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Dr. Irmfried SCHWIMANN Director, Directorate D Markets and Cases III: Financial Services, Directorate-General Competition, European Commission, Brussels

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University degree in law and political science 1984-1989 Diplomatic Service, Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, posts in Vienna, New Delhi, Brussels 1989-1999 Head of service "International relations", Bundesländer Insurance Company; after merger/restructuring: UNIQA insurance group since 1999 European Commission 1999-2006 DG Internal Market 1999-2002 Desk officer, Unit "Payment Systems and Retail Issues" 2002-2003 Member, Commissioner Bolkestein' s cabinet 2003-2006 Head, Unit "Financial Services Policy" since 2006 Directorate General Competition 2006-2009 Head, Unit "Financial Services" (Antitrust) 2007-2009 Acting Director, "Financial Services and Health-related markets" since 2009 Director, "Markets and Cases III: Financial Services, Head, Financial Crisis Task Force