Wolfgang Leitner (born March 27, 1953) has joined ANDRITZ management board as Chief Financial Officer in 1987 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ANDRITZ since 1994.
From 1997 to 1999 he was also a member of the board of AGIV, the former majority shareholder of Andritz. In 1999 Wolfgang Leitner together with financial investors acquired ANDRITZ and took it public in 2001.
Today Wolfgang Leitner through a private trust owns approx. 26% of ANDRITZ’ shares, and controls additional approx. 5% through a second private trust.