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Our company

Austrian Power Grid AG employs more than 700 specialists who work together in interdisciplinary teams. Our specialists’ top professional qualifications and high level of personal dedication help to guarantee a secure and uninterrupted supply of electricity around the clock, 365 days a year. 

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Gerhard Christiner

DI Mag. (FH) | Chief Technical Officer

  • 2012 to present: member of the Executive Board of Austrian Power Grid AG 
  • 2006–2012: Head of Asset Management department 
  • 2002–2006: Head of operational management at VERBUND–Austrian Power Grid AG 
  • 2001–2002: E-Control Austria 
  • 1995–2000: Senior Consultant and Energy and Grid Management project head, Verbundplan GmbH 

Additional functions: 

  • World Energy Council board member 
  • Kompetenzzentrum Sicheres Österreich board member 
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of APCS Power Clearing and Settlement AG 
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of CISMO Clearing Integrated Services and Market Operations GmbH 
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of EGE-Einkaufsgenossenschaft der österreichischen Elektrizitätswerke 
  • Vice Chairman of the steering committee of Netze von Österreichs Energie 
  • Member of the Presidium of OVE Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik 
  • Member of the Shareholder Meeting & Cooperation Board of TSCNET Services GmbH 
  • APG representative on the Vienna Energy Intervention Council 
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Thomas Karall

Mag. | Chief Financial Officer

  • 2011 to present: Chief Financial Officer of Austrian Power Grid AG 
  • 2001–2011: Chief Financial Officer of VERBUND–Austrian Power Grid AG 
  • 1999–2001: Managing Director of VERBUND–Austrian Power Grid GmbH 
  • 1998–1999: Commercial Director of the Transmission unit at Österreichischen Elektrizitätswirtschafts-AG (VERBUND) 
  • 1997–1998: Head of Management Accounting (Transmission unit) at Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts-AG (VERBUND) 
  • 1994–1997: management accountant at Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts-AG (VERBUND) 
  • 1989–1994: employee at Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts-AG 

Additional functions – Austria:

  • 2006 to present: member of the Supervisory Board of OeMAG – Abwicklungsstelle für Ökostrom AG 
  • 2006 to present: member of the Central Committee of Österreichs Energie 

Additional functions – Europe:

  • 2006 to present: member of the Supervisory Board of OeMAG – Abwicklungsstelle für Ökostrom AG 
  • December 2008 to present: Austrian representative to European Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) in Brussels 
  • November 2015 to present: board member of H.G.R.T. – Holding Gestionnaires de Réseau de Transport d’Electricité, Paris (49% stake in EPX SPOT SE) 
  • December 2015 to present: member of the General Assembly of JAO – Joint Allocation Office 
  • December 2015 to present: member of the Supervisory Board of EPEX SPOT SE, Paris 

Supervisory Board

Dr Peter F. Kollmann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

First appointed on 3 March 2014

Ing. Mag. Peter Koren

1st Vice Chairman

First appointed on 1 January 2009

Mag. Dr Michael Strugl, MBA

First appointed on 7 March 2019

Mag. Dr Erich Entstrasser

First appointed on 25 February 2010

Dr Christof Germann

First appointed on 28 February 2013

Mag. Leopold Rohrer

First appointed on 25 February 2010

Mag. Dr Georg W. Westphal

First appointed on 1 January 2009

Mag. Andreas Wollein

First appointed on 3 March 2014

Ing. Wolfgang Liebscher

2nd Vice Chairman

Employee representative

Andreas Gross

Employee representative

Mag. Katja Moschini-Klom

Employee representative

Johannes Naber

Employee representative

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