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Dr. Viktoria Kickinger

University Council

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Viktoria Kickinger


Born on 29 September 1952 in Vienna


University education


1981–1986 Journalism and Communication Sciences, Ethnology, Philosophy,

awarded a doctorate from the University of Vienna


Additional qualifications


Legally certified expert for business advertising

Chairperson of the CSE certification commission for supervisory committees / Austrian Chamber of Commerce


Languages Fluent English / Basic knowledge of French


Memberships Rotary International, Vienna South


Key competence in the following spheres:


Successfully overcoming severe company crises as a member of the supervisory board (chairperson of the board S&T AG, board member Polytec Holding AG, deputy chairperson of the board Burgtheater Vienna)

25 years experience in managing concerns, for instance in the public sector (Austrian Post AG, ÖBB, ORF) as well as an industrial holding (ÖIAG)

Involvement in shaping European guidelines

(3rd postal directive, R.I. European Corporate Governance)

Operative experience in the change process of major companies with between 25,000 and 50,000 employees

Co-responsibility and shaping of the IPO of a company with close links to the state (Austrian Post AG,)

Restructuring and new arrangement of departments (enterprises ORF, ÖBB)

Enterprise strategy (Austrian Post AG)

Strategic communication


Branch experience


Automobiles, logistics, media, culture, university boards / science, IT


Membership of supervisory boards


Since 2006 Polytec Holding AG, Austria

Branch: automobiles

Member of the nominating committee


Since 2013 Universität Mozarteum Salzburg 

Chair of the University Council


2009–2015 Vienna State Opera

Deputy chair of the supervisory board


2009–2015 Volksoper

Deputy chair of the supervisory board

2014–2015 Chair of the supervisory board

2009–2015 Art for Art GmbH

Branch: arts, theatre service

Deputy chair of the supervisory board


2008–2013 Vienna University of Economics and Business

Member of the University Council


Since 2011 TUN – advisory board

Environmental fund T-Mobile Austria


2009–2011 S&T AG, Vienna

Branch: IT, service sector

Member of the supervisory board

01/2011–11/2011 Chair of the supervisory board




Self-employed since 2010

Since 2013 DIRECTOR’S CHANNEL / founder and managing director

Internet TV channel for members of supervisory boards, Hamburg


2009–2014 NARA GmbH / founder and managing director

Knowledge base, information and service for members of supervisory boards, Vienna


2004–2009 Austrian Post AG, Vienna

Head of the general secretariat

Head of company development and strategy


2001–2004 Austrian Industry Holding AG, Vienna

Head of financial market communication


1998–2001 Austrian Federal Railways, Vienna

Head of communication


1987–1997 ORF Austrian Broadcasting Company, Vienna

Management and editorial work


1996–1997 Head of marketing at ORF



(January 2016)