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


 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"
  Head, Financial Crisis Task Force
since 2009 Director, "Markets and Cases III: Financial Services,