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Management and Supervisory Board

The six members of the voestalpine AG Management Board comprise the Chairman of the Management Board, the CFO, and the Heads of the Divisions. Together, they manage the Group’s business segments and—together with the Supervisory Board—are responsible for its corporate strategic development and coordination.

Management of the voestalpine AG

voestalpine Management Board
f.l.t.r.: Robert Ottel, Franz Kainersdorfer, Herbert Eibensteiner, Franz Rotter, Hubert Zajicek, Peter Schwab

The Members of the Management Board (in alphabetical order)

  • Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Eibensteiner
    Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Eibensteiner, Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine AG

    Born 1963
    Joined the Company in 1989
    Member of the Management Board since 2012

    Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of voestalpine AG since 2019

    Assigned area of responsibility:

    • Corporate development
    • R&D- and innovation strategy
    • Corporate human resources
    • Corporate communications and market presence
    • Legal
    • Compliance
    • M&A
    • Strategic environmental management
    • Investor relations
    • Information competence center (trade & statistics)
    • Internal auditing
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz Kainersdorfer, Head of the Metal Engineering Division
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz Kainersdorfer

    Born 1967
    Joined the Company in 1996
    Member of the Management Board since 2011

    Head of the Metal Engineering Division

    Assigned area of responsibility:

    • Long-term Group energy supply
  • Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Robert Ottel, MBA
    Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Robert Ottel, MBA, CFO

    Born 1967
    Joined the Company in 1997
    Member of the Management Board since 2004

    CFO

    Assigned areas of responsibility:

    • Corporate accounting and reporting
    • Controlling including investment controlling
    • Group treasury
    • Taxes
    • Management information systems
    • Risk management
    • Information technology
  • Dipl.-Ing. Franz Rotter, Head of the High Performance Metals Division
    Dipl.-Ing. Franz Rotter, Head of the High Performance Metals Division

    Born 1957
    Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH since 2011
    Member of the Management Board since 2011

    Head of the High Performance Metals Division

    Assigned area of responsibility:

    • Health and safety
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Schwab, MBA, Head of Metal Forming Division
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Schwab, MBA, MBA, Head of Metal Forming Division

    Born 1964
    Joined the Company in 1993
    Member of the Management Board since 2014

    Head of the Metal Forming Division

    Assigned area of responsibility:

    • Group procurement
  • DI Hubert Zajicek, MBA, Head of the Steel Division
    DI Hubert Zajicek, MBA, Head of the Steel Division

    Born 1968
    Joined the Company in 1993
    Member of the Management Board since 2019

    Head of the Steel Division

    Assigned area of responsibility:

    • Raw materials

Supervisory Board

Our Supervisory Board consists of eight elected members. The members all have extensive and relevant experience in various industry sectors, and their role is to oversee the work of the Group’s Management Board.

The Members of the Supervisory Board

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board since July 1, 2004
    Initial appointment: July 7, 1999
    Former Chairman of the Management Board of Volksfürsorge Versicherungsgruppe, Hamburg-Germany

  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since July 4, 2012
    Initial appointment: July 4, 2012
    CEO of Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz, Austria; Second Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vienna, Austria; Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AMAG Austria Metall AG, Braunau-Ranshofen, Austria

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee
    Initial appointment: July 1, 2004
    CEO of Oberbank AG, Linz, Austria; Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg Aktiengesellschaft, Innsbruck, Austria; Member of the Supervisory Board of BKS AG, Klagenfurt, Austria; Member of the Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG, Lenzing, Austria

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initial appointment: July 3, 2019
    Former Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine AG, Linz, Austria; Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg/Munich, Germany

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initial appointment: July 3, 2019
    President of Aerospace and Transportation, Constellium Switzerland AG, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initial appointment: July 3, 2019
    Attorney at law & partner, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initial appointment: July 3, 2019
    Deputy Director of the Federal Chamber of Workers/Vienna Chamber of Workers, Vienna, Austria; Member of the Supervisory Board of Vienna Insurance Group AG (Wiener Versicherung Gruppe), Vienna, Austria

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initial appointment: July 3, 2019
    Chairwoman of the Management Board of Vienna Insurance Group AG (Wiener Versicherung Gruppe), Vienna, Austria; Member of the Supervisory Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna, Austria

Appointed by the Works Council

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initially delegated: January 1, 2000
    Chairman of the Works Council for Wage Earners of voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH, Donawitz

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initially delegated: June 15, 2019
    Member of the Works Council of voestalpine AG

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initially delegated: September 1, 2005
    Chairman of the Group Works Council of voestalpine AG, Linz
    Chairman of the European Works Council of voestalpine AG, Linz

  • Member of the Supervisory Board
    Initially delegated: January 1, 2012
    Chairman of the Works Council for Wage Earners of voestalpine Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, Kapfenbergrg