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  • 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