Curriculum Vitae

  • Creation date: 29 March 2012
  • Last update: 29 March 2012

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Helmut Bernkopf

Carl Reichert-Gasse 8
A-1170 Vienna
Phone: +43 (0) 50505 44000
Fax: +43 (0) 50505 44009



Date and place of birth: Born on 10th May 1967 in Vienna, Austria
Nationality: Austria

1994Master´s degree in Business Administration
1987 - 1994University of Economics, Vienna
Aug. 2011 – to dateGlobal Head of Private Banking of UniCredit S.p.A., Milan
Sept. 2008 –
July 2011
Member of the Management Board of Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG,
Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Austria, UniCredit Group
2007 – 2008UniCredit Bank, Russia (former International Moscow Bank)
Deputy Chairman
Acting Chairman of the Management Board (10/2007 –07/2008)
2005 – 2006Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG
General Manager, Head of CEE Division
2001 – 2004HVB Bank Romania S.A. (former Bank Austria Creditanstalt)
Deputy Chairman
2000 – 2001Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania S.A.
Executive Director, Head of Corporate Banking
1997 – 2000Bank Austria Creditanstalt International, London Branch
Assistant Director, Head of Loan Syndications
1994 – 1997Bank Austria AG
Manager, Corporate Finance
Other supervisory board mandates
  • Schoellerbank Aktiengesellschaft
  • CA Immobilien Anlagen Aktiengesellschaft
  • Oesterreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft
  • Unicredit Luxembourg

Josef Krenner

Landhausplatz 1, 4020 Linz
Phone: +43 (0) 732 7720 11300
Fax: +43 (0) 732 7720 11767



Date and place of birth: 15th June 1952, Hagenberg im Mühlkreis
Nationality: Austrian

1972 - 1976Johannes Kepler University Linz, degree in law
1963 - 1971Grammar school, Freistadt
2000 to dateFinance director in the office of the state government of Upper Austria
1976 – 1999Office of the state government of Upper Austria
executive committee
Other supervisory board mandates
  • Voestalpine AG
  • Flughafen Linz GmbH
  • B&C Industrieholding GmbH
  • BioMed-zet Life Science GmbH

Martin Payer

Roseggerstrasse 12
A-8700 Leoben
Phone: +43 (0) 3824 42962 0
Fax: +43 (0) 3824 42962 6



Date and place of birth: 31/08/1978, Graz
Nationality: Austria

1996 - 2000Study field "Environmental System Science (focus Management)" at the University of Graz (Austria) and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland);
Graduation with a "Magister"-Degree
1988 – 1996BG Pestalozzi, Graz
2003 – presentPolymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
(Leoben, Austria)
Managing Director since 01/2004

Field of Business: Industrial R&D in Polymer Engineering
Foundation: 06/2002
Turnover p.a.: EUR 6.3 mio.
Employees: ca. 80
2001 – 2003Instiute of Economics at the University of Graz
(Graz, Austria)
2000 – 2001Sustainable Business Instiute an der European Business School
(Oestrich-Winkel, BRD)
Other supervisory board mandates

since 2007

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Semperit AG

Andreas Schmidradner

B&C Industrieholding GmbH
Am Graben 19, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 (1) 5332533 0
Fax: +43 (1) 5332533 33



Date and place of birth: 18th April 1961, Vienna
Nationality: Austrian

1990Academy for Management Consultants, Chamber of Commerce, Vienna
1981 – 1987Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
1975 – 1980Technical High school for Mechanical Engineering, St. Pölten
Seit 03/2001B&C Holding GmbH, Vienna
Portfolio Manager
2000 – 2001Steyr Mannlicher AG, Steyr
1990 – 2001Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
Financial Controller, participations
1988 – 1990Beteiligungsfinanzierungs AG, Vienna
Financial Controller
1987 – 1988Folienwalzwerk Teich AG, Mühlhofen
Assistant to the CFO
Other supervisory board mandates
  • Semperit AG Holding

Astrid Skala-Kuhmann



Date and place of birth: 07.09.1953 Vienna/Austria
Nationality: German

1982Second State Examination of Law, Hamburg, admission to the bar at Frankfurt/Germany
1981Ph.D. in International Environmental Law, University of Göttingen/Germany
1977First State Examination of Law, Göttingen/Germany
1972 – 1977Law School, University of Göttingen/Germany and Geneva/Switzerland
Since Nov. 2011Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Berlin, Director, Department Emerging Economies- Global Partnerships
2005 – 2011Country Director, Chief Representative, GIZ, Beijing, V.R. China
2001 – 2004Special advisor to the Federal Ministry for Consumer Protection, Agriculture and Forestry (BMVEL)
1993 – 2000Permanent advisor to GIZ sector programme international forestry, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Worldbank
1985 – 1992Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn
various positions
1981 – 1984Attorney at law, associated with the international law firm White & Case (Feddersen, Laule & Partners) in Frankfurt
1979 – 1981Junior judge at Supreme Court, Hamburg as part of the bar exam education with special assignment at law-firm Sargent, Röhm, New York/USA
1976 – 1979Research fellow at the Institute for International Public Law, University of Göttingen

Veit Sorger

Woltergasse 1, 1130 Wien
Phone: +43 (0) 1 79013 4002
Fax: +43 (0) 1 79013 96



Date and place of birth: 10.06.1942, Graz
Nationality: Austrian

  • Studied law at the Universities of Vienna, Graz and Uppsala (Dr. jur.) and economics at the Vienna University of Business Administration
  • President of the Federation of Austrian Industries
Other supervisory board mandates
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mondi AG
    (formerly Mondi Packaging AG and Mondi Business Paper Holding AG)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Constantia Industries AG and Semperit AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Lenzing, GrECo