The Management Board


The members of the Management Board of Telekom Austria AG in the 2014 reporting year were Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO, Günther Ottendorfer, CTO, and, since 1 June 2014, Siegfried Mayrhofer, CFO. Siegfried Mayrhofer succeeded Hans Tschuden (CFO and Deputy CEO) as CFO, whose contract was terminated per 31 May 2014.

Board responsibilities of
Hannes Ametsreiter

  • Marketing (Group)
  • Human Resources (Group)/
    Personnel Office
  • International Business Development/
    Corporate Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulation & European Affairs
  • General Secretariat
  • Communication (Group)
  • Internal Audit (Group)

Hannes Ametsreiter — Member of the Management Board since 1 January 2009, CEO since 1 April 2009, reappointed/extended as of 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2016; the term of office will extend until 31 December 2018 unless the Supervisory Board informs the member no later than two years after his appointment that the latter will end after three years.

Hannes Ametsreiter was born in Salzburg in 1967. After studying in Austria and the United States, he began his professional career as a brand manager at the international branded goods company Procter & Gamble. His career in the telecommunications sector began in 1996 at mobilkom austria. After holding various positions within the Group, he became Chief Marketing Officer of mobilkom austria AG in 2001.

Hannes Ametsreiter has been the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Telekom Austria AG since 1 April 2009. Since 2010 Hannes Ametsreiter has also been the CEO of A1 Telekom Austria AG, which was created by the merger of mobilkom austria AG and Telekom Austria TA AG. He has held supervisory board functions outside the Group since 2013 for Wind Hellas Telecommunications (Greece).

In 2008 Booz & Company awarded Hannes Ametsreiter the international marketing award ‘CMO of the Year’. At the ‘40th Extel Awards’ in 2013, the international news agency Thomson Reuters named him ‘CEO of the Year’ in Austria. In addition, he was a member of the international board of the GSM Association between 2009 and 2012.

Board responsibilities of
Siegfried Mayrhofer

  • Investor Relations
  • Controlling (Group)
  • Treasury (Group)
  • Accounting (Group)
  • Purchasing (Group)
  • Legal/General Counsel
  • Group Compliance*

* Reports to the entire Management
Board but organisationally assigned
to the CFO

Siegfried Mayrhofer — CFO since 1 June 2014, appointed until 31 May 2015.

Siegfried Mayrhofer, born 1967, studied industrial and mechanical engineering at the Graz University of Technology.

Siegfried Mayrhofer began his professional career in 1994 at Voest Alpine Eisenbahnsysteme in the international division for the acquisition of investments. From 1998 to 2000 he served as a consultant to Constantia Corporate Finance for Mergers & Acquisitions in various industries.

Siegfried Mayrhofer joined Telekom Austria AG in March 2000. After holding various management positions (including Head of Corporate Planning and Group Controlling, Fixed-line Controlling, Fixed-line Accounting), he became CFO of Telekom Austria TA AG in July 2009. Siegfried Mayrhofer has been the Chief Financial Officer of A1 Telekom Austria AG since 8 July 2010.

Siegfried Mayrhofer does not hold any supervisory board mandates outside the Telekom Austria Group.

Board responsibilities of
Günther Ottendorfer

  • Access & Transport (Group)
  • Operations (Group)
  • Service Network & IT (Group)
  • Technology Strategy (Group)

Günther Ottendorfer — CTO since 1 September 2013, appointed until 31 August 2016—the term in office will extend until 31 March 2018 unless the Supervisory Board informs the member no later than two years after his appointment that the latter will end after three years.

Born in 1968, Günther Ottendorfer can look back on a successful career in the telecommunications industry going back more than 20 years. From 1987 to 1992 Ottendorfer studied Computer Sciences at the Vienna University of Technology and graduated with honours.

From 1996 Günther Ottendorfer played a key role in the development of the mobile telephony provider max.mobil in Austria. He gathered comprehensive management experience in positions including that of COO and CTO for T-Mobile Österreich, CTO for T-Mobile Deutschland and European Technology Director for T-Mobile International.

In 2011 Günther Ottendorfer was appointed to the Board of Optus Singtel, Australia’s second-largest telecommunications provider, where he was responsible for the entire network infrastructure. He also headed the launch of LTE at Optus and initiated several successful efficiency and restructuring programmes.

Günther Ottendorfer does not hold any Supervisory Board mandates outside the Telekom Austria Group.

Hans Tschuden — CFO and Deputy CEO until 31 May 2014.

Hans Tschuden was born in 1958 and is a graduate of the Vienna University of Economics and the International Executive Programme (INSEAD) in Paris. From 1989 Hans Tschuden worked for the Wienerberger Group. In 1999 he became a member of the Wienerberger Management Committee and, in May 2001, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Wienerberger AG.

Hans Tschuden was the Chief Financial Officer of Telekom Austria AG from 1 April 2007. He was appointed the Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Telekom Austria AG on 1 January 2009. Hans Tschuden was named Austria’s best CFO in the Thomson Reuters ‘Extel Awards’ report twice in a row in 2012 and 2013. In April 2014 Hans Tschuden was named ‘CFO of the Year’ for 2013 in the ATX Prime sector by Deloitte in cooperation with Börse-Express and the CFO Club Austria.