| Claus Raidl |
|Born||6. November 1942|
|Alma mater||Vienna University of Economics and Business, Duxbury High School|
Claus Josef Raidl is an Austrian manager. From September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2018 he was Chairman of the General Council of the the National Bank, Oesterreichische Nationalbank. Raidl has been Vice President of the European Forum Alpbach since March 20, 2012. He attended the 2001 Bilderberg meeting.
After graduating from school in 1961, Raidl studied economics at the University of World Trade in Vienna. In addition, he earned a diploma from Duxbury High School in Massachusetts, USA. In 1966 he graduated with a degree in business administration and in 1971 he received his doctorate in commercial sciences. During his studies, Raidl was chairman of the main committee of the Austrian Students' Association at the University of World Trade. Raidl is an original member of both the Austrian Catholic student fraternity Norika and the Catholic academic fraternity Bajuvaria Vienna.
In 1970 he began his career as an assistant at the Institute for Applied Social and Economic Research. After further positions at banks and insurance companies, Claus Raidl became a board member of ÖIAG in 1982. He had management positions at VOEST-Alpine and Austrian Industries. From 1991 to 2010, Raidl was CEO of Böhler-Uddeholm AG.
On May 21, 2008, Raidl was appointed as the new Chairman of the General Council of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank effective September 1, 2008 and reappointed on September 1, 2013. In August 2018 it was announced that Harald Mahrer would succeed him as President of the General Council of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank on September 1, 2018.
In addition, Claus J. Raidl was represented on several supervisory boards, e.g. at the Vienna Stock Exchange and Donau Versicherung, and from 2001 to 2006 President of the Austrian University of Applied Sciences Council (FHR). He is a federally appointed member of the Institute for Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) and has also been Vice President of the European Forum Alpbach since 2012. He was mentioned several times as a possible Economics Minister for the ÖVP.
He is married and has three sons.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2001||24 May 2001||27 May 2001||Sweden|
|The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.|