About us

Information about the leading institute for the Austrian Sparkassen

Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG (Erste Bank Oesterreich), together with the Sparkassen, forms one of the largest banking groups in Austria. In the core business areas – deposits and lending – emphasis is put on private customers, business customers and the public authorities. Erste Bank Oesterreich is the leading institute for the Austrian Sparkassen. 

Management Board

Gerda Holzinger-Burgstaller

Chair of the Management Board and CFO
Appointed until 31/12/2027

Born in 1979

Gerda Holzinger-Burgstaller has been at the Erste Group since 2006. She was Head of Group Prudential Affairs from 2013 to 2015, before managing the General Secretariat of the Erste Holding. She has also been a board member of Die Zweite Wiener Vereins-Sparcasse AG since 2017. 
She became Chief Risk Officer and Chief Financial Officer in July 2019, and was appointed Chair of the Erste Bank Oesterreich Executive Board in October 2020.  In July 2024 she took on the CFO function in addition to her existing role as CEO.

Responsible for:
Human Resources; Co-operation with Sparkassen; IT & Operations; Brand Management, Marketing & Communications; Group Secretariat; Social Banking; Health Centre; Audit; Strategy; Legal; Balance Sheet Management & ALM; Planung; Controlling; Rechnungswesen; Information & Data Management; Procurement

Maximilian Clary und Aldringen

Chief Retail Officer
Appointed until 30.06.2027

Born in 1981

Maximilian Clary und Aldringen has been the management board member responsible for retail customers since July 2024. He was most recently Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management at both Erste Group and Erste Bank Oesterreich. Clary und Aldringen has been with Erste Group since 2013 and has held various strategic positions within the banking group, including as head of Group Strategy. A graduate in business administration, Clary und Aldringen also has an Executive MBA from the London Business School.

Responsible for:
Retail Sales & Distribution; George Österreich; Private Banking & Wealth Management; Retail Segment Management

Alexandra Habeler-Drabek

Chief Risk Officer
Appointed until 31/12/2027

Born in 1970

Alexandra Habeler-Drabek has held various managerial positions within Erste Group since 2010, including head of Group Enterprise-wide Risk Management and Erste Bank Oesterreich’s Operational Risk Management division. In 2017, she became a management board member and Chief Risk Officer of Slovenská sporiteľňa, Erste Group’s Slovak subsidiary bank. She has been Erste Group’s Chief Risk Officer since July 2019, and has also been responsible for risk-related matters on the Erste Bank Oesterreich management board since January 2021.

Responsible for:
Strategic Risk Management AT; Operational Risk Management; Compliance

Hans Unterdorfer

Chief Corporates Officer
Appointed until 31/08/2025

Born in 1967

Hans Unterdorfer started his career as a student trainee at Tiroler Sparkasse before progressing through his career in various functions within the Raiffeisen banking group in Tirol. Before joining the management board of Tiroler Sparkasse, he served as the Raiffeisen-Landesbank Tirol board member responsible for corporate customers until 2010. A graduate in the field of law, Unterdorfer also holds a doctorate in health sciences. Unterdorfer has been the CEO of Tiroler Sparkasse since 2011 until the end of October 2022. He was appointed to the Erste Bank Oesterreich executive board as of 1 September 2022.

Responsible for:
Product & Business Management; Corporate Customers Austria; Property and Housing; Large Corporates and the Public Sector

Supervisory Board

Prof. Dipl.Ing. Mag. Friedrich Rödler, Chairman
Mag. Jan Homan, Vice President

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Christine Antlanger-Winter
Mag. Ingo Bleier
Dr. Christine Catasta
Willibald Cernko
Dr. Rainer Hauser

Vom Betriebsrat entsandt:
Mag. Karin Baumegger
BSc. BA Julia Böhm
Christian Tschabitscher
Kurt Zangerle


Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG (Erste Bank Oesterreich) together with the Sparkassen (engl.: savings banks) represents one of the largest banking groups in Austria. In its core business – deposit and loan banking – it is focused on private customers, companies and the public sector. Apart from 797 branch offices, the network includes more than 100 specialized advisory centers for residential construction financing, commercial clients, start-ups and private banking clients.

Erste Bank and the Sparkassen combine the advantages of the locally-anchored Savings banks with the security and strength of a major international bank. This mutual joint liability provides more security to Savings bank-group clients because the members mutually share responsibility for account deposits.

In a nutshell:

Erste Bank und Sparkasse...

… serves more than 4 million customers.

… is represented by 797 branch offices in Austria.

… employs more than 15,790 people.

… is number 1 in private banking, the investment fund business and building savings plans.