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Dr. Kurt Weinberger

International Association of Agricultural Production Insurers

Kurt Weinberger is currently the President of the International Association of Agricultural  Insurers (AIAG). AIAG connects 101 agricultural insurers as well as reinsurers and brokers worldwide and represents a premium of 29 billion USD.  Weinberger is also the CEO of the crop insurance company (ÖHV) in Austria, which insures hail, drought, flood etc. with branches in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary. Weinberger studied agricultural economics and law at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences in Vienna. Prior to joining ÖHV, he served as officer in the government of Upper Austria, in the European Commission (Directorate General for Agriculture) and in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Since 1986 he has been operating a farm with a size of 55 hectars in Austria. In 2001 he started a widespread promotion campaign against climate change and in 2011 an initiative against  land consumption in his homeland.