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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

Georg Kapsch is Chief Executive Officer of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom and Kapsch Group Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

Function.

  • Chief Executive Officer, Kapsch Group (since October 2001)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Kapsch TrafficCom AG (since December 2002); other functions in directly and indirectly associated companies

Career.
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.

 

Dr.-Ing Alexander Lewald

Alexander Lewald was appointed to the Kapsch TrafficCom Management Board in November 2015. As Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for technology and engineering.

Functions.

  • Chief Technology Officer, Kapsch TrafficCom

Career.
Prior to his current appointment, Alexander Lewald was developing new business for Kapp IT Ventures, Gilde IT Management, SAP and Parametric Technology Corp (PTC), where he played a key role in restructuring the company to offer solutions for smart, connected products.

Alexander Lewald holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich. He completed the research for his PhD at the DLR Institute of Robotics and System Dynamics of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, or DLR) in the field of system dynamics for multi-axle robots. During his research assignment he spent some time at the Stanford School of Engineering, Palo Alto, USA.

 

André Friedrich Laux

Born in 1962, André F. Laux has been a member of the Executive Board of Kapsch TrafficCom since April 2010, where his responsibilities include Sales, Delivery & Operations, as well as Manufacturing & Logistics.

Functions.

  • Chief Operating Officer Kapsch TrafficCom

Career.
André F. Laux held a variety of management positions prior to joining Kapsch: He became part of German chip card manufacturer ODS Landis & Gyr in Munich in 1997 where he served on the management board, before becoming CEO of SKIDATA in Salzburg in 2000. From 2004 onwards, he was employed as the CEO of Winter AG in Munich. André F. Laux started his career at the Kapsch Group in December 2007, as the Managing Director of Kapsch TrafficCom Sweden.

André F. Laux studied in Germany and England, graduating with a degree in business administration. He began his career in various sales and management roles, both in Austria and abroad.