We place great emphasis on a lean organizational structure and flat hierarchies. Our employees communicate directly and efficiently – without long official channels and bureaucratic obstacles. This naturally also applies to relationships with our customers. They benefit from this communication culture because it means that they are given faster, more individual and more personal service.
Michel Haller was appointed as CEO of Hypo Vorarlberg as at 1 January 2017. Johannes Hefel and Wilfried Amann make up the rest of the Managing Board.
The Supervisory Board of Hypo Vorarlberg monitors the activities of the Managing Board. Regarding to the applicable articles of the statute, the commitee consists of a chairman, a deputy chairman and four to eight shareholder representatives. The members of the current Supervisory Board of the Bank are ten shareholder representatives and five delegates of the Works Council. These are chosen by the Works Council from among the council members within the meaning of the Austrian Labour Constitution Act.
The roughly 50 members of the Advisory Board of Hypo Vorarlberg are personalities who are characterised by their critical stance, powers of judgement and entrepreneurial thinking. The committee is made up of personalities from politics, the public and business. Its objective is the further commercial and economic development of Hypo Vorarlberg as an independent, federally organised bank.
The Advisory Board has the task of advising and supporting the Managing Board and the Supervisory Board of Hypo Vorarlberg with regard to important general economic issues, particularly if these affect customers’ interests. As such, the Advisory Board makes an important contribution to safeguarding the company’s future.
The Managing Board also considers the role of the Advisory Board members to include supporting the bank with suggestions, feedback and recommendations regarding potential new customers, acting as valuable ambassadors who represent Hypo Vorarlberg in the public eye.
Hypo owners and voting rights at Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG
Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG (Hypo Vorarlberg) was established by the Vorarlberg state parliament in 1897 and has been a stock corporation since 1996. The State of Vorarlberg holds 76.0308% of the ordinary shares through Vorarlberger Landesbank-Holding. The remaining voting rights (23.9692%) are held by Austria Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, which is owned by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (15.9795%) and Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg Förderbank (7.9897%).
The fact that the State of Vorarlberg is the majority stakeholder ensures that the bank acts in the interest of the people and businesses in its core regions.
A) Vorarlberger Landesbank-Holding
A-6900 Bregenz, Hypo-Passage 1
Vorarlberger Landesbank-Holding is a special fund of the State of Vorarlberg
B) Austria Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
D-70174 Stuttgart, Am Hauptbahnhof 2
D-70173 Stuttgart, Am Hauptbahnhof 2
Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank
D-76113 Karlsruhe, Schloßplatz 10/12
Equity interests of Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG
As a universal bank, we offer our customers both traditional banking products and a range of banking-related services in the fields of real estate, insurance and leasing via our subsidiaries and equity interests. Hypo Vorarlberg holds direct or indirect equity interests in the following companies (selection):
Hypo Vorarlberg Immo Italia GmbH, Bolzano
HYPO Vorarlberg Leasing AG, Bolzano
Hypo Immobilien & Leasing GmbH, Dornbirn
Hypo Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Dornbirn
Hypo Informatikgesellschaft m.b.H., Bregenz
HYPO EQUITY Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG, Bregenz
Betriebsansiedlungs GmbH, Dornbirn,
Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee AG, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Hypo-Haftungs-Gesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna
MASTERINVEST Kapitalanlage GmbH, Vienna
Hypo-Wohnbaubank Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna