Board of Directors

The holding company board is at the same time the executive board of the entire company and makes strategic decisions for it. In addition, the board performs overlying functions such as communications and legal, financial and risk management.

VERBUND Chairman of the Board Wolfgang Anzengruber Wolfgang Anzengruber

Chairman of the Board of VERBUND AG

Michael Strugl

Vice Chairman of the Board of VERBUND AG

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VERBUND CEO Peter Kollmann Peter F. Kollmann

CFO, Member of the Board of VERBUND AG

Achim Kaspar

Member of the Board of VERBUND AG

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Curricula vitae

Chairman of the Board of VERBUND AG 
born in Steyr, Austria, in 1956

Educational Training


Mechanical Engineering and Business Management studies at TU Vienna 

Professional Development


1993 Member of the Board of ABB Energie AG 
1997 Member of the Board of ABB Österreich 
1999 Member of the Board of Salzburger Stadtwerke AG 
2000 Member of the Board of Salzburg AG 
2003 Chairman of the Board of Palfinger AG 
2009 Chairman of the Board of VERBUND AG
 
Vice-Chairman of the Board of VERBUND AG 
born in Steyr, Austria, in 1963

Educational Training


1982-1991 Diploma course in Law, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
1998-1999 LIMAK General Management Program, Linz, Emory University/Atlanta 
2000-2001 Degree in "International Finance", University of Toronto 
2005-2013 Doctorate in Social and Business Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2018 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford Executive Program

Professional Development


1987-1995 Press officer of the ÖVP (Austrian People’s Party), Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
1995-2001 Vice-Provincial Party Leader of the ÖVP, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
1998 Creative Director at the advertising agency Zoffel-Hoff & Partner, Wiesbaden 
1997-2001 Member of the Bundesrat (Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee)
2003-2009 ÖVP Club Chairman, Provincial Parliament
2001-2013 Member of parliament in the Provincial Parliament of Upper Austria
2001-2013 Provincial Party Leader of the ÖVP, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria  
2013-2018 Member of the Upper Austrian Provincial Government, Spokesman for Economics, Labor, Research, Science, Energy, Tourism, Regional Planning, Provincial Holding, Europe and Sport

From 4/2017 Vice-Provincial Governor

From 1/2019 Vice-Chairman of the Board of VERBUND AG


CFO | Member of the Board of VERBUND AG 
born in Wels, Austria, in 1962 

Educational Training


1981-1986 Vienna University of Economics and Business, Technical University Vienna, Leoben University of Mining, Master of Social and Economic Sciences 

1986-1987 London School of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Doctor of Social and Economic Sciences

1987 London School of Economics "Research Fellow" with Professor Charles Goodhart


Professional Development


1987-1990 Salomon Brothers International Ltd., London Salomon Brothers Inc., New York Vice President – Investment Banking 

1990-1992 Dumas West & Co., London Managing Director and Co-founder

1992-1995 Lehman Brothers International, London Executive Director 

1995-end of 2013 Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Frankfurt Merrill Lynch, Frankfurt and London Vice-Chairman Investment Banking Europe
 
Member of the Board of VERBUND AG
born in Klagenfurt, Austria, in 1965


Educational Training


1989 Doctorate in Business Administration, Karl-Franzens University Graz


Professional Development


1991 Traineeship, Federation of Austrian Industries

1993 Expert adviser to the UCPTE President of Österreichischen Elektrizitätswirtschaft AG (VERBUND AG)

1994 Directorate-General for Energy (DGXVII), European Commission, Brussels

1995 VERBUNDplan GmbH, CK Department and VERBUND Controlling

1995 VERBUND Telekom GmbH

1996 Telering, Head of Marketing and Sales Department

1999 Managing Director of MCI WorldCom Telecommunication Services Austria GmbH

2002 Board of eTel Austria AG

2008-2018 Managing Director of Cisco Systems Austria / Slovenia / Croatia

From 2019 Member of the Board of VERBUND AG