Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of Webster Vienna Private University was formed to serve as counselors for the Director in conducting university business in Austria. The Vienna campus, like the other European campuses, is governed by the Board of Trustees of Webster University St. Louis and the Vienna Board acts in an advisory capacity. The Board has put its wholehearted support behind the Development efforts at Webster Vienna as with every other aspect of the university’s establishment and growth here. The members are:

 
 
 
Prof. Dipl. Ing. Thomas Hintze
Supervisory Board Chairman of UPC Austria Services GmbH (Committee Chairman)
 

 

Mag. Michael Edelsbrunner
Country Executive, Citibank International Limited Austria Branch

 

Mark Garrett
Chief Executive Officer, Borealis AG

 

 

KR Dipl. Ing. Rudolf Hamp
Member of the Supervisory Board, OPEL Wien GmbH

 

Dr. Patricia A. Helletzgruber
Senior Advisory External Relations, Peter Drucker Society Austria

 

Ing. Rudolf Kemler
Senior Partner, Roland Berger GmbH

 

Janice Dunn Lee
Deputy Director General, IAEA

 

Norbert Lessing
General Manager, Hilton Austria

 

Mag. Gernot Mittendorfer, MBA
Member of the Management Board, Erste Group Bank AG

 

Mag. Harald Neumann
Chief Executive Officer, NOVOMATIC Group

 

 

Prof. Dipl. Ing. Mag. Friedrich Rödler
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Erste Group Bank AG

 

Dr. Walter Schön
Chief Executive Officer, Schoen Aerospace Trading & Consulting

 

Mag. Felix Thun-Hohenstein
Global Business Director, 3M Österreich GmbH & Winterthur Technology Group

 

Dr. Matthias Wechner
Managing Director, G4S Secure Solutions AG

 

H.E. Ambassador Alexa Wesner
US Ambassador to Austria

 

Dipl. Ing. Martin Winkler
Country Manager Austria, ORACLE

 

Emeritus Members

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bode, Former Gen.Manager,Glaxo Smith Kline GmbH; President of Pharma/Austria
  • Dr. Elizabeth Chopin,  Webster Vienna Private University Campus Director 1988-1999
  • Ambassador William C. Eacho III., U.S. Embassy Vienna
  • Theresa Firestone, Former Managing Director, Pfizer Corporation Austria Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Sabine Fleischmann, Board Member, IBM Austria
  • Lydia Goutas, MBA, Managing Partner of Lehner Executive Partners
  • Dr. Arthur E. Hirsh, Webster Vienna Private University Campus Director 2000-2015
  • Dipl. Ing. Edwin Kiefer, Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board, OPEL Austria  
  • Dr. Raoul Kneucker, Former Sektionschef at the Ministry for Education
  • Dr. Kurt Komarek, Former Rektor of the University of Vienna
  • Ing. Mag. Hans Lukits, Managing Director, BEWAG
  • Friederike Mautner Markhof, Mautner Markhof AG
  • Mag. Dr. Emil Mezgolits MA, Webster Class ‘82
  • Mag. Reinhard Möseneder, General Manager Austria & Switzerland, Colgate-Palmolive
  • Dr. Franz Markus Nestl, Senior Partner, GNBZ Graff Nestl Baurecht Rechtsanwälte
  • Mag. Georg Obermeier, formerly Managing Director, Microsoft Austria
  • Dr. Richard A. Paulson, General Manager CEE, Amgen GmbH
  • Dr. Horst Pirker, CEO, Styria Media Group AG
  • Dr. Gerhard Puttner, CEO, Dr. Puttner Communications
  • Hugh Ripps, Director Global Systems Mgmt. Center, Coca-Cola Company  
  • The Honorable Kathryn Walt Hall, Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria  
  • David Waller, Deputy Director General Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)