Supervisory Board

Corporate bodies and employee representatives

The Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG consists of four representatives elected by the general meeting (capital representatives) and two employee representatives sent by the Works Council. All capital representatives are elected by the end of the general meeting which resolves on the discharge of members for the financial year 2023 (provisionally June 2024).

Christina Foerster (chairman)
member of the Supervisory Board since 2 April 2020
member of the Board, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

KommR Veit Schmid-Schmidsfelden (deputy chairman)
member of the Supervisory Board since 3 September 2009
Managing Director Rupert Fertinger GmbH

Mag. Dr. Christine Catasta
member of the Supervisory Board since 3 November 2020
Director of Österreichische Beteiligungs AG (ÖBAG)

Dr. Hans-Joachim Arnold
member of the Supervisory Board since 17 June 2021
Vice President Compliance & Data Protection, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Employee representatives

in accordance with § 110 of the Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz [Labour Relations Act]

Rene Karl Pfister
member of the Supervisory Board since 16 March 2020

Andreas Geldner
member of the Supervisory Board since 1 March 2023

Sub committees of the Supervisory Board

In accordance with § 11 point 1 of the articles of incorporation of Austrian Airlines, the Supervisory Board may form committees from among its members. In accordance with §§ 5 and 6 of the rules of procedure for the Supervisory Board, the Supervisory Board has the following committees:

Executive Committee and Remuneration Committee


The Executive Committee decides on all matters concerning the relationships between the company and members of the Management Board, unless the Supervisory Board is responsible for this. In its capacity as a Remuneration Committee, the Executive Committee deals in particular with matters of the remuneration of the Management Board members and the content of employment contracts with members of the Management Board.


Christina Foerster
Andreas Geldner