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Dr. Viktoria Kickinger

Chairman 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

Chair

2009–2011 S&T AG, Vienna

Branch: IT, service sector

Member of the supervisory board

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

 

Career

 

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)