Marianne is from Vienna and one of the youngest at ERSTE Foundation. After a brief stop in the Communications Department in 2016, she has been responsible for strategic partnerships since 2017. Bringing people together was basically her field of study. With a Bachelor of Arts in Transcultural Communication and a Master in Conference Interpreting for English and Romanian, she speaks the languages of many stakeholders of the foundation. During her time in the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she was responsible for the Balkan countries. In Vienna, too, she is closer to the Carpathians than the Alps: Marianne loves her home-district “Transdanubia”.