Helmut Wieser

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

AMAG Austria Metall AG

  • CEO since April 2014
  • March 2014: Member of the Management Board


  • 2006 – 2012: Group President Global Rolling
  • 2004 – 2012: Executive Vice President of Alcoa Inc. (New York)
  • 2001 – 2004: President Flat Rolled Products Europe (Geneva)
  • 2000 – 2001: Vice President Operations Flat Rolled Products Europe (Madrid)

Austria Metall Aktiengesellschaft

  • 1997 – 2000: Member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer (Ranshofen)
  • 1993 – 1996: Managing Director Aluminium Ranshofen Walzwerk GmbH
  • 1990 – 1993: Several Management Positions (Ranshofen)

VOEST-Alpine Industrieanlagenbau

  • 1981 – 1989: Several Management Positions (Linz)
  • 1986 – 1989: President VOESTALPINE Venezuela


  • 1981: Technical University Graz, Austria, Masters degree in mechanical engineering and economics, graduated as Dipl.-Ing.
  • 2006: Executive Training “Sustainable Competitive Advantage”, Harvard Business School, USA

Member of Supervisory Boards

  • OJSC Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), Russia

Other interests

  • Participant in the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980

Dr. Helmut Kaufmann

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

AMAG Austria Metall AG

  • COO of AMAG since September 2007

ARC Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen GmbH

  • 1997-2007: Managing Director

UBE Europe GmbH

  • 1994-1997: Manager for market development and technical consultant


  • 1988-1994: Research assistant, project leader and head of casting research division


  • Helmut Kaufmann studied at Leoben University of Mining (MUL), Austria, and graduated as Dipl. Ing. in 1987. He continued his academic activities as visiting scientist in 1989 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, and received a doctoral degree in 1992 from MUL as well as a post-doctoral teaching qualification from RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 2005

Other interests

  • Helmut Kaufmann continues to teach selected courses on light metals technologies at MUL and RWTH Aachen


Gerald Mayer

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

AMAG Austria Metall AG

  • CFO of AMAG since September 2007

Siemens VAI Metals Technologies

  • 2006-2007: Head of Accounting, Controlling and M&A

VA Technologie AG

  • 2001-2006: Head of Group Accounting

ICON Wirtschaftstreuhand

  • 1996-2000: Tax consultant


  • Gerald Mayer studied business administration at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria and graduated as Magister in 1996. He is certified as tax accountant in Austria (2000) and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the US (2000)


  • Dr. Josef Krenner, Chairman
  • Dr. Hanno M. Bästlein, First Deputy Chairman
  • Dr. Heinrich Schaller, Deputy Chairman
  • Dr. Franz Gasselsberger, Member
  • Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Ortner, Member
  • Mag. Patrick F. Prügger, Member
  • O.Univ.Prof. Dr. Sabine Seidler, Member
  • Dipl.-Ing. Franz Viehböck, Member

Delegated from the Works Council:

  • Max Angermeier, Member
  • Robert Hofer, Member
  • Günter Mikula, Member
  • Martin Aigner, Member