As a member of the company’s Executive Board, Petra Preining was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Semperit AG Holding effective 17 May 2021. As such, she manages the finances of the company’s Industry and Medicine segments as well as Accounting & Tax, Financial Control, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Treasury and IT.
On 29 September 2021 Ms Preining also assumed responsibility for Communications, Investor Relations, Compliance, Human Resources, Legal and the Restructuring Office.
After studying business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, she worked for Unilever (Austria Frost GmbH) and Kraft Jacobs Suchard in a variety of finance positions before joining Wyeth in 2001. During her nine-year tenure at Wyeth, Ms Preining served as Finance Manager ECE/CIS/MEA and CFO Russia. From 2010 to 2013, she was Finance Director at TRC Ltd/Tiller JLT and from 2013 to 2015 she served as CFO at Austrian Kurdish Oilfield Services LLC.
From 2016, Ms Preining was employed at B&C Industrieholding GmbH. From February 2017, she served as Managing Director of B&C Innovation Investments GmbH and from September 2018 as Senior Finance Expert with B&C Industrieholding GmbH. From May 2017, Ms Preining served simultaneously as a member of both the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee of Semperit AG Holding. She has served on the supervisory board of Frequentis AG since September 2019.
In March 2020, Ms Preining took on the role of interim Chief Financial Officer of Semperit AG Holding for about seven months. In October 2020, she returned to the B&C Group where she served as Managing Director of both B&C KB Holding GmbH and B&C Innovation Investments GmbH.
Petra Preining was born in 1973 in Vienna, Austria.