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Executive Board

Georg Kapsch: CEO

Georg Kapsch, CEO

Georg Kapsch is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom and Kapsch Group Beteiligungsgesellschaft. He also holds active rolesin various functions for additional companies of the Kapsch Group

  • CEO of the Kapsch Group (since October 2001)
  • CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG (since December 2002); other functions in directly and indirectly associated companies
     

Georg Kapsch began his professional career from 1982 to 1985, in the area of consumer goods marketing at the Kapsch Group. In subsequent years, he worked in the field of investment goods marketing. He has been CEO of the Kapsch Group since October 2001. In December of the following year, he also took over as chairman of the executive board of Kapsch TrafficCom.

Georg Kapsch has a degree in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He was chairman of the sub-organization of the Federation of Austrian Industries “1031 – Group of Young Entrepreneurs and Managers” (1988 – 1992). From 2008 – 2012, he was president of the Vienna chapter of the Federation of Austrian Industries. Since June 2012, Georg Kapsch has been president of the Federation of Austrian Industries.

Kari Kapsch: COO

Kari Kapsch, COO

Kari Kapsch has been a member of the supervisory board of Kapsch TrafficCom AG since June 2002 and deputy chairman of that board since June 2005. Prior to this, he was deputy chairman of the supervisory board from June to December 2002 and chairman of the supervisory board from December 2002 to June 2005. Since December 2005, Kari Kapsch has been COO of KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH. In addition, he is COO of Kapsch AG and CEO of Kapsch CarrierCom AG. Since June 2010, he has been chairman of the supervisory board of Kapsch BusinessCom AG. He earned a degree in physics (1988) at the University of Vienna, where he also obtained a PhD (1992). Kari Kapsch is the brother of Georg Kapsch, the CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG.

Kari Kapsch also holds other functions in direct and indirect associated companies of Kapsch CarrierCom AG, Kapsch BusinessCom AG and Kapsch AG. He is a member of the executive management of Kapsch ConnexPlus GmbH and Kapsch Immobilien GmbH.

Furthermore, Kari Kapsch exercises numerous functions outside of the Kapsch Group and is active in multiple industry-related associations. He is vice president of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, deputy chairman of the Committee for Austrian Electrical and Electronics Industries of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, member of the Sectors Conference of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce / Industry Sector, member of the Sectors Conference of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce / Industry Sector, member of the executive board of the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, member of the Trade Association for the Machinery and Metal Goods Industry of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, member of the Trade Association for the Machinery, Metal Goods and Casting Industry of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, member of the executive board of the Austrian Association for Electrical Engineering (OVE), member of the executive board of the Association of the Railroad Industry, member of the JR Senate of the Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft, member of the executive board of the Austrian-Polish Society, member of the executive board of the Austrian-Arabian Chamber of Commerce (AACC), member of the Austrian-Iranian Society (OIG), member of the executive management of Austria Telecommunication International GmbH, Gezoge Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH, KEGK Holdinggesellschaft m.b.H, ADONARD Beteiligungs GmbH and UKAL Handels- und Vermietungs GmbH.

Franz Semmernegg: CFO

Franz Semmernegg, CFO

Franz Semmernegg has been CFO of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft since October 2001 and has also been CFO of KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH since April 2005. He has also been CFO of Kapsch BusinessCom AG since March 2003 and CEO since April 2010. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Kapsch TrafficCom AG since June 2002 and Chairman of the Supervisory Board since June 2005. Franz Semmernegg obtained his doctorate in business administration in 1997 at Karl-Franzens-University in Graz.

Franz Semmernegg also holds posts in various direct and indirect investments of Kapsch BusinessCom AG and Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft. He is a member of the management team at Kapsch Liegenschaft Management GmbH, Kapsch Cashpooling and Hedging GmbH, Kapsch IT Services for finance and industries GmbH and a member of the advisory boards at a number of subsidiaries. Franz Semmernegg also holds functions outside Kapsch Group at enso GmbH, Speech Processing Solutions GmbH and INVEST AG.

Franz Semmernegg was a member of the managing board at Schrack BusinessCom AG from 1999 to September 2001. In 1998, he was responsible for the successful management buy-out of Schrack BusinessCom AG from Ericsson Austria AG. Previously, he carried out management functions at Ericsson Austria AG (1998) and Schrack Seconet AG (1997).

Supervisory Board

Veit Schmid-Schmidsfelden has been chairman of the Supervisory Board at Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH and DATAX HandelsgmbH since September 2007. He is the managing director of Schmid-Schmidsfelden Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and the Fertinger Group. He is also the head of the Lower Austria Machinery and Metalware Industry Unit of the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKÖ), Deputy Head of the Industry Unit of the Austrian Economic Chamber in Lower Austria (WKNÖ), a board member of the Federation of Austrian Industries (Vereinigung der österreichischen Industrie), a board member of the Federation of Lower Austrian Industries (Mitglied des Vorstandes der Industriellenvereinigung Niederösterreich), a board member of the Lower Austrian Health Insurance Company (NÖGKK) and a member of the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG.

Christian Gassauer-Fleissner has been Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH and DATAX HandelsgmbH since October 2000. He is a partner at the law firm Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH. His advisory activities focus on providing comprehensive advice to businesses and business owners as well as their private foundations, including company law and M&A, intellectual property rights (patents and brands), the right to fair competition and general company and contract law. He is also active as an arbitrator and as a representative in national and international arbitration proceedings.

Karl-Heinz Strauss, has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, KAPSCHGroup Beteiligungs GmbH and DATAX HandelsgmbH since September 2007. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering before going on to study at Harvard University, the Business School in St. Gallen and completing an MBA program at IMADEC University. Until 2000, he was engaged in various positions at Raiffeisen Zentralbank – including in the area of construction and real estate. He then set up his own real estate development business, Strauss & Partner. Since September 2010, he has been CEO at and a co-owner of, PORR AG.

Elisabeth Kapsch has been a member of the supervisory boards of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, KAPSCH CarrierCom AG, DATAX HandelsgmbH and KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH since September 2013. After studying business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and holding several leading positions at Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, she has been General Manager of Kapsch Immobilien GmbH since 1998. As such, she has played a key role in the creation of EURO PLAZA, Vienna’s most modern office park. With usable office space far exceeding 200,000 m², EURO PLAZA is already one of the largest and most successful projects of its kind. Primarily as a result of its diverse infrastructure, tailor-made range of services and, not least, its ideal location, a unique environment for business with exceptional standards has been created for numerous satisfied tenants.