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wienerberger Management

Find out more about our management: an overview of the supervisory board of Wienerberger AG.

The Wienerberger AG Managing Board © Daniel Hinterramskogler

The Wienerberger Managing Board

The managing board of Wienerberger AG makes strategic decisions and performs high-level functions. This team consists of four members: the managing director Heimo Scheuch is responsible for the strategic and operational development of wienerberger. The financial director Gerhard Hanke is responsible for company finances, Procurement, IT & Digitization and Performance Management. Solveig Menard-Galli is the Chief Operating Officer for Eastern Europe and Harald Schwarzmayr is the Chief Operating Officer for Western Europe.

Heimo Scheuch

Heimo Scheuch, CEO Wienerberger AG © Daniel Hinterramskogler

CEO Wienerberger AG

Managing Director
Appointed until 31st December 2025, born 1966 – Austria 

Heimo Scheuch is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the company. Thanks to his many years of industry and management experience and his strong focus on sustainability, digitalization, innovation and growth, he has succeeded in leading the group onto a successful growth course.

Heimo Scheuch is a truly international manager, having studied and worked in various countries. He obtained several university degrees in law and economics and began his professional career in corporate finance. Since he was appointed group CEO on August 1, 2009, he has focused on implementing a set of strong corporate values within the organization. His international experience enabled him to develop wienerberger into a leading provider of innovative, ecological solutions for the entire building envelope, in the fields of new build and renovation, as well as infrastructure in water and energy management. Speaking six languages and being in constant contact with customers, stakeholders and employees helped him to foster a strong local presence and encourage the need for transformation and innovation.

Relevant functions:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse AG
  • President of the Association of Vienna Stock Exchange Issuers
  • Vice President of the European Ceramic Industry Association
  • Managing Director of ANC Anteilsverwaltung GmbH

Gerhard Hanke

Gerhard Hanke, CFO Wienerberger AG © Daniel Hinterramskogler

CFO Wienerberger AG

Member of the Managing Board
Appointed until 28th February 2027, born 1971 – Austria

Gerhard Hanke took over the position of Wienerberger AG Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 1st March 2021. He is responsible for company finances, Procurement, IT & Digitization and Performance Management.

Gerhard Hanke has successfully held a variety of leadership positions – very often combining responsibilities in Finance and Operations – in the wienerberger group for more than 20 years, most recently as COO Region East/Central of the Business Unit Wienerberger Building Solutions. As an experienced manager with excellent industry and financial know-how, he successfully implemented strategic growth projects and managed M&A transactions. Among other things, he was responsible for the integration of Tondach Gleinstätten into the wienerberger group. In addition, he has an excellent track record in building highly effective financial organizations. Before joining wienerberger, the business economist worked for a leading international accounting firm.

Relevant functions:

  • Managing Director of ANC Anteilsverwaltung GmbH

Solveig Menard-Galli

COO East Wienerberger AG 

Member of the Managing Board
Appointed until 31st May 2025, born 1969 – Austria

Solveig Menard-Galli has been part of the wienerberger Managing Board since 2019. As of 2023, she assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer responsible for all wienerberger operations – Building Solutions and Piping Solutions – in Eastern Europe. In her previous position of Chief Performance Officer (CPO) she was responsible for the group’s performance-enhancing and digitalization measures. She was highly successful in implementing the Fast Forward program and the associated transformation process.

Solveig Menard-Galli studied economics and obtained a Master Degree in Controlling, Strategic Management, Marketing and International Management at the University of Klagenfurt, where she also held teaching assignments. She attended international study courses, e.g. at Fontainebleau (INSEAD) and in Hawaii, where she obtained a Certificate of International Management. She began her career with the Heineken Group and its subsidiaries, where she was appointed Finance Director of Heineken Netherlands in 2011. Subsequently, she assumed executive positions at L’Oreal Austria. Solveig Menard-Galli began her career with wienerberger as CFO of the Clay Building Materials Europe Division.

Harald Schwarzmayr

COO West Wienerberger AG

Member of the Managing Board
Appointed until 30th June 2026, born 1969 – Austria

Harald Schwarzmayr was appointed to the Management Board in July 2020. As of 2023, he assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer responsible for all wienerberger activities – Building Solutions and Piping Solutions – in Western Europe. Harald Schwarzmayr is an experienced manager with excellent industry know-how.

Since 1997, he has held various executive positions within wienerberger and implemented numerous strategic growth projects and M&A transactions in the course of his 23-year career. Harald Schwarzmayr was instrumental in developing Wienerberger UK into a leading provider of products and services for the entire building envelope and making the UK one of wienerberger’s largest markets. In his capacity as CEO of Wienerberger Piping Solutions, which he has headed since 2018, he took important strategic steps in developing the Business Unit into one of the leading suppliers of piping systems in Europe. Thanks to his outstanding leadership skills, he succeeded in advancing operational and cultural improvements in a multinational environment. Before he joined wienerberger, the graduate in mechanical engineering worked as a management consultant.

