Martin Brunninger is a healthcare manager who has been the Director General (CEO) of Austria’s Social Insurance since 1 July 2019. In this role, he oversees five statutory health and social care bodies with more than 9.0m insured and 22,000 staff. Amongst many tasks, he is directly operationally responsible for Austria’s Pharmaceutical Budget, countrywide E-Health agendas and Health Data management. He introduced the e-prescription, the e-vaccination pass and various other e-health initiatives.
Before this role, he was a global investment banker, out of London covering the European healthcare sector for various Investment banks such as Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, Jefferies and goetzpartners securities. Martin spent a number of years in research in molecular pathology at the IMP Vienna and the Imperial Cancer research fund in London before his career in investment banking.
Martin is a health economist, with an MSc from the London School of Economics. He also read biochemistry at the University of Vienna and has a degree from the MIT for artificial Intelligence.