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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.


 

 
Name and function Area of responsibility Year of birth Year first appointed Year current term expires
Georg Kapsch Chairman / CEO Finance, corporate development, new ventures, legal, human relations, marketing & PR, international subsidiaries & management systems, IT, sales region North America as well as the Solution Center, Intelligent Mobility Services 1959 2002 2020
André Laux Member / COO Sales regions: Europe-Middle East-Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific as well as supply chain management, production & logistics 1962 2010 2024
Alfredo Escribá Gallego Member / CTO Corporate Technology and the Solution Centers: Tolling, Back Office, Kapsch Automotive, Traffic 1969 2019 2024

 

Mag. Georg Kapsch

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
  • November 2000: Managing director of DATAX HandelsgmbH, the sole parent company of KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH
  • December 2002: CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG

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.

 

Dipl.-Betriebsw. André Friedrich Laux

André F. 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 F. 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.

Outside of Kapsch TrafficCom Group, André Laux is member of the Supervisory Board of Kapsch BusinessCom AG.

 

Alfredo Escribá Gallego, MSc, MBA

Alfredo Escribá has been working for Kapsch TrafficCom Group since its acquisition of Schneider Electric’s transportation business in April 2016. Since May 1, 2019 he is member of the Executive Board and CTO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG.

After finishing his studies and gaining first professional experience, Mr Escribá joined Sainco Tráfico in Spain in 1995. Starting as an engineer, he moved to Brazil and climbed the career ladder: Mr Escribá became a project manager in Argentina and later area manager in Latin America for South Cone and Brazil. In 2002, he returned to Spain as part of Telvent Transportation. Acting out of Spain and, later, the USA, he held various senior management positions. At Kapsch TrafficCom, Mr Escribá was Executive Vice President responsible for the Solution Center “Urban Traffic & Mobility” until being appointed CTO.

Outside of Kapsch TrafficCom Group, Mr Escribá is member of the Board of Directors at Traffic Technology Services, USA.