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Mag. Dr. h.c. Monika Kircher



  • Year of birth: 1957
  • Place of birth: Spittal/Drau
  • Nationality: Austria


  • Study of economics with degree Magistra,University of Economics Wien and Mexico City



Managing directors of the regional office Kärnten of the ÖIE - Österreichischer
Informationsdienst für Entwicklungspolitik


Freelance consultant
Lecturer at the University of Klagenfurt


Deputy Mayor of the city of Villach

January 2001

Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG

April 2001

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infineon Technologies Austria AG
responsible for finance, research and personnel

June 2007

Chief Executive Officer 

(CEO) of Infineon Technologies Austria AG

April 2014 - July 2017

Senior Director Industrial Affairs at Infineon Technologies Austria AG

since July 2017


Membership in mandatory supervisory boards


Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Andritz AG
  • Kärntner Energieholding Beteiligungs GmbH (Chairperson)
  • KELAG-Kärtner Elektrizitäts AG
  • Siemens AG Österreich

Special other functions

  • Honorary President of CIC (Carinthian International Club) and Chairperson of ISC
    (International School Carinthia)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)
  • Member of the Foundation Board of Kärntner Kulturstiftung


  • WU Managerin of the year 2008
  • Honorary doctorate of the University of Salzburg
  • Counsellor of Commercial
  • Bearer of the Great Golden Medal of Honor of the state of Kärnten
  • Bearer of the Great Golden Medal of Honor for services to the Republic of Austria
  • Municipal coat of arms of the city of Villach

Core competences

  • Utility sector
  • Public sector - including EU and other countries
  • Managerial experience
  • Co-determination
  • Accounting, auditing and internal audit
  • Relevant knowledge in innovation management
  • Digitization