Media Area

Communications Team

Maribel Königer

General media and interview requests
Maribel Königer
Director Communication, Journalism and Media
M +43 664 8385341

Martina Bachler
Press Officer for the Managing Board and Supervisory Board
T +43 (0) 50100 – 15458
M +43 (0) 664 88 13 24 18

Daniela Mühlbacher
Communication expert
M +43 664 780 012 48

Gerald Radinger

Tipping Point Magazine
Gerald Radinger
Communication expert
M +43 664 8184770

Jovana Trifunivic

Requests by CEE media
Jovana Trifunović
Communication expert
M +43 664 8181196

Mira Krasa

Mira Krása
Communication specialist
M: +43 664 8184345

Press Releases

Speech to Europe 2023

Ukrainian Human Rights Activist Oleksandra Matwijtschuk to hold ‘Speech to Europe’ on Vienna’s Judenplatz, May 9. On the occasion of Europe Day on May 9

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Media Information Distribution List

If you would like to be on our media information distribution list, please send an email to and provide your first and last names and your media-outlet.

Selected journalists receive our media releases, which contain information about media-relevant events and other news from ERSTE Foundation. We maintain a directory of journalists’ addresses for the purpose of sending out media releases, in accordance with the provisions under Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the controller).

We process the following data: first name / last name / media outlet / contact details. If the journalists themselves did not provide the data for this directory of journalists’ addresses, then it was gleaned from publicly accessible sources such as the website of the organisation in question or the Austrian Media Handbook. Data will, of course, not be passed on to third parties.


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Andreas Treichl, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ERSTE Foundation
Credit: © ERSTE Foundation/Peter M. Mayr
Boris Marte, CEO
Credit: © ERSTE Foundation/Peter M. Mayr
Wolfgang Schopf, CFO and Deputy CEO
Credit: © ERSTE Foundation/Peter M. Mayr
Martin Wohlmuth, COO
Credit: © ERSTE Foundation/Peter M. Mayr
Eva Höltl, Member of the Board
Credit: © ERSTE Foundation/Peter M. Mayr


Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.