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Historic hall in the head office of GRAWE in Graz

Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG

GRAWE Austria

"Reliable insurance cover for all" was Archduke Johann’s motto when he founded Grazer Wechselseitige in 1828. Since then, a multilateral, international company, which unites insurance companies, banks and real estate under its umbrella, has developed from the initial fire insurance company. 

Eighteen Central, East and Southeast European insurance subsidiaries are responsible for the company's international orientation. The GRAWE Group thus represents an important economic factor in Central, East and Southeast Europe.

With its customer-friendly personal consultation as well as appropriate and tailor-made products, GRAWE guarantees international quality with domestic standards of security.

GRAWE Austria

GRAWE Austria in numbers

founding year
customer centers in Austria
~ 1,600
employees in Austria
> 2.4 m
contracts in Austria
Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG
Board of Directors
General Manager Mag. Klaus Scheitegel
Mag. Klaus Scheitegel

General Manager

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Vice General Manager Dr. Gernot Reiter
Dr. Gernot Reiter

Vice General Manager

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Member of the Board of Directors MMag. Georg Schneider
MMag. Georg Schneider

Member of the Board of Directors

Member of the Board of Directors MMag. Paul Swoboda
MMag. Paul Swoboda

Member of the Board of Directors

Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG
Supervisory Board
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Philipp Meran
Dr. Philipp Meran

Chairman of the Supervisory Board


Deputy Chairman

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Dr. h.c. Josef ZECHNER, Vienna


MMag. Dr. Ilse BARTENSTEIN, Lannach

Dr. Franz HÖRHAGER, Vienna

Franz MAYR-MELNHOF-SAURAU, Frohnleiten

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michaela STOCK, Graz

Supervisory Board members delegated by the central works council

Central Works Council Chairman Bezirksdirektor-Teamleiter Friedrich SAMPL, Heiligenkreuz am Waasen

Works Council Chairwoman Stmk., Bgld., Vbg. Kommissär Ursula WIPFLER, Lieboch

Works Council Chairman Wien, NÖ Bezirksdirektor-Teamleiter Christian GRUBER, Lanzenkirchen


Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board Mag. Dr. Othmar Ederer
Mag. Dr. Othmar Ederer

Chairman of the Board

Member of the Board DDI Mag. Dr. Günther Puchtler
DDI Mag. Dr. Günther Puchtler

Member of the Board

Member of the Board Dipl.Techn. Erik Venningdorf
Dipl.Techn. Erik Venningdorf

Member of the Board

Honorary President

Dr. Franz Harnoncourt-Unverzagt

Insurers Association of Austrian Federal Provinces

As a network of the Insurers Association of Austrian Federal Provinces, Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung, Kaerntner Landesversicherung, Niederoesterreichische Versicherung, Oberoesterreichische Versicherung, Tiroler Versicherung and Vorarlberger Landesversicherung, wanted to utilize synergies and their position as domestic insurance companies.

The one thing that all companies have in common is the large degree of customer service, the commitment to the country and its people, grown strength and independence, as well as a company structure which is 100 percent in Austrian hands.
We take all our decisions in our own country, we are directly on site for our customers, and we distinguish ourselves by emphasizing our services, the ability to act without the pressures related to international stock markets and foreign head offices.

As a result of our growing strength, we are market leader in property insurance in our relevant federal provinces. Overall, we rank among the top 4 in the Austrian insurance industry.

Together we are strong! The provincial insurers

  • have approximately 3,660 employees in six central offices and about 200 customer service offices
  • take care of over 1,67 million customers holding over 6,8 million policies
  • have about 1,88 billion EUR premium volume
  • provide more than 1,47 billion EUR insurance benefits each year
  • have a successful, partly over 200-year old tradition 


i.e. vehicle insurance, consultant