Find out more about our management: an overview of the supervisory board of Wienerberger AG.
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 the Wienerberger Group. The financial director Gerhard Hanke is responsible for company finances, Procurement, IT & Digitization and Performance Management. Solveig Menard-Galli, Chief Operating Officer WBS, is in charge of Wienerberger Building Solutions and Harald Schwarzmayr is the Chief Operating Officer for Wienerberger Piping Solutions.
Managing Director of Wienerberger AG, CEO
Appointed until 31st December 2025, born 1966
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 putting the company on a successful growth course.
Heimo Scheuch is a truly international manager, having studied and worked in various countries. He obtained several university degrees in business administration and law. His professional career began in corporate finance. Since becoming Group CEO on August 1, 2009, he has focused on implementing a strong set of corporate values within the organization. His international experience and understanding of cultural differences helped him to develop Wienerberger into a leading building solutions and infrastructure provider. Speaking six languages and constantly being in contact with customers, stakeholders and employees helped him to foster a strong local presence and encouraged the need for transformation and innovation.
Functions in subsidiaries:
- Managing Director of Wienerberger West European Holding GmbH
- Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse AG and CEESEG AG
- President of Association of Vienna Stock Exchange Issuers
- Vice President Construction Materials Europe
Member of the Wienerberger AG Managing Board, COO Wienerberger Building Solutions
Appointed until 31st May 2022, born 1969
Solveig Menard-Galli was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Wienerberger Building Solutions on the Management Board in July 2020. Previously, as Chief Performance Officer (CPO), she was responsible for the performance improvement and digitization agendas of Wienerberger AG and achieved great success with the implementation of the Fast Forward program and the associated digitization process and cultural change.
Solveig Menard-Galli, an Austrian native, studied Business Administration and completed a Master's degree in controlling, strategic management, marketing and international management at the University of Klagenfurt, where she also taught as a freelance lecturer. She completed her studies at Fontainebleau (INSEAD) and in Hawaii, where she obtained a Certificate of International Management. She started her professional career with Brau Union, a member of the Heineken Group. In 2008, she moved on to the Heineken Group headquarters in Amsterdam and was appointed Finance Director for Heineken Netherlands in 2011. Afterwards she took over executive positions at L’Oréal Austria. She began her career at Wienerberger in 2016 as CFO of the Clay Building Materials Europe Division.
Member of the Wienerberger AG Managing Board, COO Wienerberger Piping Solutions
Appointed until 30th June 2023, born 1969
Harald Schwarzmayr was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Wienerberger Piping Solutions in July 2020.
Harald Schwarzmayr (51) is an experienced manager with excellent industry know-how. Since 1997 he has held diverse managerial positions within the Wienerberger Group and during his 23-year career at Wienerberger has implemented numerous strategic growth projects and M&A transactions. Along the way, for example, he grew Wienerberger UK into a leading supplier of products and services for the entire building envelope, resulting in the UK becoming one of Wienerberger’s largest markets. As CEO of Wienerberger Piping Solutions, which he has led since 2018, he has taken important strategic steps to expand the company into the one of the largest suppliers of piping systems in Europe. In doing so, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities which have enabled him to successfully push through operational and cultural improvements in a multinational environment. Before joining Wienerberger, Harald Schwarzmayr, who holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, worked as a 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.
Chairman as of January 1, 2021
Independent, born 1959, appointed until the 153rd AGM (2022), first elected: June 14, 2018
Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee of CLARIANT AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Zeal Network SE
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 foreign 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 (C.P.A.), tax advisor, business consultant with a focus on M&A, financing and investment management
Independent, born 1962, appointed until the 154th AGM (2023), first elected: May 22, 2015
Member of the Supervisory Board of KUKA AG, 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
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
Chairman until December 31, 2020, con. Member of the Supervisory Board
Not independent since May 13, 2020 according to declaration of independence in terms of the Austrian Corporate Governance Code, born 1947, appointed until the 152nd AGM (2021), first elected: May 12, 2005
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Electrocomponents plc until January 31, 2021
1965-1970 Studies in Economics at Oxford University, 1970-1973 Unilever P, 1973-1996 various senior positions at Redland plc; among others, Director responsible for the brick and roof tile business from 1988-1996, 1996-2000 CEO of Rugby Group plc, 2000-2006 CEO of George Wimpey plc, 2007-2012 Chairman of the Board of Directors of DS Smith plc
Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1955, appointed until the 152nd AGM (2021), first elected: May 19, 2017
Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee of Ophir Energy Plc, Member of the Advisory Committee of First Alpha Energy LLP
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
Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1956, appointed until the 154th AGM (2023), first elected: May 13, 2011
First Vice-Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Wiener Sozialdienste Förderung & Begleitung GmbH (non-profit), Member of the Supervisory Boards of SPAR Holding AG and SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels-AG and 6B47 Real Estate Investors AG, Member of the Board of the Foundation Karlheinz und Agnes Essl Privatstiftung, Council member aws for "venture-capital-initiative" and "aws capital guarantee Covid-19", Member of the Presidents' Conference of Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz, Member of the Shareholders’ Committee of Vamed Engineering GmbH, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Body of Wiener Gesundheitsverbund
1974-1980 Studies in business and law in Vienna, 1981-2010 Career in the Austrian banking industry; among other positions, Member of the Managing Board of Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG from 2003-2008 and Member of the Managing Board of BAWAG P.S.K. from 2008-2010, 2011-2015 Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs and Infrastructure at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1948, appointed until the 153rd AGM (2022), first elected: May 16, 2014
Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, Honorary Chairman of the Executive Committee of SOLVAY S.A., Chairman of the Board of KNDS (until February 28, 2021), Honorary Member at ING Belgium, Member of the Board at Innovation Circle and Chairman of the Board at Theravet Graftys and a non-profit organization
1966-1971 Studies in Commercial Engineering in Brussels, 1992 International Senior Management Program at Harvard Business School,1971-2012 Various senior positions at SOLVAY S.A.; among others, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee 2006-2012; 2008-2010 Chairman of CEFIC (European Federation of the Chemical Industry) and Chairman of ICCA (International Council of Chemical Associations), 2011-2015 Chairman of the Executive Board of EIFF (European Institute of Innovation and Technology Foundation)
Member of the Supervisory Board
Independent, born 1959, appointed until the 154th AGM (2023), first elected: May 6, 2019
Founder and owner of Sinigual Consulting GmbH, Chief Operations Officer / Chief Executive Officer ad interin at Bekaert NV, Member of the Supervisory Board at Bekaert NV
1983 Degree in mechanical engineering in Vienna, 1984-1990 procurement and sales responsibility at Semperit AG Holding, 1990-1994 Head of Sales at Continental AG, 1994-1995 Head of Material Management at Group level at RHI AG (formerly Veitsch-Radex), 1995-2002 various executive positions at Continental AG, from 2002 to 2017 various management positions and CEO Schindler Austria (2007-2010) and CEO Schindler Germany (2010-2013), 2017-2018 CEO Kalle Group
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
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
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
Audit and Risk Committee
David Davies (Chairman), Regina Prehofer, Oswald Schmid, Gerhard Seban*
Peter Steiner (Chairman), Myriam Meyer, Peter Johnson, Christian Jourquin, David Davies, Gerhard Seban*
Peter Steiner (Chairman), Regina Prehofer, Peter Johnson, Gerhard Seban*
Sustainability and Innovation Committee
Myriam Meyer (Chairwoman), Christian Jourquin, Oswald Schmid, 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.