Executive Board

Stefan Pierer (CEO)

Stefan Pierer (CEO)

First-time appointed: June 02, 2015
Appointed until December 31, 2023

After graduating from the Montan-University in Leoben, Austria (Business and Energy Management), Stefan Pierer began his career as sales assistant at HOVAL GmbH in Marchtrenk in 1982 and then later on as sales manager for upper Austria and authorized signatory. In 1987 he founded the PIERER Mobility Group in which he acts as majority shareholder and member of the Executive Board. He has been shareholder and member of the Management Board of KTM AG since 1992 and member of the management board of Pierer Bajaj AG.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pankl AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Oberbank AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of PIERER E-Bikes GmbH

Friedrich Roithner (CFO)

Friedrich Roithner (CFO)

First-time appointed: June 02, 2015
Appointed until December 31, 2023

After graduating from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Business Administration), Friedrich Roithner started his career as an auditing assistant at one of the big four leading tax consultancy and auditing companies in Austria (focusing on tax consultancy and auditing). In 1992 he switched to Austria Metall AG and was a member of the Management Board from 2002 until 2006.

Since end of 2007 Friedrich Roithner is part of the management team at the PIERER Mobility Group. In 2015 Friedrich Roithner became CFO of PIERER Mobility AG.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KTM AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KTM Components GmbH
  • Chariman of the Supervisory Board of PIERER E-Bikes GmbH
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG

Viktor Sigl, MBA

Viktor Sigl, MBA

First-time appointed: December 19, 2019
Appointed until December 31, 2023

After graduating from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz with a degree in Business Administration, Viktor Sigl started his professional carrier at KPMG in the field of financial auditing and tax consultancy. In 2005, after completing his tax consultancy examinations and an MBA program at the University of Toronto, he joined voestalpine AG to become head of Corporate Tax & Finance Advisory. Before joining the KTM AG in 2011, Viktor Sigl was commercial director in the field of international industrial assembly. Since 2012 he has been member of the Management Board (CFO) of KTM AG.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KTM Components GmbH
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pierer E-Bikes GmbH

Hubert Trunkenpolz

Hubert Trunkenpolz

First-time appointed: January 1, 2018
Appointed until December 31, 2023

After graduating from the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Business Administration), Hubert Trunkenpolz started his career at ISA Audivisual Communication Corp. as marketing manager and subsequently at TRUMAG as sales manager / managing director. He has been at the PIERER Mobility-Group since 1992 and a member of the Executive Board of the KTM Group since 2004. Hubert Trunkenpolz also became a member of the Executive Board of KTM AG in 2007 and of PIERER Mobility AG in 2018.

Supervisory Board

Josef Blazicek (Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Entrepreneur)

Josef Blazicek (Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Entrepreneur)

First-time appointed: 2008
Appointed until at the end of the Annual General Meeting ruling upon the financial year 2025

Josef Blasicek began his career in the International Sales division of GIRO Credit Bank der Österreichischen Sparkassen AG. From 1989, he was head of the trading department at ERSTE BANK AG, before taking up the same position at INVESTMENTBANK AUSTRIA AG in 1991, where he was inter alia a director of Bank Austria Securities Ltd. From 1997 to 2000, he was Head of Syndications at ICE Securities Ltd. Subsequently, until 2003, he was managing shareholder at OCEAN Equities Ltd. Since 2000 Josef Blazicek has been working in the QINO Group / Ocean Constulting GmbH in various leading positions.

Since 2008 Josef Blazicek has been a member of the Supervisory Board of PIERER Mobility. He has held the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2015.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of All for One Steeb AG
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pierer Industrie AG
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pierer Bajaj AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG

Rajiv Bajaj (Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Rajiv Bajaj (Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

First-time appointed: 2022
Appointed until at the end of the Annual General Meeting ruling upon the financial year 2026

Rajiv Bajaj holds a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and started his career at Bajaj Auto Ltd. in 1990 in the “Streamlines Manufacturing Systems” department. In 1995, Rajiv Bajaj changed the department and worked as General Manager and Vice President in the “R + D and Engineering” department. In 2000, as Deputy General Manager, he began realigning the marketing, sales and service interfaces and promoted export initiatives. In April 2005, he became the Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Ltd.

Rajiv Bajaj has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board since 2022.

Iris Filzwieser (Member of the Supervisory Board)

Iris Filzwieser (Member of the Supervisory Board)

First-time appointed: 2022
Appointed until at the end of the Annual General Meeting ruling upon the financial year 2026

After completing her education at the HTL for mechanical engineering and business administration in Wolfsberg, Iris Filzwieser graduated as a graduate engineer at the University of Leoben. In June 2005, she was awarded a doctorate in mining sciences. Iris Filzwieser is, among other things, founder and managing director of METTOP GmbH, president of Austrian Cooperative Research, member of the management board of Deltaakademie, University of Leoben, member of the jury of the Austrian Research Foundation FFG, member of the delegates’ assembly of the Austrian Science Fund FWF and board member of the DigiTeRRI project of the University of Leoben.

Iris Filzwieser has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board since 2022.

Michaela Friepess (Member of the Supervisory Board)

Michaela Friepess (Member of the Supervisory Board)

First-time appointed: 2022
Appointed until at the end of the Annual General Meeting ruling upon the financial year 2026

After completing her studies in commerce, Michaela Friepess started her professional career in 1998 as a financial analyst and in business development at GE Capital Bank in Vienna and in Paris until 2003. In September 2003, she joined the PIERER Group. Against the background of her extensive practical experience and specialization in capital markets and corporate governance, she also holds the position of Compliance Officer. In addition, as a member of the Executive Board of Pierer Industrie AG, she is responsible for Investor Relations and Sustainability. She is also an authorized signatory of Pierer Konzerngesellschaft mbH.

Michaela Friepess has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board since 2022.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pierer Bajaj AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG

Srinivasan Ravikumar (Member of the Supervisory Board)

Srinivasan Ravikumar (Member of the Supervisory Board)

First-time appointed: 2022
Appointed until at the end of the Annual General Meeting ruling upon the financial year 2026

Srinivasan Ravikumar holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a licensed Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor. He started his career at Bajaj Auto Ltd. in June 1984 in the Corporate Finance Department. In 1994, he was able to take over as the head of the Business Development Department. Currently, Srinivasan Ravikumar serves as Chief Business Development Officer and is responsible for the Business Development & Assurance Department. He is also a member of the Corporate Management Committee, Investment Committee and Foreign Exchange Management Committee of Bajaj Auto Ltd. His responsibilities include Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Foreign Collaborations and IP Management.

Srinivasan Ravikumar has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board since 2022.

Klaus Rinnerberger (Member of the Supervisory Board)

Klaus Rinnerberger (Member of the Supervisory Board)

First-time appointed: 2015
Appointed until at the end of the Annual General Meeting ruling upon the financial year 2024

Mag. Klaus Rinnerberger studied law in Vienna and began his career in 1987 as an auditor and consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co. He subsequently performed a variety of management roles in the automotive industry, including serving on the Executive Boards of Magna Automobiltechnik AG and Magna Steyr AG. In 2009, he joined the Executive Board of Polytec Holding AG, serving as CEO of the Peguform Group after its separation from Polytec until 2011. In addition, Klaus Rinnerberger is member of the management board of Pierer Industrie AG.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive GmbH
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pankl AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG