Construction is a people business. Dedicated teams secure our success. Entrepreneurial thinking is becoming ever more important. We are ideally equipped for the future with our management team, a team that encourages every PORRian to contribute and play a proactive role in shaping PORR.
Group Executive Board
There is a three-strong Group Executive Board at the head of PORR: Karl-Heinz Strauss as CEO and majority shareholder, Christian B. Maier as CFO and Hans Wenkenbach as COO – both of whom are also invested in PORR. Their comprehensive expertise and competencies in the fields of economics, financing and construction are what makes our Board a powerful team, while their forward-looking ideas ensure stability and continuity.
Karl-Heinz Strauss, MBA (CEO)
Born 1960, married, one daughter, one son
After graduating from the technical college of civil engineering, Karl-Heinz Strauss studied at Harvard University, at the Management Business School in St. Gallen and received his MBA from the IMADEC University in Vienna. Until 2000, he held various positions at Raiffeisen Zentralbank – including in the construction and real-estate divisions. He then founded Strauss & Partner Immobilien GmbH, whose best-known projects include the EURO PLAZA office park in Vienna. He took over as Chief Executive Officer of PORR AG in September 2010.
Christian B. Maier (CFO)
Christian Maier graduated in mechanical engineering from HTBL Kapfenberg, a secondary industrial college, before going on to study geology and business administration in Vienna. His career led him to Creditanstalt and Bank Austria AG and later to UnternehmensInvest AG. In 2003, Christian Maier moved on to Constantia Industries. He has been Chief Financial Officer of PORR AG since February 2012.
Hans Wenkenbach (COO)
Born 1957, married, two sons
After graduating from the Delft University of Technology, J. Johannes Wenkenbach began his career at the Dutch construction company Ballast Nedam Groep. He extended his international expertise in the construction business at various international construction companies, such as the Royal BAM Group subsidiary Wayss & Freitag Ingenieurbau AG. His most recent positions were COO of the El Seif Group in Saudi Arabia and Vice President of its infrastructure division. He has been Chief Operating Officer of PORR AG since February 2012.
Members of the Executive Board
The Executive Board is the management body for the PORR operating business. It bundles the operating competencies from the individual business units and selected shared services. With their expertise, the members of the Executive Board support our Group Executive Board for every decision with their specialist and detailed knowledge.
Memeber of Executive Board
The Supervisory Board of PORR AG consists of experienced, successful entrepreneurs and managers and supports our management team with regard to strategic issues.
Karl Pistotnik (Chairman)
Klaus Ortner (Deputy Chairman)
Appointed by the Works Council