About

Wienerberger Management

Find out more about our management: an overview of the supervisory board of Wienerberger AG.

Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and CFO Willy Van Riet
© Kurt Keinrath

The Wienerberger Managing Board

The managing board of Wienerberger AG makes strategic decisions and performs high-level functions. This team consists of two members: the managing director Heimo Scheuch is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the Wienerberger Group. The financial director Willy Van Riet is responsible for company finances as well as the IT sector.

Heimo Scheuch

Heimo Scheuch, CEO Wienerberger AG
Heimo Scheuch, CEO Wienerberger AG (© Kurt Keinrath)

Managing Director of Wienerberger AG, CEO 
Appointed until the 1st April 2023

Heimo Scheuch (born 1966) took over the role of Wienerberger AG managing director in August 2009. Ever since then he has managed the development of the Wienerberger Group. Heimo Scheuch began his career with the company in 1996 as a management assistant. One year later he moved into a senior management role for TERCA Bricks in Belgium and in 1999 he would become their CEO. On 21 May 2001, Heimo Scheuch became a member of the managing board of Wienerberger AG. 

Heimo Scheuch, an Austrian native, studied business and law in Vienna, Paris and London. In 1993, he completed his doctorate at the University of Vienna, becoming a Doctor of Law. He began his professional career with the Milan- and London-based law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon working in corporate finance. 

Additional Management and Supervisory Roles:

  • Managing Director of Wienerberger West European Holding GmbH
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TONDACH Gleinstätten AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vienna Stock Exchange AG and the CEESEG AG
  • President of Construction Products Europe and Vice President of Cerame-Unie

Willy Van Riet

Willy Van Riet, CFO Wienerberger AG
Willy Van Riet, CFO Wienerberger AG (© Kurt Keinrath)

Member of the Wienerberger AG Managing Board, CFO 
Appointed until 1st April 2022

CFO Willy Van Riet (born 1957) has been responsible for the financial control of the Wienerberger Group since April 2007. Van Riet has been active in the building materials sector since 1993. As CFO, he managed the initial public offering of TERCA Brick Industries and went on to lead the secondary public offering of Koramic Building Products in Belgium. Since 2001, he has been a part of the Wienerberger AG supervisory board and worked as CEO of the UK Wienerberger divisions until 2004. 

Willy Van Riet, a Belgian native, studied Economics and completed a Master’s in Business Economics at the University of Gent. He began his professional career as a chartered accountant, following on from which he worked as a senior manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Belgium. 

Additional Management and Supervisory Roles: 

  • Managing Director of Tondach Holding GmbH, WIBRA Clay Roof Tiles Holdings GmbH, Wienerberger Share Administration GmbH, Wienerberger Roof Holdings GmbH, Wienerberger Finance Service GmbH, Wienerberger Gamma Asset Management GmbH, Wienerberger Industrial Holdings Management GmbH, Wienerberger West European Holding GmbH and Wienerberger Finance Service B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Supervisory Board Member of TONDACH Gleinstätten AG and Wienerberger BV (Netherlands)
  • Vice President of Wienerberger NV (Belgium)
  • Director of General Shale Brick Inc. (USA)

Wienerberger Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board Wienerberger AG
from top left: Peter Johnson, Franz Josef Haslberger (resigned), David Davies, Regina Prehofer, Christian Jourquin, Wilhelm Rasinger, Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie, Myriam Meyer (© Kurt Keinrath)

The supervisory board of Wienerberger AG consists of 11 members: 8 shareholder representatives, voted in at the AGM and 3 employee representatives delegated by the worker’s council. The supervisory board is independent. The business activities of the board are governed by Austrian law, the Austrian Corporate Governance Code, the Articles of Association, the procedural rules of the Supervisory Board and any internal guidelines.

Shareholder Representatives

Regina Prehofer
Chairwoman of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board 

Chairwoman of the Personal-and Nomination Committee/Remuneration Committee
Independent, appointed until the 150th AGM (2019), first appointed on the 13th May 2011.

Regina Prehofer (born 1956) has enjoyed an illustrious career in Austrian banking. Among other roles, she was a member of the managing board of Bank Austria Credit Institute AG and a member of the managing board of BAWAG P.S.K. as well as Vice Rector for Finance and Infrastructure at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Prehofer completed her studies in business and law in Vienna. Furthermore, she represents various supervisory boards for multiple Austrian companies.

Peter Johnson
Deputy Chairman of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board
Chairman of the Strategic Committee

Independent, appointed until the 152nd AGM (2021), first appointed on 12th May 2005.

Peter Johnson (born 1947), after starting his career at Unilever plc , Johnson undertook various management positions at Redland plc – among others, in his role as director he was responsible for the roofing and brick business. These roles were followed by positions as CEO of Rugby Group plc and George Wimpey plc. Johnson completed his studies in Economics at the University of Oxford. Until 2012 he was the chairman of the managing board of DS Smith plc and is currently the chairman of the managing board of Electrocomponents plc.
 
David Davies
Deputy Chairman of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Independent, appointed until the 152nd AGM (2021), first appointed on 19th May 2017.

David Davies (born 1955) began his professional career as a financial auditor. Following positions in the finance sector at BOC plc and Grand Metropolitan plc, he took on the role of vice president for Finance and Market Development of the Disney Store Europe. Afterwards, Davies enjoyed positions as CFO at London International Group plc, Morgan Crucible plc and at OMV AG from 2002 to 2016. Davies studied Economics at the University of Liverpool and completed an MBA programme at the Cass Business School in London. He is a member of the supervisory board and is chairman of the audit committee of Ophir energy plc and Uniper SE.

Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie
Member of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board

Independent, appointed until the 150th AGM (2019), first appointed on 22nd May 2015.

Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie (born 1957) has worked in management for Hoechst Pharmaceutical Group and Volkswagen France. In 1997 Grégoire Sainte Marie joined the Lafarge Group, where she held various management positions. From 2007 to 2009, Grégoire Sainte Marie was President and CEO of Tarmac France and Belgium, and from 2009 to 2011 of FRANS BONHOMME. Grégoire Sainte Marie studied at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and graduated in Business Law in 1980. She is a member of various supervisory boards.

Peter Steiner
Member of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board

Independent, appointed until the 153rd AGM (2022), first appointed on 14th June, 2018.

Peter Steiner (born in 1959) spent many years of his career as a certified public accountant with Arthur Anderson & Co. Subsequently, he assumed management positions with Süba Bau AG, the investment company One Equity Partners LLC, MG Technologies AG, and Dyckerhoff AG, a company of the building materials industry. Peter Steiner studied business administration in Cologne and Mannheim. Currently, he works as a certified public accountant, tax advisor and corporate consultant. Peter Steiner is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Caldic B.V. in Great Britain and Zeal Network SE in the Netherlands; he also serves as member of international boards of administration and supervisory boards.   

Christian Jourquin 
Member of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board

Independent, appointed until the 153th AGM (2022), first appointed on 16th May 2014.

Christian Jourquin (born 1948) worked in various management positions at SOLVAY S.A. from 1971 to 2012. Among other roles, he was CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Jourquin completed a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management in Brussels and the International Senior Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He is Honorary Chairman of the Managing Board of SOLVAY S.A., Chairman of the Board of Directors of KNDS, a member of the Supervisory Boards of Louis Delhaize and ING Belgium, and Chairman of various non-profit organizations.

Myriam Meyer
Member of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board

Independent, appointed until the 150th AGM (2019), first appointed on 22nd May 2015.

Myriam Meyer (born 1962) worked in management for Swissair Flight Operations and SR Technics. Following this, she took over management positions in F. Hoffmann La Roche, Roche Consumer Health, the RUAG Group and WIFAG-Polytype Holding. Since 2011, Meyer has been the owner and managing director of mmtec. Myriam Meyer completed her degree in Engineering and her doctorate in Mechanics in Zurich. Meyer forms part of various management-, supervisory- and foundation boards and is vice president of the Commission for Technology and Innovations (CTI).
     
Wilhelm Rasinger
Member of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board

Independent, appointed until the 150th AGM (2019), first appointed on 27th May 2006.

Wilhelm Rasinger (born 1948) began his professional career as a project manager at the Hernstein Institute for Management and Leadership. He was an honorary professor at the Vienna University of Technology and lecturer at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Vienna and Krems and held a leading position in the insurance industry (auditing, assets). From 1993 to 2014, Wilhelm Rasinger was working as a business consultant. Rasinger completed his doctorate in Business Management in Vienna. He is the chairman of the Austrian Shareholder Association (IVA, Interessenverband für Anleger), member of various supervisory boards and chairman of a private trust.

Employee Representative

Gerhard Seban 
Member of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board

Initially delegated on 3rd February 2006.

Gerhard Seban is Chairman of the Works Council at the Hennersdorf site (Austria) and Chairman of the Central Works Council of Wienerberger Brick Industry GmbH, the Group Works Council and the European Works Council of Wienerberger AG.

Claudia Schiroky
Member of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board

Initially delegated on 2nd July 2002.

Claudia Schiroky is Chairwoman of the Works Council and the Central Works Council of Wienerberger AG and Deputy Chairwoman of the Group Works Council of Wienerberger AG.

Gernot Weber
Member of the Wienerberger AG Supervisory Board

Initially delegated on 16th May 2014.

Gernot Weber is an industrial electrician and Chairman of the Works Council at the Göllersdorf site (Austria), Deputy Chairman of the Central Works Council of Wienerberger Brick Industry GmbH and a member of the Group Works Council of Wienerberger AG.
 

Committees

Executive Committee
Regina Prehofer (Chairwoman), Peter Johnson, David Davies

Strategic Committee
Peter Johnson (Chairman), Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie, Christian Jourquin, Regina Prehofer, Gerhard Seban, Peter Steiner

Audit Committee
David Davies (Chairman), Christian Jourquin, Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie, Wilhelm Rasinger, Gerhard Seban

Personal – Nomination Committee/Remuneration Committee
Regina Prehofer (Chairwoman), Peter Johnson, Myriam Meyer, Gerhard Seban
 

Succession Planning

As underlined during the 149th Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2018, the Supervisory Board of Wienerberger AG is committed to a transparent procedure of selecting candidates for the Supervisory Board in line with the highest possible standards of corporate governance. A structured process of succession planning is in place on the basis of a detailed profile, which is supported by Korn Ferry as an external consultant company. The latter was mandated to search for a capital representative as a candidate for election to the Supervisory Board in 2019.

Find out more about the Supervisory Board and Management at Wienerberger.

Further Information

Organizational structure of the Wienerberger Group

Our Business Areas

Wienerberger pursues clear goals in its strategy.

Strategy

Alois Miesbach and Heinrich Drasche with the traditional Wienerberger brick

History

The sites of the Wienerberger AG.

Location