Wienerberger Supervisory Board

The supervisory board of Wienerberger AG consists of 10 members: 7 shareholder representatives, voted in at the AGM and 3 employee representatives delegated by the worker’s council. The supervisory board is independent. The business activities of the board are governed by Austrian law, the Austrian Corporate Governance Code, the Articles of Association, the procedural rules of the Supervisory Board and any internal guidelines.

Sieben Personen stehen nebeneinander und schauen in die Kamera © Daniel Hinterramskogler

Peter Steiner © Daniel Hinterramskogler

Peter Steiner
Chairman 
Independent, born 1959, Germany, appointed until the 157th AGM (2026), first elected: June 14, 2018

Mandates in publicly listed companies
Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee of Clariant AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Zeal Network SE

Other mandates
None

Career 
1985 Degree in Business Administration from the Universities of Cologne and Mannheim, 1985–1989 Arthur Andersen (Frankfurt/Chicago), 1989 tax advisor, 1990 certified public accountant, from 1991 Member of the Managing Board of SÜBA Freie Baugesellschaft mbH & Co. KG responsible for finance, controlling and international business, 1995 CFO of SÜBA Bau AG, 1998 CFO of Dyckerhoff AG, 2001 Member of the Board (COO) of Dyckerhoff AG and Chairman of the Managing Board of Dyckerhoff Zement GmbH, 2002 Chief Executive Officer of Dyckerhoff AG, 2004 Member of the Board and CFO of MG Technologies AG (renamed GEA Group AG), 2006 Partner at One Equity Partners, since 2012 certified public accountant, tax advisor, business consultant with special focus on M&A, finance and investment management

Myriam Meyer © Daniel Hinterramskogler

Dr. Myriam Meyer

Vice-Chairwoman
Independent, born 1962, Switzerland, appointed until the 158th AGM (2027), first elected: May 22, 2015

Mandates in publicly listed companies
None

Other mandates
Member of the Supervisory Board of KUKA AG (no longer publicly listed), Member of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik AG, Member of the Board of Directors of Bedag Informatik AG, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Swisscontact Foundation, Member of the Industry Advisory Board of ETH Zurich/ Department of Mechanical Engineering

Career
1987 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich, 1994 Ph.D. in Technical Sciences at ETH Zurich, 1994-2001 Vice-President Swiss Air Flight Operations and Member of the Executive Committee, General Manager of SR Technics, 2002-2005 Vice-President Global Human Resources & Organization Development of F. Hofmann La Roche and Member of the Executive Committee of Roche Consumer Health, 2005-2008 CEO and Member of the Executive Committee of RUAG Group, 2009-2010 Group CEO of WIFAG-Polytype Holding, since 2011 Founder and Managing Partner of mmtec

Katrien Beuls © Daniel Hinterramskogler

Katrien Beuls

Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1968, Belgium, appointed until the 158th AGM (2027), first elected: May 5, 2023

Mandates in publicly listed companies
None

Other mandates
Member of the Supervisory Boards of ISS Facility Services Holding GmbH (Germany), ISS Austria Holding GmbH (Austria), ISS Tesis (Turkey) and ISS World Services A/S (Denmark).

Career
1991 - 1996 Attorny-at-law at Schilz-Linden-Grolig; 1996 - 1998 Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG, Germany; 1998 - 2003 Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law Firm, Brussels and London; 2003 - 2015 ISS A/S, Denmark; 2015 - 2018 Novozymes A/S, Denmark; since 2018 ISS A/S, Denmark (2018 - 2019: Regional Transformation Director - Europe, 2019 - 2021: Regional COO - Europe, since January 2022: CEO Strategic Transformation and Group M&A).

Thomas Birtel © Daniel Hinterramskogler

Thomas Birtel

Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1954, Germany, appointed until the 157th AGM (2026), first elected May 3, 2022

Mandates in publicly listed companies
None

Other mandates
Supervisory Board Member of three companies of VHV Versicherung, Chairman of the Board of CONCORDIA Sozialprojekte Stiftung Deutschland, Chairman of the Board of CONCORDIA Sozialprojekte gemeinnützige Privatstiftung Wien

Career
1978 Economics and Law, Ruhr University Bochum, 1982 Research Fell. Konrad-Adenauer-Stift., Dr. rer. oec., 1983–1989 Division Manager Klöckner Industrieanlagen GmbH, 1989–1996 Chairman Management Board Frigoscandia Holding GmbH, Member Executive Board Frigoscandia AB, 1996–2002 Member Executive Board STRABAG Hoch- & Ingenieurbau AG, 2002–2013 Member Executive Board STRABAG AG, since 2014 Supervisory Board Chairman STRABAG AG, 2006–2013 Member Executive Board, 2013–2022 CEO STRABAG SE

