties will include overseeing international clients as well as international partnerships of the Bulgarian Group companies.

Christoph RATH studied Banking and Finance at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences and Economics at the University of Sydney. Born in Lower Austria, he began his professional career in the world of banking, working for prestigious Austrian and German banks. He joined the VIENNA Insurance Group in 2004 as an Assistant to the Board and was additionally responsible, as Country Manager, for the Serbian and German markets. He joined the Management Board of the Serbian Group company, WIENER Staedtische osiguranje, in 2007, where he was responsible for reinsurance, life insurance, holdings and investments, as well as human resources, logistics and administration.

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