Executive Board


Wolfgang Leitner (President and CEO)

Joined ANDRITZ in 1987 as CFO, has served as President and CEO since 1994.

Areas of responsibility:
Central Group functions: Human Resources Management, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Internal Auditing, Information Technology, and Manufacturing Management

Professional career:
Member of the Managing Board of AGIV AG, founder and President of GENERICON Pharma GmbH, Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, Research Chemist at Vianova/HOECHST


Humbert Köfler

Joined ANDRITZ in 1987 and was appointed as member of the Executive Board in 2007.

Areas of responsibility:
Pulp & Paper (Service) and Separation

Professional career:
Head of the Paper Mill Services division at ANDRITZ AG, Head of the Mechanical Pulping Systems division at ANDRITZ AG, Regional Sales Manager at ANDRITZ Sprout-Bauer GmbH, Export Marketing Manager at Biochemie GmbH


Norbert Nettesheim

Joined ANDRITZ on October 1, 2019 and has been member of the Executive Board since December 1, 2019.

Areas of responsibility:
Central Group functions: Controlling and Accounting, Treasury, Order and Project Financing, Legal, Compliance and Group Procurement Management

Professional career:

Managerial positions with increasing responsibility at the Voith Group, including the position of commercial director in various group companies and most recently as head of Group Controlling, Accounting and Investments at Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA.


Joachim Schönbeck

Joined ANDRITZ in 2014 as member of the Executive Board.

Areas of responsibility:
Pulp & Paper (Capital Systems), Metals Processing, as well as Group Quality and Safety Management

Professional career:
Spokesman of SMS Holding GmbH and Chairman of the Management Board of SMS Meer GmbH, management positions at SMS Group, Siemens, and Mannesmann


Wolfgang Semper

Joined ANDRITZ in 2006 when the company acquired VA TECH HYDRO and was appointed as member of the Executive Board in 2011.

Areas of responsibility:
Hydro and Group Automation, as well as Group Corporate Security

Professional career:
President of ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH and Head of the Large Hydro division of the HYDRO business area, management functions at VA TECH VOEST MCE and Voest-Alpine MCE, Technical Calculations Engineer at Voest-Alpine AG