Natalie Harsdorf, who has held the position of Managing Director on an interim basis for the past 13 months, has emerged as the best possible candidate to fill the vacancy permanently.
Appointment as AFCA Deputy Director General and Managing Director
Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), Margarete Schramböck, therefore appointed Natalie Harsdorf as new AFCA Deputy Director General and Managing Director on 1 May 2021.
“Natalie Harsdorf will not only continue to be my valued deputy, but will also continue to lead the Austrian Federal Competition Authority through these challenging times. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Natalie for her commitment over the past 13 months, working as interim Managing Director,”
“I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Minister Margarete Schramböck, Director General Theodor Thanner and all my colleagues at the AFCA. These past months have been very challenging, and it was good to know that I could always rely on all of the AFCA staff.
I look forward to my new role, which I will tackle with dedication and commitment,”