Mag. Dr. h.c. Monika Kircher

Pörtschach (Austria)

Year of birth: 1957
Place of birth: Spittal/Drau
Nationality: Austria


Study of economics with degree Magistra,University of Economics Wien and Mexico City



1981Managing directors of the regional office Kärnten of the ÖIE - Österreichischer
Informationsdienst für Entwicklungspolitik
1988Freelance consultant
Lecturer at the University of Klagenfurt
1991Deputy Mayor of the city of Villach
January 2001Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG
April 2001Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infineon Technologies Austria AG
responsible for finance, research and personnel
June 2007

Chief Executive Officer 

(CEO) of Infineon Technologies Austria AG

April 2014 - July 2017Senior Director Industrial Affairs at Infineon Technologies Austria AG
since July 2017Consultant

Membership in mandatory supervisory boards


Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

Andritz AG

Austrian Airlines AG

Kärntner Energieholding Beteiligungs GmbH (Chairperson)

KELAG-Kärtner Elektrizitäts AG

Siemens AG Österreich


Special other functions

Honorary President of CIC (Carinthian International Club) and Chairperson of ISC
(International School Carinthia)

Co-founder of "Initiative für Kärnten"

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)



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

Utility sector

Public sector - including EU and other countries

Managerial experience


Accounting, auditing and internal audit

Relevant knowledge in innovation management