Dipl. Ing. Richard H. Ramsauer

Dipl. Ing.
Richard H. Ramsauer

Educational Background
1956-1964 Gymnasium Gmunden, Upper Austria
1964-1969 Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna Studies on the Forestry Branch with final degree „Diplom Ingenieur für Forstwirtschaft“
1974 Additional States Examine on the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Vienna as condition for the management of big forest enterprises according to Austrian National Forestry Law
1968 Two month of working experience in Canadian Westcoast Forestry with Mc Milan Bloedel
Languages German as mother language, English fluently, Italian fluently, French
Professional Background
1971-1975 Forest Engineer and Assistant of the Director at Leobner Realgemeinschaft, Austrian Forest Enterprise
1975-1979 International Timber Trade Company with main markets in Italy and Near East countries like Jordania, Saudi Arabia and North Yemen Responsibility for purchase and sales on all markets
1979-1989 Forest Director for the Estates of the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein in Austria, one of the biggest private forest Estates Activities from forestry to real estate and into timber Industries, overall responsibility
1990-1991 Opening of consultancy firm for forest industries, working as State Licensed Specialist for forestry for Courts in Austria
1992-2001 General Director and Speaker of the Board of Österreichische Bundesforste AG, the Austrian Federal Forests, one of the biggest forest enterprises in Europe Legal change into a shareholder company with approval of the national government of the Republic of Austria 1996 New overall group strategy with rollout 1997
since 2001 Ramsauer Consulting International with international consultancy projects:

  • Czech National Forests LCR – strategy
  • Croatian National Forests – strategy
  • Mondi P&P supply chain – wood supply chain
  • Burgo P&P Italy supply chain – wood supply chain
  • Mondi Poland – sawmilling project
  • Founding Member of the Irish Natural Forestry Foundation in Skibbereen, Ireland
  • Member of Advisory Board of Brookside Capital in San Francisco, 1990-1999
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Haas Holding, Washington D.C., 1991-2000
  • Secretary General of The Honorary Committee of The Spanish Riding School, 2002-2009
  • President of the Supervisory Board of ESTAG AG (Energy Styria AG) – Austria, 2003-2004
  • Member of the Supervisory Board (Universitätsrat der Universität für Bodenkultur) in Vienna, 2004-2007
  • Member of Advisory Board Abalon (Sawmilling), 2004-2007
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of The Spanish Riding School Vienna, 2005-2009
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Hitthaller Company (Construction Business), 2006-2007
  • President of the Board of AGES Vienna (Austrian Food and Drug Agency), 2007-2010, member since 2003
  • Austrian Chamber of Commerce Vienna, since 2006 Chairman of the committee for examination of auditors and public accountants
  • President of the supervisory board of ALRAG AG, Vienna since 2016
  • 1999: Karl-Abetz-Preis of the forestry faculty of the University of Freiburg, Germany, for “Merits of economic development of forestry in Central Europe”
  • 1999: Großes Goldenes Verdienstkreuz für Verdienste um die Republik österreich, i.e. The Golden Cross for merits of the Republic of Austria, given by the President of the Republic of Austria through the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Mag. Wilhelm Molterer
  • 2001: Großes Ehrenzeichen des Landes Steiermark für besondere Verdienste um das Bundesland Steiermark, i.e. The Golden Medal for merits of the Province Styria, given by the Styrian Parliament through the Govenor of Styria
Mag. Wilhelm Molterer
Former Vice Chancellor, Minister of Finance
Dr. Franz Fischler
Former European Commissioner, former Minister of Forestry and Agriculture