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Tanja Gruber additionally assumes the role of Corporate Spokeswoman


Tanja Gruber (30), Head of Communications Distribution & Media Relations, will assume the role of Corporate Spokeswoman and Head of Corporate Communications on an interim basis with immediate effect in addition to her function.

Peter N. Thier (47), the long-standing Head of Communications and Corporate Spokesman of Austrian Airlines, has decided to leave the Group at the end of September. He will return to Erste Group in October after more than eight years in aviation, where he will take over as Head of Communications and Deputy Head of Brand Strategy & Communications.

Until then he will hand over his topics to Tanja Gruber and Barbara Greul. Barbara Greul heads the department "Communications Strategy & Content Production". Marleen Pirchner, Leonhard Steinmann and Vanessa Schmidt will also remain contact persons for media enquiries.

CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech on the change: "The departure of Peter is very painful for us. Particularly in the recent crisis of this unprecedented pandemic, his level-headed and professional communication has made a significant contribution to the stabilization of Austrian Airlines. I wish Peter every success in his future role at Erste Group".

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