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PORR appoints first female chair of Supervisory Board

Vienna, 03.05.2024 – A reshuffle is underway in the PORR Supervisory Board: Long-standing Supervisory Board member Iris Ortner is succeeding Karl Pistotnik as Chair from 30 April 2024, with Pistotnik taking on the role of Deputy Chair.

Following PORR’s buoyant start to 2024, a change has now been decided in the leadership of the Supervisory Board: Iris Ortner is the first woman to head the Supervisory Board of PORR AG, effective 30 April 2024. "In addition to her industry and business experience, Iris Ortner also brings extensive technical expertise. I look forward to continuing our constructive collaboration," says PORR CEO Karl-Heinz Strauss.

Iris Ortner has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2010 as well as chairing PORR’s Sustainability Committee. Iris Ortner will now also chair the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. As Chair of the Supervisory Board, she succeeds Karl Pistotnik, who in turn takes over the position of Deputy Chair from Klaus Ortner. Klaus Ortner has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 1998 and served as Chair and Deputy Chair for many years. He will continue to support PORR as a member of the Supervisory Board with his many years of expertise.

Iris Ortner studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich and completed an MBA at the private business university Insead. In 2013, she took over the helm of IGO Industries, the internationally active group of technology companies, as Managing Director from her father Klaus Ortner. She is now the fourth generation to run the family business.

The Ortner family has close ties to PORR: As part of its syndicate with the Strauss Group, the IGO Industries Group holds a stake in PORR, making it a major PORR shareholder.


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