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Union Biztosító gets new chief

Gábor Lehel has been named chairman-CEO of Union Biztosító, Vienna Insurance Group's biggest unit in Hungary, effective of July 16, the insurer said in a press release.

Lehel has been on Union Biztosító's board since 2008. He joined Vienna Insurance Group in 2003, and was named to head the controlling and rating department of the company in 2005.

In addition to his membership in the board of Union Biztosító, Lehel was elected as board member at the Slovakian unit of Vienna Insurance Group, Kooperativa in 2010.

Lehel holds a degree in economics and worked as an analyst and broker before joining Vienna Insurance Group.