Mag. Dr. h.c. Monika Kircher

Independent Corporate Consultant

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  • Year of birth: 1957
  • Place of birth: Spittal an der Drau, Austria
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • Member since: 15 October 2016
  • End of term: 2025


  • Study of commercial science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, graduated as Magistra, doctoral studies at UAM Mexico City


Since July 2017

Independent Corporate Consultant

April 2014 - July 2017

Senior Director Industrial Affairs at Infineon Technologies Austria AG

June 2007 - March 2014 Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of Infineon Technologies Austria AG
April 2001 - May 2007 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infineon Technologies Austria AG, responsible for finance, research and personnel

2001 - 2014

Member of the Management Board of Infineon Technologies Austria AG

1991 - 2000

Deputy Mayor of the city of Villach

1988 - 1990

Freelance consultant
Lecturer at the University of Klagenfurt

1981 - 1987

Managing directors of the regional office Kärnten of the ÖIE - Österreichischer
Informationsdienst für Entwicklungspolitik

Membership in mandatory supervisory boards


Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Kärntner Energieholding Beteiligungs GmbH (Chairperson)
  • KELAG-Kärntner Elektrizitäts AG
  • Siemens AG Österreich

Special other functions

  • Honorary President of CIC (Carinthian International Club)
  • Member of the Foundation Board of Kärntner Kulturstiftung


  • WU Managerin of the year 2008
  • Honorary doctorate of the University of Salzburg
  • Counsellor of Commercial
  • Bearer of the Great Golden Medal of Honor of the state of Kärnten
  • Bearer of the Great Golden Medal of Honor for services to the Republic of Austria
  • Municipal coat of arms of the city of Villach

Core competences

  • Comprehensive energy expertise (electricity generation from renewables, energy trading and conventional electricity generation)
  • Expertise in company strategy development and implementation 
  • Competence in the areas of new technologies and digitisation
  • Leadership experience
  • Profound knowledge of the public sector
  • International experience in the energy sector, knowledge of its international status and of domestic and international interests in relation to the sector
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial statement audits
  • Special knowledge and experience in applying accounting principles and internal monitoring methods
  • Appropriate expertise in co-determination matters


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