Rudolf Kemler

Senior Partner, Roland Berger GmbH

Member of the WVPU Advisory Board since 2012

Since September 2015, Rudolf Kemler is Senior Partner at Roland Berger GmbH.

After graduation from engineering school, Rudolf Kemler began his career in the banking sector (Creditanstalt, Girozentrale and Studiengesellschaft für Sparkassenautomation). In 1984, he became General Manager of WBG Betriebswirtschaft Beratungsgesellschaft m.b.H., an international business consulting firm specializing in organizational development and strategic consulting.

In 1989, he joined the management team of Nixdorf Computer GmbH, where he also headed the Banks & Insurance division. In 1990, after playing a key role in organizing the merger between Siemens-Data and Nixdorf, Kemler became Director of Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme GmbH in Vienna. In 1992, he moved to the international corporate headquarters of Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG in Munich, where as Executive Vice President he was in charge of global finances for the Branch Systems sector. Beginning in 1995, Kemler headed the Computer Systems division of Siemens Nixdorf for the Austria & South East Europe region, headquartered in Vienna. From 1998 to 2000, he was Senior Vice President and CIO with international responsibilities at GE Capital Corporation in Stamford (United States), where he helped guide the company through a phase involving numerous international acquisitions. In 2000, he became CEO of the publicly traded Technology Business Incubator AG, headquartered in Vienna.

From 2002 until the end of January 2008, he was CEO of T-Systems Austria and Regional Supervisor for Central and Eastern Europe. Afterwards, he joined HP Austria as Managing Director. In this capacity, he was responsible for business operations, and also headed HP Austria’s Enterprise Business Group. Starting in November 2012, Rudolf Kemler was the Managing Director of ÖBIB - Österreichische Bundes- und Industriebeteiligungen GmbH.

Rudolf Kemler is the President of the Austrian Internet Task Force, member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Austrian Industries in Vienna, Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Austria and a committee member of the Advisory Board of Webster University, Vienna, as well as of the Association of the Austrian Electrical and Electronics Industries (FEEI). Furthermore he is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Société Horlogère Reconvilier AG, Switzerland.