Wienerberger AG enlarges its Managing Board to include a third member. As decided by the Supervisory Board, Solveig Menard-Galli will assume the newly created position of “Chief Performance Officer” (CPO). Starting on June 1, 2019 as CPO, she will be responsible for the management of further steps to enhance the performance of the Wienerberger Group.
Solveig Menard-Galli will drive the implementation of the Fast Forward 2020 optimization programme, which is running since 2018, and advance the associated cultural change within the Group; additionally, she will be in charge of the digitalization strategy of the Wienerberger Group. As of June 1, 2019, the Managing Board of Wienerberger AG will consist of Heimo Scheuch (CEO), Willy Van Riet (CFO) and Solveig Menard-Galli (CPO).
Solveig Menard-Galli is Austrian by birth. She received her university degree in controlling, strategic management, marketing and international management from the University of Klagenfurt, where she also taught as a lecturer. She completed her studies at Fontainebleau (INSEAD) and in Hawaii, where she obtained a Certificate of International Management. She started her professional career with Brau Union, a member of the Heineken Group. In 2008, she moved on to the Heineken Group headquarters in Amsterdam and was appointed Finance Director for Heineken Netherlands in 2011. After some time in executive positions at L’Oréal Austria, she joined Wienerberger in 2016 as CFO of the Clay Building Materials Europe Division. Since 2018, she has been in charge of the Fast Forward programme.