Alexander Biach

Alexander Biach

Dr. Alexander Biach has a broad base of political and economic experience. With a doctorate in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, he began his career in 1999 as a political officer in the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. In 2003, he moved to the Ministry of Transport, where he became head of cabinet in 2004. From 2007 to 2016, he was director of the Vienna Business Association, and since 2016 he has been deputy director of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, where he also holds the position of Vienna’s location advocate. During his time at the Ministry of Transport, Biach was able to play a political role in the restructuring of ÖBB. For 15 years, he was a member of the board of directors of the Austro-Hungarian Raaberbahn railroad company, where he played an active role in the restructuring of passenger transport services in the eastern region. Biach was a negotiator for the Austrian government’s infrastructure program three times. In the field of social insurance, he was the Viennese regional chairman of the Social Insurance Institution for Trade​ and Industry (SVA) for 5 years and then deputy chairman of the Vienna Regional Health Insurance Fund. In 2017, he was elected Chairman of the Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions. His main achievements until 2020 were the harmonization of benefits for insured persons in 23 essential categories, which also laid the foundation for the later health insurance fund merger. Furthermore, the launch of digital health applications such as e-medication as an ELGA application, the photo on the e-card, the health hotline 1450 or the service platform meineSV.at. Security of care was increased by new physician contracts, for example, in primary care facilities, the possibility of hiring physicians from physicians, the teaching practice for young physicians or the realization of rehabilitation facilities for children. Based on the experiences in the social and health care sector, Biach published his book “Raus aus der Pflegefalle” (Out of the Care Trap) in October 2021 – published by Springer Verlag.​

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  • Organization
    Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Austria
  • Profession
    Deputy Head
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