Supervisory Board appoints New Chairman of the Executive Board as successor to Georg Pölzl.

The Supervisory Board of Austrian Post has appointed Walter Oblin as Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Austrian Post with effect from 1 October 2024. He succeeds Georg Pölzl, who has been Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of the company since 1 October 2009. With his 15 years of service, Pölzl will be the longest-serving CEO of Austrian Post.
Walter Oblin will continue in his current role as Management Board Member responsible for Finance and Mail (CFO) until he takes over the position of the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO.
“Following an international tender, we are focusing on continuity paired with further development with the appointment of Walter Oblin as CEO of Austrian Post. As a long-standing member of the Management Board, he has extensive industry and management experience to ensure the stability of the company together with the team of Austrian Post, while at the same time driving growth and innovations that will lead the company into a sustainably successful future”, says Elisabeth Stadler, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Austrian Post.
“I am looking forward to my new role, in which I can lead one of Austria's most exciting companies into the future with full commitment. My aim is to continue to be there for customers, employees and the environment in equal measure. We want to be a modern, innovative logistics and technology company for our customers and an attractive and future-oriented employer for our employees. Austrian Post will continue to be a pioneer in terms of sustainability and at the same time a reliable player on the capital market”, says Walter Oblin, Deputy CEO, Management Board Member for Finance and Mail (CFO), Austrian Post.
Walter Oblin has been Chief Financial Officer of Austrian Post since 1 July 2012 and Deputy CEO since 1 January 2019. He is also in charge of the Mail Division. His responsibilities as a Management Board Member include Group Accounting & Treasury, Group Controlling, Group Real Estate, Group IT & Procurement as well as Group Legal, all of which are key management and service functions at the corporation. Walter Oblin is also Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of bank99.
“I am delighted that my successor has been appointed from within our own ranks. Walter is a long-standing Management Board colleague and companion who has been with Austrian Post for 14 years in various positions and will continue to develop the company and its employees in the best possible way. I believe Austrian Post is very well positioned for the future," explains Georg Pölzl, CEO, Austrian Post.

Source: Austrian Post