Member of the Board
Gerhard Starsich has been CEO of the Austrian Mint since July 2011 and a member of the board since 2008. He is mainly responsible for developing group, brand and communication strategies for finance and treasury as well as for IT and personnel management.
The commercial science graduate began his career in the accounting department at Austrian Airlines. As of 1988 he worked for the auditing firm Arthur Andersen. In 1991 he transferred to the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), from where he was appointed, in 1994, to the European Monetary Institute, today’s European Central Bank. Back in Vienna he worked as of 1997 as Director for finance and controlling at the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity. As of 1999 he was, as Managing Director, responsible for the successful restructuring of APSS GmbH (Austrian Payment Systems Services) and Austria Card Plastikkarten und Ausweissysteme GmbH. Gerhard Starsich was also responsible for the integration of Austria Card into the Lykos Inform Group.
Member of the Board
Dr Manfred Matzinger-Leopold joined the Executive Board of the Austrian Mint in September 2012. Alongside Gerhard Starsich he is responsible for the continuing successful development of the company. His remit includes all technical departments, research and development, engraving/design and quality management, B2B sales, material management, laboratories and security.
Born in 1970, he studied engineering physics in Vienna with a focus primarily on the areas of metallurgy and production optimization. Following his graduation he was responsible for project management in an international environment at high-tech company Frequentis AG. Subsequently, the father of three worked at healthcare company Vamed where, with the help of his 300 staff, he increased efficiency and productivity. Prior to joining the Austrian Mint, Manfred Matzinger-Leopold was authorized signatory and a managing director at Ascom Austria GmbH.