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Executive Board

Under its own responsibility, the Executive Board manages the company as the well-being of the company requires, taking into consideration the interests of the stock holders and the employees, as well as the public interest. Members of the Executive Board shall be appointed by the Supervisory Board.

Pursuant to the articles of association, the executive board consists of one to four members appointed by the supervisory board for a term of up to five years. The executive board currently consists of three members.

Georg Kapsch (CEO); Alexander Lewald (CTO); André F. Laux (COO)
Georg Kapsch (CEO); Alexander Lewald (CTO); André F. Laux (COO)

 
Name and function< Area of responsibility Year of birth Year first appointed Year current term expires
Georg Kapsch Chairman / CEO Finance, investor relations & compliance, mergers & acquisitions, strategy, new ventures, legal, human relations, marketing & PR, international subsidiaries & management systems, IT, innovation management, sales region North America as well as the Solution Centers: Urban Traffic & Mobility Management, Intelligent Mobility Services 1959 2002 2020
André Laux Member / COO All sales regions except for North America, supply chain management, production & logistics 1962 2010 2019
Alexander Lewald Member / CTO Research & development as well as the Solution Centers: Tolling, Back Office, Connected Vehicles, Highway & Tunnel Traffic Management 1964 2015 2019

 

Mag. Georg Kapsch is employed by Kapsch AG and shall be delegated by this company to various management positions within the Kapsch Group. He is since

  • July 1989: Member of the Executive Board of Kapsch AG, and elected CEO in October 2001
  • October 2000: CEO of KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH, now the core shareholder of Kapsch TrafficCom AG
  • December 2002: CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG
  • November 2000: Managing director of DATAX HandelsgmbH, the sole parent company of KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH


In the past fiscal year, Georg Kapsch’s appointment to the Executive Board at Kapsch TrafficCom AG ending at the end of March 2017 was extended by a further three years.

Mr. Kapsch studied business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and graduated in 1981. In the following year he joined Kapsch AG, where he was active in the various areas of the company. In stock companies outside of Kapsch TrafficCom Group, he exercises the following Supervisory Board positions:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kapsch CarrierCom AG
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kapsch BusinessCom AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Teufelberger Holding AG


Georg Kapsch is also a member of the Executive Board of the Wunderer Private Foundation, the Mitterbauer Private Foundation and the Tabor Private Foundation, and has been President of the Federation of Austrian Industries since June 2012.


André Laux has been working for Kapsch TrafficCom Group since December 2007 and has been a member of the Executive Board of Kapsch TrafficCom AG since April 1, 2010. In November 2014 he was appointed COO.

Mr. Laux began his professional career following his studies in business management in Germany and England in various sales and management positions (1988–1997) both at home and abroad. In 1997 he was Managing Director of the German chip card manufacturer ODS Landis & Gyr in Munich. In 2000 André Laux moved within the group of companies to Salzburg as Chairman of the Executive Board at Skidata AG. In 2004 he took over the position of Chairman of the Executive Board of Winter AG in Munich.

André Laux does not have any appointments to Supervisory Boards outside of Kapsch TrafficCom Group.


Dr.-Ing. Alexander Lewald has been a member of the Executive Board and CTO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG since November 2015.

Following his studies in electrical engineering at Munich Technical University, Mr. Lewald worked for three years at DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – the German Aerospace Center) at the Institute for Robotics and System Dynamics. Within this framework, Mr. Lewald wrote his thesis in the field of system dynamics of multi-axle robots at the Ruhr University Bochum, and expanded on this subject at the Engineering School of Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA.

After his employment at McKinsey & Company, Alexander Lewald has for the past 15 years worked in various management positions at Kappa IT Ventures, Gilde IT, SAP as well as at Parametric Technology Corp. in particular with the development of new businesses in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

Alexander Lewald does not have any appointments to Supervisory Boards outside of Kapsch TrafficCom Group.