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News vom 30.09.2009

New CEO: Georg Pölzl Assumes Position as Chairman of Austrian Post’s Management Board

Effective October 1, 2009, Georg Pölzl assumes office as the Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Austrian Post.

In June of this year, the Supervisory Board of Austrian Post appointed Mr. Pölzl as the new CEO for the five-year period ending September 30, 2014. Rudolf Jettmar, who managed the company on an interim basis, will remain as Austrian Post’s Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. “I would like to thank Mr. Jettmar and all the members of the Management Board for their outstanding work, and look forward to working together with them”, says Georg Pölzl.

“I am assuming this responsible position with great pleasure but also considerable respect for the formidable challenges facing Austrian Post due to the process of market liberalisation and changes in the postal business“, he adds. “For this reason, my priority during the upcoming weeks will be to also get to know Austrian Post from the inside“, Georg Pölzl concludes.

About Georg Pölzl:
Georg Pölzl most recently served as the Spokesman of the Management Board of T-Mobile Germany. Previously, he worked for two years as the special deputy of the Management Board of Deutschen Telekom with responsibility for implementing the successful restructuring programme at the company. Before moving to Germany, Mr. Pölzl was the Managing Director of T-Mobile Austria in Vienna. Georg Pölzl began his professional career as a corporate consultant for McKinsey & Co. Subsequently, he was appointed to the Management Board of the mechanical engineering and plant building company Binder & Co AG. Pölzl studied at and graduated from Montana University in Leoben, Austria.

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