Effie K. Datson © Daniel Hinterramskogler

Effie K. Datson

Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1970, USA, appointed until the 158th Annual General Meeting (2027), first elected: May 5, 2023

Mandates in publicly listed companies
None

Other mandates
Managing Partner of EK Datson Capital Inc

Career
1992-2001 Goldman Sachs & Co - FX Sales & Structuring, Equities Division Analyst; 2002-2007 Boutique Investment Research Analyst & Trader - Jacob Rothschild family office (NY + London; 2007-2015 Deutsche Bank AG - Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management: sustainable investment sales specialist; Head of Liquid Alternatives Sales, Product Head of dbSelect platform, Deutsche Capital Markets: EMEA Head of Global Macro & FX Prime Brokerage; 2015-2017 State Street Corp - Senior Managing Director, Alternatives Managed Account Operations platform; 2018-2020 Union Bancaire Privée, Head of Hedge Fund Business & Investments; 2020-2022 Barclays Private Bank - Global Head of Family Office.

David Davies © Daniel Hinterramskogler

David Davies

Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1955, United Kingdom, appointed until the 156th AGM (2025), first elected: May 19, 2017

Mandates in publicly listed companies
Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Petrofac Ltd

Other mandates
Member of the Supervisory Board of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine LLC (GTSOU)

Career
1975-1978 Studies in economics at the University of Liverpool, 1986-1988 MBA Program at the Cass Business School in London, 1978-1981 Chartered Accountant at Touche Ross & Co., 1981-1983 Senior Auditor at Price Waterhouse Sa., 1983-1988 various positions at BOC Plc. (Internal Auditor, Finance Manager BOC Special Gases, Financial Controller BOC Health Care - Disposable Products Division), 1988-1994 various positions at Grand Metropolitan Plc (1988-1989 Commercial Director - Retail Enterprises Division, 1989-1991 Finance Director - European Restaurant Division, 1991-1994 Corporate Controller - Burger King Corporation), 1994-1997 Vice President at Walt Disney Company - The Disney Store Europe, 1997- 2000 Group Finance Director at London International Group Plc, 2000-2002 Group Finance Director at Morgan Crucible Plc, 2002-2016 Member of the Executive Board (CFO) and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board at OMV AG

 

Marc Grynberg © Daniel Hinterramskogler

Marc Grynberg

Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1965, Belgium, appointed until the 157th AGM (2026), first elected May 3, 2022

Mandates in publicly listed companies
Member of the Supervisory Board and the Strategy & Sustainability Committee, and Climate Director at Nexans SA
Member of the Supervisory Board of Umicore NV/SA (since April 2023)

Other mandates
None

Career
1988 Studies in commercial engineering at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles), 1988–1989 Misui Bank, Belgium, foreign-exchange trader, 1989–1996 Du Pont de Nemours: various management positions in Brussels and Geneva, since 1996 Umicore, Belgium: 1996–2000 Group Controller, 2000–2006 Chief Financial Officer, 2006–2008 Executive Vice President in charge of the catalyst business (Germany), 2008–2021 Chief Executive Officer

Gerhard Seban
born 1967, Austria – delegated for the first time: February 3, 2006
Chairman of the Employees’ Council at the Hennersdorf plant in Austria, Chairman of the Central Works Council of Wienerberger Österreich GmbH, the Group Works Council and the European Works Council of Wienerberger AG

Claudia Schiroky
born 1971, Austria – delegated for the first time: July 2, 2002
Chairwoman of the Works Council and the Central Works Council of Wienerberger AG, Vice-Chairwoman of the Group Works Council

Wolfgang Wallner
born 1970, Austria – delegated for the first time: May 6, 2019
Vice-Chairman of the Group Works Council, Foreman and worker works council at Pipelife Austria GmbH & Co KG

Supervisory Board

 

Peter Steiner

Chairman

Myriam Meyer

Vice-Chairwoman

Audit and Risk Committee

 

 

 

 

David Davies

Chairman

Katrien Beuls  
Effie Datson  

Marc Grynberg

 

Gerhard Seban*

 

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

 

 

 

 

Peter Steiner

Chairman

Myriam Meyer

 

Thomas Birtel  

David Davies

 

Gerhard Seban*

 

Sustainability & Innovation Committee

 

 

 

 

Myriam Meyer

Chairwoman

Marc Grynberg

 

Thomas Birtel

 

Katrien Beuls  

Gerhard Seban*

 

As underlined during the 150th Annual General Meeting on May 6, 2019, the Supervisory Board of Wienerberger AG is committed to a transparent procedure of selecting candidates for the Supervisory Board in line with the highest possible standards of corporate governance. A structured process of succession planning is in place on the basis of a detailed profile, which is supported by a renowned external consultant company.

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