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VIG CFO Liane Hirner was appointed as member of the EIOPA Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group IRSG

EIOPA has appointed Liane Hirner, CFO of Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), as a new member to the Insurance & Reinsurance Stakeholder Group (IRSG).

The EIOPA Board of Supervisors elected Liane Hirner for an IRSG mandate, running until spring 2021. She is the only Austrian representative in the 30-member committee IRSG and represents the insurance industry in participating in the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) decisions on planned regulations and measures on insurance issues.

EIOPA consults its stakeholder groups on actions concerning regulatory technical standards and their implementation as well as guidelines and recommendations as long as these do not concern individual financial institutions. Members of stakeholder groups like IRSG can submit opinions and advice to EIOPA on any issue related to its tasks. Additionally, stakeholder groups are expected to notify EIOPA of inconsistent application of European Union law as well as inconsistent supervisory practices in the different European Member States.

Liane Hirner joined the VIG Managing Board on 1 February 2018 and took over as the Group’s CFO on 1 July 2018.