Gabriele Schallegger resigns from Semperit Executive Board – Petra Preining new CFO

Vienna, Austria, 17 May 2021 – Gabriele Schallegger, CFO of Semperit AG Holding, resigns prematurely from her position on the Executive Board as of 17 May 2021 for personal reasons. Petra Preining, currently a member of the management team of the B&C Group and Managing Director of B&C Innovation Investments GmbH, will be appointed her successor for an expected period of one year.

“Gabriele Schallegger has very successfully continued the transformation of the finance and IT units at Semperit over the past months. We regret her resignation but respect her personal motives and wish her all the best for her future professional activities,” says Herbert Ortner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding. “With Petra Preining, who already proved herself very well in her interim CFO function at Semperit from March to October 2020, an acknowledged financial expert with extensive international experience returns to the company.”

Following the nomination of the proven industry expert Herbert Ortner as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, which was announced via an ad hoc release on 12 May 2021, another important personnel decision was made in the corporate bodies of Semperit AG Holding, which will put the company in the best possible position for its further transformation and growth course. 

In view of her appointment to the Executive Board, Petra Preining’s mandates on the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee of Semperit AG Holding will be suspended.


Monika Riedel
Director Group Brand Management, Corporate Spokesperson
+43 676 8715 8620

Judit Helenyi
Director Investor Relations
+43 676 8715 8310

About Semperit
The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented group that develops, produces, and sells in more than 100 countries highly specialised rubber products for the industrial and medical sectors: hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings, products for railway superstructures, and  examination and surgical gloves. The headquarters of this long-standing Austrian company, which was founded in 1824, are located in Vienna. The Semperit Group employs around 7,000 people worldwide, including about 3,800 in Asia and around 900 in Austria (Vienna and production site in Wimpassing, Lower Austria). The Group has 14 manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, and America. In 2020, the group generated revenue of EUR 927.6 million and an EBITDA of EUR 208.6 million.


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