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Birgit Eder named Branch CEO of ARAG Austria

Birgit Eder (44) has been appointed Branch CEO of "ARAG SE - Direktion für Österreich" based in Vienna by the Management Board of ARAG SE. Effective 1 April 2019, she is to succeed Dr. Matthias Effinger, who will be assuming a position on the Board of ARAG Krankenversicherungs-AG of Munich at the same time.

Birgit Eder joined ARAG Austria in 2012 and served for several years as Manager of the ARAG Attorneys Network. She has headed the Underwriting Department since 2015 and was appointed to the Management Board of ARAG Austria in 2016. The jurist was previously employed as a specialist in the Claims Settlement Department of an Austrian insurance company for nine years.

“Ms. Eder has set many new accents and initiated positive changes as head of the Underwriting Department during the past three years,” explains Dr. Paul-Otto Faßbender, Chairman and majority shareholder of the ARAG Group. “We are very pleased to have engaged her as Branch CEO and are confident that she will continue to pursue the successful course on which ARAG Austria has embarked,” he adds.

Approval by BaFin, the German supervisory authority, is currently pending.

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