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FCC to appoint Benita Ferrero-Waldner as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Alpine Holding GmbH

27/03/2012

FCC to appoint Benita Ferrero-Waldner as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Alpine Holding GmbH

  • The appointment will take place at the next Supervisory Board meeting of Alpine, FCC's Central and Eastern European subsidiary
FCC to appoint Benita Ferrero-Waldner as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Alpine Holding GmbH

FCC continues to strengthen its internationalisation strategy, this time at Alpine, the company's subsidiary in Central and Eastern Europe. Benita Ferrero-Waldner will be appointed chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Alpine Holding GmbH at the next board meeting, following the Shareholders Meeting which will approve the 2011 financial statements.

Ferrero-Waldner will replace Dietmar Aluta, who FCC maintained as chairman of the supervisory board when it acquired Alpine in mid-2006. Dietmar Aluta will assist Ferrero-Waldner, who is currently a member of the Supervisory Board. This appointment comes weeks after Johannes Dotter was appointed managing director of Alpine.

According to Baldomero Falcones, Chairman and CEO of FCC Group: "Benita Ferrero's cachet in Austria and her experience in international relations will help reinforce Alpine in the markets where we operate."

Ferrero-Waldner considers the chair of Alpine's Supervisory Board to be "a great responsibility, and also a challenge". She expressed confidence that she can "contribute her experience in diplomacy and international relations to Alpine's development".
International, political and diplomatic experience

Ferrero-Waldner, who is a native of Salzburg (Austria) and holds a PhD in Law, was appointed to the Supervisory Board of Alpine Holding GmbH in January 2011. She was formerly European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, finally, for Trade. She was formerly Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs, candidate for the Presidency of Austria in 2004, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Aid, Head of Protocol at the UN and a career diplomat for Austria.

 

 

In the private sector, Ferrero-Waldner is currently a director of MunichRe, one of the world's leading reinsurance companies, and a trustee of the Principe de Girona Foundation and FRIDE (Foundation for International Relations and Dialogue).

About Alpine
Alpine Holding GmbH heads a construction group with headquarters in Salzburg and operations in 30 countries. It obtains 3.5 billion euro in annual revenues and has over 15,000 employees. It is one of the leading infrastructure construction and industrial services companies in Central and Eastern Europe, with a particularly strong position in Austria and Germany (which represent two-thirds of its revenues). Alpine also has an Energy division.
 

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