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Executive Board at Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft

Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO

Mag. Georg Kapsch

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kapsch Group
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kapsch TrafficCom

 

Georg Kapsch is Chief Operating Officer of the Kapsch Group and Kapsch TrafficCom. Furthermore, he holds various positions in other companies of the Kapsch Group.

Functions

  • CEO Kapsch Group (since October 2001, Executive Board member since July 1989)
  • CEO Kapsch TrafficCom AG (since December 2002)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Kapsch CarrierCom AG
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board Kapsch BusinessCom AG
  • various functions in directly and indirectly affiliated companies

Career
From 1982 to 1985, Georg Kapsch started his professional career in the area of consumer goods marketing at the Kapsch Group. In the following years, he worked in the field of investment goods marketing. Since July 1989, he has been a member of the Executive Board of the Kapsch Group, in October 2001 he was appointed CEO. 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.

Dr. Kari Kapsch, COO

Dr. Kari Kapsch

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kapsch Group
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kapsch CarrierCom
Managing Director Kapsch PublicTransportCom

 

Kari Kapsch is Chief Operating Officer of the Kapsch Group, Chief Executive Officer of Kapsch CarrierCom and Managing Director of Kapsch PublicTransportCom. Furthermore, he holds various positions in other companies of the Kapsch Group.

Functions

  • COO Kapsch Group (since 2002, Executive Board member since March 2001)
  • CEO Kapsch CarrierCom AG (since April 2010)
  • Managing Director of Kapsch PublicTransportCom GmbH (since October 2016)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Kapsch BusinessCom AG
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board Kapsch TrafficCom AG
  • various functions in directly and indirectly affiliated companies

Career
Beginning in 1982, Kapsch oversaw the hybrid manufacturing at the Kapsch Group. In 1990, he took over the business area of Traffic Telematics Solutions and built up the business field of transportation systems. In the subsequent years, Kari Kapsch led numerous business areas. He was appointed COO of the Kapsch Group in 2002 and CEO of Kapsch CarrierCom in April 2010. He is also Managing Director of Kapsch PublicTransportCom.

Kari Kapsch holds a doctorate in Physics from the University of Vienna. He is active in numerous industry association; for example, he is Vice President of the Vienna Economic Chamber and the Austrian Electrotechnical Association as well as a member of the board of the Austrian Association of the Railway Industry or the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien.

Dr. Franz Semmernegg, CFO

Dr. Franz Semmernegg

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kapsch Group
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kapsch BusinessCom

 

Franz Semmernegg is Chief Financial Officer of the Kapsch Group as well as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Kapsch BusinessCom. Furthermore, he holds various positions in other companies of the Kapsch Group.

Functions

  • CFO Kapsch Group (since October 2001)
  • CEO (since April 2010) and CFO (since March 2003) Kapsch BusinessCom AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Kapsch TrafficCom AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board Kapsch CarrierCom AG
  • various functions in directly and indirectly affiliated companies

Career
Prior to joining the Kapsch Group, Franz Semmernegg worked for the technology company Schrack. Having held management positions at Ericsson Austria (1998) and Schrack Seconet (1997), he oversaw the successful management buy-out of Schrack BusinessCom by Ericsson Austria in 1998. From 1999 to September 2001, he was a member of the management board of Schrack BusinessCom AG.

Franz Semmernegg holds a doctorate in business administration from the Karl Franzens University of Graz. He started his professional career at the accounting firm Wirtschaftstreuhandkanzlei Nidetzky, where he specialized in tax consulting, reorganizations, company valuation and financing.

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.