Dear ABC Members,

we cordially invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting & Election of the Administrative Board, which will be held on Monday, 07. June 2021 at 7.00 PM online via Webex.


Registration is open until  31. May 2021. 


  • Welcome & Report by the Chairman Mr. Werner Baumgartner
  • Welcome & Report by the Secretary General Mr. Richard Bandera
  • Overview Memberships
  • Overview Accounts & Discharge from liability of the Board
  • Miscellaneous
  • Election of the Administrative Board
    • The election will be held through an online voting platform, and the Board members will be elected by simple majority; at the AGM all paying members may vote in presence, if registered, or by proxy*. Further details will be communicated to the registered participants in due course.

a)To vote for the new Board members or to add items to the AGM agenda (latest by 31. May2021), your ABC membership must be fully paid.
b)The ABC annual financial report is available for inspection upon request to every ABC member, whose membership is fully paid and who is registered for the AGM. Any comments or concerns shall be raised latest by 31. May 2021.

* If you are unable to attend, you have the option to nominate a proxy by notifying the Secretary General prior to the assembly latest by 31. May 2021. The proxy must be a member of the ABC, and may only represent one other member.

Members of the Administrative Board shall be elected for a period of 2 years and need to be able to communicate in German. A majority of the Administrative Board shall be Austrian passport holders. All ABC members who are entitled to vote can nominate themselves for election to the Administrative Board.

If you wish to stand for election, please submit a short introductory video, in which you explain your foreseen contributions to the Austrian Business Council as well as to the Austrian Business Community in the UAE. Furthermore please indicate further ideas on how to expand and improve the ABC services.

We look forward to receiving your nomination latest by Monday, 24. May to

All current Board members have put forward their names for the election 2021:

Chairman Werner Baumgartner
Managing Director – European Health Care Experts FZ LLC

Vice Chairman Philipp Peischl
Managing Director – PKE Gulf WLL Abu Dhabi

Board Member Carsten J. Weisner
Area Manager – FRACHT AG

Board Member Patrick Fallmann
Managing Director – umdasch The Store Makers (Middle East)

Board Member Markus Susilo
Partner – Crowe UAE

Board Member Pascal Haider
CEO & Board Member – RIX Group AG

Board Member Klaus Eidelpes
Managing Director – Al Maher Consulting FZC

Board Member Dr. Clemens Daburon
Managing Partner – Daburon & Partners Legal Consultants LLP