Austria's Federal Ministry of Finance has appointed Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Partner Irene Welser a member of the supervisory board of the country's Federal Procurement Agency for the duration of the current term in office, which ends in 2020.
The Federal Procurement Agency provides procurement services to public sector bodies. According to CHSH it is "wholly owned by the Republic of Austria and the percentage of women appointed to its supervisory board is now 50%."
In addition, CHSH reports, "in her capacity as attorney, Irene Welser not only regularly provides advice on issues relating to supervisory boards, she has also published widely on the subject and as honorary professor at the University of Vienna she also regularly lectures on the liability of management and control bodies."
"I'm extremely pleased to bring my profound experience of construction and public procurement law to my new position on the supervisory board," said Welser, who heads the Department of Contentious Business at CHSH.