Executive Board

Martin Winkler, MBA
Chairman of the Executive Board

Martin Winkler, born in 1981, was appointed as the spokesperson of the executive board on October 1, 2017, and on December 12, 2019, he was appointed as the chairman of the executive board of Österreichisches Verkehrsbüro AG. Starting from 2015, this Viennese native was responsible for the group finances as a member of the extended management team. From 2009, he led the group marketing, took over controlling in 2010, and shortly thereafter assumed the financial department. Winkler has been employed at VERKEHRSBUERO since 2001.

Areas of responsibility: Corporate division VERKEHRSBUERO HOSPITALITY including the brands Austria Trend Hotels, BASSENA, Palais Events, Camping, as well as the hotels operated under the franchising brands of Radisson. Further the corporate functions human resources, strategy, finance, and corporate legal.


Joint areas of responsibility for the executive board members include:

– Corporate division NXT Destination
Corporate function Corporate Governance

Birgit Wallner, Dipl.-Kffr
Executive Board Member

Birgit Wallner, born in 1973, has been a member of the executive board of Österreichisches Verkehrsbüro AG since January 1, 2024. The Upper Austrian began her career at VERKEHRSBUERO in 2008 in the marketing department. In recent years, she has held various leadership positions across the entire group – in addition to overseeing marketing and communication matters, she has also served as the managing director for Camping. Since November 2023, Wallner has been a member of the management board of Eurotours GmbH and Ruefa GmbH.  

Areas of responsibility: Corporate division VERKEHRSBUERO TRAVEL, including the business units Ruefa and Eurotours. Further the corporate functions in marketing and communication, as well as IT.


Management Board I Verkehrsbüro Hotellerie GmbH

Michael Kröger
Kay Fröhlich

Management Board I Palais Events Veranstaltungen GmbH

Michael Kröger
Kay Fröhlich



Management Board I Ruefa GmbH

Michele Fanton
Birgit Wallner, Dipl. Kffr.

Management Board I Eurotours GmbH

Thomas Zanolin, MBA
Birgit Wallner, Dipl. Kffr.

Management Board I Intertravel Reisebüro GmbH

Manfred Felbinger
Michele Fanton



Group Stakeholder & Board Management

Mag. Julia Hyna

Head of Corporate Human Resources | Finance | Facility Management, Central Purchasing, Fleet & Reception

Mag. Katja Bodner

Head of Corporate Governance I ESG

Carmen Velikogne-Schmickl

Head of Corporate Marketing & Communication I Sustainability Affairs

Djeiran Malek-Hofmann, BA, MAS

Head of Corporate Strategy

Elfriede Perndorfer

Head of Corporate Legal

Mag. Robert Wildling


Members of the supervisory board


Mag. Alexander Wolfgring

Deputy Chair

Dr. Ralph Müller
DI Hans-Dieter Toth


Dr. Christine Dornaus
Dr. Nobert Griesmayr
Dr. Erich Hampel
DI Brigitte Jilka
Richard Neidinger
Mag. Harald Nograsek
Mag. Edgar Zrzavy

Members from the staff council:

Bettina Baumgartner
Nicole Göller
Paul Knapp
Karin Parzmair
Berend Tusch

Images (c) VERKEHRSBUERO/Andreas Jakwerth