Schoiswohl joins HRG

Hogg Robinson Group has announced the appointment of Wolfgang Schoiswohl as the new Managing Director of HRG Austria and HRG Hungary.Schoiswohl will take over the position on 1 September 2008.

Wolfgang Schoiswohl, who will be based in Vienna, will report to Beat Bürer, Managing Director for Europe Central, and will be responsible for Austria and Hungary. With years of business travel experience, Schoiswohl has a broad range of practical experience and a deep understanding of the industry.

Schoiswohl, a 40-year-old from Graz, began his career in the tourism industry with the Austrian Airlines Group where he worked for 16 years in a variety of positions including customer service and sales for the Austrian business travel division. He left to ultimately manage the business travel division of Austria’s Verkehrsbüro Group where he led a team of 110 employees.

Schoiswohl succeeds Peter Bernatzik who has decided to leave HRG to pursue a different career path outside the business travel industry.

“I’m delighted to gain a manager with as much industry experience and sector knowledge as Wolfgang Schoiswohl,” says Beat Bürer, Managing Director, HRG Europe Central. “We are very pleased with the commitment and dedication shown by Peter Bernatzik during his tenure and would like to thank him for the excellent work he has done on behalf of HRG in Austria and Hungary. We wish him well for the future. I am confident that together with Wolfgang Schoiswohl, we can further consolidate the strong position that Peter has built for HRG in Austria and Hungary and look forward to continuing to provide service excellence to our clients.”