Georg Pölzl, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Georg Pölzl has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Austrian Post since 1 October 2009. He consistently focuses on both the business and the services of Austrian Post. By following this lead, Austrian Post will be able to succeed in times of market liberalisation and prepare the corporation for the future.
Based on its strong position in Austria, Austrian Post’s strategy is clearly aligned with the following cornerstones: securing and expanding Austrian Post’s market leadership in Austria as well as pursuing growth in selected markets, especially in the Parcel & Logistics Division; continuously improving efficiency and streamlining the cost structure as well as developing even better customer orientation and introducing innovations in all business areas. In cooperation with employees and executives, Austrian Post developed a corporate mission statement designed to serve as a guideline for the organization’s corporate culture. This mission statement describes the values the company believes in when it comes to interaction among employees, with clients, business partners and shareholders.
Walter Oblin, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Walter Oblin has been Chief Financial Officer of Austrian Post since 1 July 2012. He is an executive with extensive international experience in the postal and logistics industries who joined Austrian Post in 2009 as the director of the Strategy and Corporate Development Division. His expertise helped take the corporate strategy to the next level and allowed it to be implemented consistently. As the Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for the following areas: financial reporting, corporate controlling, finance/ Letter Mail Division, Advertising Mail & Branches as well as Parcel & Logistics, treasury, corporate real estate, central purchasing, IT and legal as well as regulatory management. The common denominator of these areas is that they are critical to the company’s development and service orientation.
Walter Hitziger, Member of the Board
Walter Hitziger has been a member of the board of Austrian Post since May 2004. Since September 2011, he has led the consolidated Mail & Branch Network Division consisting of a total of 17,000 staff members. This division is in charge of all processes required for letter-mail items, from posting to sorting at six sophisticated logistics centres all the way to delivery.
His division also delivers addressed and non-addressed advertising mail items, both in Austria and abroad, and offers a wide range of advertising solutions for its clients, from coverage optimisation to pinpointed target audience definition. In addition, his division is the place to turn to for newspaper and magazine delivery and discount services for NGOs (“Sponsoring.Post”).
The Mail & Branch Network Division also offers many innovative and personalised additional services, including geo and dialogue marketing as well as address and document management. In terms of branch network, the division focuses on the sustainable operation of Austrian Post service locations operated in cooperation with BAWAG P.S.K., A1 and Austrian Post Partners throughout Austria. The division continuously strives to increase efficiency both in delivery and branch network operations. In addition, it focuses on customer service and continuous quality improvement.
Peter Umundum, Member of the Board
Peter Umundum joined Austrian Post in 2005 as a co-director of the Letter Mail Division. Since 1 April 2011, he has been the board member in charge of the Parcel and Logistics Division, which has a strong market presence and company-owned subsidiaries in ten European countries. The Parcel & Logistics Division’s main assets are its comprehensive high-quality parcel services as well as its strong market position, which allows the division to provide efficient logistics services as well as value-added services tailored to the needs of every specific market. The division continues to focus on achieving profitable growth in Europe, expanding its range of services based on customers’ needs as well as taking every opportunity to increase efficiency.