Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG consists of twelve members: eight elected by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting and four employee representatives delegated by the Works Council.

Supervisory Board

  • Erwin HAMESEDER - Chairman
  • Hans-Jörg GEBHARD - Vice-Chairman
  • Klaus BUCHLEITNER - Vice-Chairman
  • Helmut FRIEDL
  • Andrea GRITSCH
  • Thomas KIRCHBERG
  • Josef PRÖLL


Staff Council delegates

  • Daniela BOGNER
  • Thomas BUDER
  • Andreas KLAMLER
  • Rene SCHMID

Supervisory Board Committees

Excerpt from the bylaws of the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board may elect to appoint committees formed from its members in order to prepare meetings and resolutions for the full Supervisory Board, to monitor the implementation of certain resolutions previously passed, or to independently attend to matters assigned to such committees by the full Supervisory Board.

In particular, a Supervisory Board committee (the Personnel Committee) is to be appointed, in accordance with § 92, Para. 4 of the Austrian Stock Corporation Act (AktG.), to act as a representative for the Company in legal matters between the Company and active or retired Executive Board members.

Furthermore an executive committee will be appointed, which is authorized by the supervisory board to decide in urgent issues. The urgency is determined by the chairperson.

Supervisory Board committees shall comprise a chairperson or one deputy and a certain number of members, which is to be appointed by the supervisory board, with the exception of the committee as defined under Para. 2, which shall comprise the chairperson and two further members selected from the Supervisory Board members elected at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. Two deputies for the chairperson may be appointed if such is voted upon

Committies and their respective members:

Personnel Committee =
Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Executive Committee =
Strategic Committee

Audit Committee

  • Erwin Hameseder
  • Dr. Hans-Jörg Gebhard
  • Klaus Buchleitner
  • Erwin Hameseder
  • Hans Jörg Gebhard
  • Klaus Buchleitner
  • Thomas Kirchberg
  • Thomas Buder
  • Andreas Klamler
  • Klaus Buchleitner
  • Hans-Jörg Gebhard
  • Thomas Kirchberg
  • Ernst Karpfinger 
  • Thomas Buder
  • Rene Schmid

Independence of Supervisory Board members

At its sitting on 20 February 2006, the Supervisory Board of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG resolved to adopt the independence criteria contained in Annex 1 of the Austrian Corporate Governance Code.