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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 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.

Heimo Scheuch

Heimo Scheuch, CEO Wienerberger AG © Daniel Hinterramskogler

CEO Wienerberger AG

Managing Director

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 ESG, 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 international provider of smart solutions for the entire building envelope and for infrastructure. 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. 

Functions in material subsidiaries:

  • Managing Director of Wienerberger West European Holding GmbH

Other functions:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse AG
  • President of Association of Vienna Stock Exchange Issuers
  • Senior Vice President of  Construction Products Europe

Gerhard Hanke

Gerhard Hanke, CFO Wienerberger AG © Daniel Hinterramskogler

CFO Wienerberger AG

Member of the Managing Board

Appointed until 29th February 2024, born 1971

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.

Solveig Menard-Galli

COO Wienerberger Building Solutions 

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

Solveig Menard-Galli has held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Wienerberger Building Solutions (WBS) since July 2020. 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 Wienerberger Piping Solutions

Member of the Managing Board

Appointed until 30th June 2023, born 1969

Harald Schwarzmayr was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Wienerberger Piping Solutions (WPS) in July 2020. Harald Schwarzmayr is an experienced manager with excellent industry know-how. Since 1997, he has held various executive positions within the Wienerberger Group 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 12 members: 9 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.

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