Birgit Hochenegger-Stoirer was born in Leoben on February 10, 1973. The business educator and business management graduate has been Vice Rector of Financial Management, Legal Affairs and Digitalization at Med Uni Graz since February 2020. She has more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in working for international industrial companies. After filling several management and executive positions in the area of finance at Pankl Racing Systems AG, she was responsible for important restructuring, capital increases and strategic restructuring as Chief Financial Officer of the HTI High Tech Industries corporation, which is listed on the stock exchange. During the ten years before she started at Med Uni Graz, she collaborated with a group of investors interested in supporting hydroelectric power to set up the international hydroelectric power plant portfolio (enso hydro GmbH).