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New Chairman of the UNIQA Supervisory Board: Burkhard Gantenbein succeeds Walter Rothensteiner

Dr. Burkhard Gantenbein © UNIQA - Nessweda

Burkhard Gantenbein has been elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UNIQA Insurance Group AG.

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Burkhard Gantenbein (*1963) has been elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the constituent Supervisory Board meeting following the 24th Annual General Meeting of UNIQA Insurance Group AG on 6 June 2023.

Born in Switzerland and also holding German citizenship, he studied law at the University of Zurich and earned his doctorate at the University of Fribourg. He acquired additional expertise and management knowledge at the University of St. Gallen (Institute of Insurance Economics) and at the London Business School. Among other positions, he was a member of the Management Board of Generali Insurance Group and CEO of Helvetia Insurance in Austria.

Burkhard Gantenbein, who has been a Supervisory Board member of UNIQA Insurance Group AG since 2017, succeeds Walter Rothensteiner (*1953) as Chairman. Walter Rothensteiner has held this position for the past eleven years, before that he was a Supervisory Board member since 1995 and is now retiring from the Supervisory Board due to the statutory age limit.

Rudolf Könighofer, General Director of Raiffeisenlandesbank Burgenland, has been newly elected to the Supervisory Board.


The Supervisory Board of UNIQA Insurance Group AG now consists of:

Burkhard Gantenbein (Chairman)

Johann Strobl (1st Vice-Chairman)

Christian Kuhn (2nd Vice-Chairman)

Marie-Valerie Brunner (3rd Vice-Chairwoman)

Markus Andréewitch

Klaus Buchleitner

Anna Maria D’Hulster

Elgar Fleisch

Jutta Kath

Rudolf Könighofer


On behalf of the Works Council:

Peter Gattinger

Sabine Andre

Heinrich Kames

Harald Kindermann

Irene Scheiber


The term of office lasts until the 2027 Annual General Meeting.

The UNIQA Group is one of the leading insurance companies in its core markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). More than 21,000 employees and exclusive sales partners serve more than 17 million customers across 17 countries. UNIQA is the second largest insurance group in Austria with a market share of about 21 per cent. In the CEE growth region, UNIQA is present in 14 markets: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. In addition, insurance companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein are also part of the UNIQA Group.


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