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The Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG will collectively stand for reelection at the Annual General Meeting

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11 June 2024 | 

The 32nd regular Annual General Meeting of voestalpine AG on July 3, 2024 will also include the reelection of the Supervisory Board. All of the board’s seven shareholder representatives are running for reelection. Martin Hetzer, President of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) in Klosterneuburg, is a new candidate for the Supervisory Board.

On July 3, the Design Center in Linz will host one of the largest Annual General Meetings in Austria. All of the current Supervisory Board members of voestalpine AG are standing for reelection: Dr. Wolfgang Eder, long-time Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine AG, Dr. Heinrich Schaller, CEO of Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, KR Dr. Franz Gasselsberger, MBA, CEO of Oberbank AG, Mag. Ingrid Jörg, Executive Vice President & Chief Operation Officer, Constellium Switzerland AG, Dr. Florian Khol, attorney at law & partner, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Mag. Maria Kubitschek, former Deputy Director of the Federal Chamber of Workers/Vienna Chamber of Workers, and Prof. Elisabeth Stadler, former Chairwoman of the Management Board of Vienna Insurance Group AG (Wiener Versicherung Gruppe). “I am delighted that all members of the Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG are collectively standing for reelection and want to continue working as part of a highly experienced team on the Group’s Supervisory Board during these extremely volatile times,” says Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG.

Martin Hetzer new candidate for the Supervisory Board

After the death of Joachim Lemppenau, the long-time Chairman of the Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG, in 2022, the Supervisory Board decided not to fill the vacant Supervisory Board mandate until the end of the term of office at the 2024 Annual General Meeting. The Austrian molecular biologist Martin Hetzer, President of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) in Klosterneuburg, is now standing for election as the new candidate. Hetzer completed his doctorate in biochemistry and genetics at the University of Vienna. He conducted research at the renowned Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, for almost two decades, most recently as Senior Vice President and Professor, before taking over the leadership of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria in Klosterneuburg (founded in 2009) in 2023.

“With Martin Hetzer, we have succeeded in attracting an excellent, internationally acclaimed scientist for election as a member of the Supervisory Board. This would be a huge gain for the voestalpine Group, as one of the most research-intensive companies in Austria,” says Eder.

Wolfgang Eder is available for three more years

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Wolfgang Eder will stand for reelection to the Supervisory Board. If elected, he will be available to serve as both a member and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board for three years, until 2027. “voestalpine will have to take important steps with regard to the transformation to green steel production over the next three years. One of the first major milestones within our greentec steel program will have been achieved by 2027. I am committed to continuing to support the Management Board team in implementing the consistent strategy for decarbonization until then,” says Wolfgang Eder, who wants to ensure an orderly and timely handover to his successor as Chairman of the Supervisory Board by the end of his mandate. All the other mandates will be valid for a maximum statutory term of five years, therefore until the voestalpine Annual General Meeting in 2029.  

The voestalpine Group

voestalpine is a globally leading steel and technology group with a unique combination of materials and processing expertise. voestalpine, which operates globally, has around 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on all five continents. The voestalpine Group has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995. With its premium products and system solutions, voestalpine is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries, as well as to the aerospace and energy industries. The company is also the global market leader in railway systems, tool steel, and special sections. voestalpine is committed to the global climate goals and has a clear plan for transforming steel production with its greentec steel program. In the business year 2023/24, the Group generated revenue of EUR 16.7 billion, with an operating result (EBITDA) of EUR 1.7 billion; it has around 51,600 employees worldwide.