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Wolfgang Eder is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG

2022-03-22 | 

The Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG today elected Wolfgang Eder as their new Chairman, to take effect on April 1, 2022, the start of the new business year. Eder succeeds Joachim Lemppenau who steps down after 18 years as Chairman of the supervisory body. Lemppenau will continue to serve the Group as a member of the Supervisory Board until his current term of office officially ends at the 2024 Annual General Meeting.

Wolfgang Eder has worked at voestalpine for over 40 years, 15 of which (2004 to 2019) were spent as Chairman of the Management Board. He was elected to the Supervisory Board in July 2019. Following an extended cooling-off period of almost three years, he now takes over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of this global steel and technology Group.

The company thanks Joachim Lemppenau for his achievements as Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “Joachim Lemppenau’s period of office was marked not only by important strategic and personnel decisions. Together with our employees, shareholders, and investors, it was also a particularly successful chapter in the company’s history. Today voestalpine enjoys an excellent global reputation amongst its customers and partners.” As a member of the Supervisory Board, Lemppenau’s services remain available to the company for his two remaining years of office. He concludes: “With Wolfgang Eder as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Herbert Eibensteiner as CEO of the Group, I know that voestalpine and its future are in very good hands.” The Supervisory Board’s current term of office comes to an end at the 2024 Annual General Meeting.

The voestalpine Group

In its business segments, 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. It has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995. With its top-quality products and system solutions, it is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries as well as the aerospace and oil & gas industries; it is also the world market leader in railway systems, tool steel, and special sections. voestalpine is fully committed to the global climate goals, and its greentec steel program represents a clear plan for decarbonizing the production of steel. In the business year 2020/21, the Group generated revenue of EUR 11.3 billion, with an operating result (EBITDA) of EUR 1.1 billion; it had about 48,700 employees worldwide.