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Markus J. Beyrer

Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE

Born on August 19th , 1965 in St. Pölten, raised in Krems, Lower Austria; married to Petra, two children (Elisabeth and Alexander). Studied Law at the University of Vienna (Master in Law) and Commercial Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (First Degree) Concours at the European Commission (successful candidate) Postgraduate studies in European Law at the Danube University Krems
Stanford Executive Program, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

Presently Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE 2011-2012 Chief Executive Officer of Österreichische Industrieholding AG (ÖIAG) Aug. 2004 – 2011 Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV); (during this time i.a.  member of the Executive Committee of BUSINESSEUROPE) Aug. 2002 – 2004 Director for Economic Affairs of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber 2000 – July 2002 Chief Economic Advisor to the Federal Chancellor (eq. Prime Minister) of the Republic of Austria (i.a. responsible for European Council meetings and LisbonSherpa) 1999 – 2000 Economic Advisor to the Federal Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for
Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria 1992 – 1999 Several positions in the context of Austrian accession negotiations, Austrian accession to the European Union and the integration of Austria into the European
Single Market, inter alia in the European Commission, the Austrian Permanent Representation to the European Union (Attaché for Industrial and Commercial Affairs) and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Member of the Non-Executive Board of the Austrian Central Bank (since 2008)
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Raiffeisen-Holding NiederösterreichWien (financial expert in the audit committee) (2006 – 2011) Member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Österreich
(2010 – 2011) Member of the Supervisory Board of G4S Security Services AG (2007 – 2011) Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of OMV AG, Telekom Austria AG, Österreichische Post AG, APK Pensionskasse AG (all in 2011-2012)

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