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Executive Board

Green Energy Lab

Our Executive Board combines deep knowledge and years of experience from the four energy providers in the Flagship Region with a grand vision of a sustainable energy future.

Raphaela Reinfeld

Raphaela Reinfeld

Board Member

Raphaela Reinfeld, MBA, holds the position of head and speaker of the Executive Board. She heads the innovation and product management department at Energie Burgenland AG (Inc.) and was previously responsible for renewable forms of energy, innovation and communication as an assistant to the CEO. Raphaela Reinfeld studied energy economy and communication sciences in Vienna, Eisenstadt, and Rome (ITA) and holds two master’s degrees.

Andrea Edelmann

Board Member

DI Dr. Andrea Edelmann is the deputy chairwoman of the Executive Board. She heads the Innovation, Sustainability and Environmental Protection department at EVN Group. The graduate technical chemist is a graduate of the Stanford LEAD program in Corporate Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she also works as an ambassador. As a certified Design Thinking Coach, the involvement of customers is particularly important to her.

Mathias Schaffer

Mathias Schaffer

Board Member

Graduate engineer Mathias Schaffer is treasurer of the Executive Board. The graduate electrical engineer is a specialist for energy research and innovation management at Energie Steiermark AG (Inc.) with a focus on innovation strategy and innovation processes and on activities as a business incubator.

Michael Fuchs

Board Member

DI Dr Michael Fuchs MBA is secretary of the Executive Board. He heads the Corporate Affairs department at Wien Energie and is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of organizational and strategy projects. Before that, he headed the department for renewable energy, electrical energy and district heating in the according ministry. Among other things, Fuchs worked as an expert for energy policy and energy research in the Federation of Austrian Industries. Michael Fuchs holds a doctorate in process engineering from the Vienna University of Technology.