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


1981 - 1987

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

1988 - 1990

Freelance consultant
Lecturer at the University of Klagenfurt

1991 - 2000

Deputy Mayor of the city of Villach

2001 - 2014

Member of the Management Board of Infineon Technologies Austria AG

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

April 2014 - July 2017

Senior Director Industrial Affairs at Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Since July 2017

Independent Corporate Consultant

Membership in mandatory supervisory boards


Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Andritz AG1
  • Kärntner Energieholding Beteiligungs GmbH (Chairperson)
  • KELAG-Kärntner Elektrizitäts AG
  • Siemens AG Österreich

Special other functions

  • Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Landesmuseum Kärnten
  • Honorary President of CIC (Carinthian International Club) and Chairperson of ISC
    (International School Carinthia)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)
  • 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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