Kari Kapsch, CEO
Kari Kapsch, born in 1964, studied physics at the University of Vienna and obtained his doctorate in 1992.
From 1982 to 1989 Mr. Kapsch was active at the Kapsch Group as Head of Hybrid Manufacturing. He then worked at ANT, a member of the Bosch Group, in Germany for one year. In 1990, he returned to the Kapsch Group as Head of the Road Telematics Solutions division and developed the road tolling business segment. During the following ten years Mr. Kapsch led several divisions within the Kapsch Group and became a member of the Managing Board of Kapsch Group in 2001.
Mr. Kapsch currently holds the following positions in the Kapsch Group:
COO, Kapsch AG
Chairman of the Board, Kapsch CarrierCom AG, CEO
Deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board, Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Kapsch BusinessCom AG
Mr. Kapsch was a Chairman of “Young Industry Vienna” and Vice-Chairman of “Young Industry Austria” until 2002. In 1999, he became a Member of the Board of the Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna (Industriellenvereinigung Wien).
Kari Kapsch, father of two sons, is an enthusiastic sailor, a passionate horse breeder and enjoys skiing in the Austrian Alps.
Thomas Schöpf, COO
Thomas Schöpf, born in 1968, attended an engineering school, majoring in electronics. After graduating, Mr. Schöpf studied economics at the Vienna University of Economics, finishing his studies in 1992. He also participated in the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at INSEAD, Fontainebleau in 2005.
Mr. Schöpf started his business career as a trainee in the Kapsch Group and was responsible for several marketing, acquisitions and customer service projects. In 1995, he became Account Manager for mobilkom austria and was later appointed as Account Director. In 2002, Thomas Schöpf was appointed as Member of the Board at Kapsch CarrierCom, being mainly responsible for sales and marketing, as well as managing the international subsidiaries of Kapsch CarrierCom.
Thomas Schöpf is married and has one daughter. In his leisure time, he enjoys travelling and sports such as skiing, golf and tennis.