Erich Eggenhofer is currently the responsible officer for Occupational Pensions in DG MARKT (Unit for Insurance and Pensions). His responsibilities include advising Member States on the implementation of the Internal Market Acquis on Occupational Pensions, the preparation of the 2008 review of the pertinent acquis in close cooperation with CEIOPS (the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors), and the execution of enforcement procedures against Member States in this domain (as in other areas of the EU's insurance acquis). Before joining the Insurance and Pensions Unit, he was adviser to the Austrian EU-Presidency for Company Law and Corporate Governance, after he had worked in that field in DG MARKT from 2001 until 2005. From 1999 until 2001, Mr. Eggenhofer was responsible for EU Structural Funds Interventions in Germany (DG Regional Policy of the European Commission).
Before joining the European Commission, he has worked for 11 years with Creditanstalt-Bankverein in Vienna (Austria's leading bank at the time), his last asssignment there being that of a Group Compliance Officer.
Mr. Eggenhofer has studied law (University of Vienna, University of Sydney) and finance (London Business School).
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