DI Herbert Paierl

Herbert has over 30 years of management, consulting and investing experience as a CEO, manager and politician in various roles. He began his career has the chief of staff for the Styrian governor Josef Krainer. He then went on to the Styrian hydropower and electric company STEWEAG where he was the CEO. From 1996 to 2004 he was the Styrian Minister of Economy, Finance and Europe where he was responsible for the state budget of EUR 4bn. As minister Herbert developed and implemented the ‘Auto Cluster Styria’ which created 25,000 new jobs in the province and created competence centers, international business networks and cooperation agreements. His next step was as a manager of emerging markets at Cosma International (part of Magna International) followed by the role of CEO at the Austrian private equity fund, UIAG from 2007 to 2009. In 2009 he went back to Cosma lnternational as executive vice-president for Cosma Europe until he finally left to focus on PCB GmbH fulltime in 2012.

Other Functions

  • Member of the supervisory board of the Vienna International Airport
  • Member of the supervisory board Landi Renzo
  • Member of the research technology advisory committee, Graz University of Technology
  • CEO PCB Solar GmbH

Linda Villarreal-Paierl

Linda has over 20 years of consulting experience from various positions. Linda’s career began as a paralegal in Los Angeles law firm, Brobeck, Phleger& Harrison. Her move to Austria demanded a change of career and she became a developer of cross-cultural programs for the Campus 02 University of Applied Sciences. In addition she advised the Styrian Chamber of Commerce on international positioning strategies. She also advised the American Chamber of Commerce Styria where she developed partnerships between the USA and Styrian companies. In 2009 she became the CEO of PCB Paierl Consulting Beteiligungs- GmbH where she leads the real estate investment projects, manages relationship development for clients, doctors business plans and invests in new entrepreneurial ideas, and raises funds for the strategic financial solutions.

Other Functions

  • Member of the Advisory Board of American Chamber of Commerce Austria
  • Member and former Vice President American Women Association Vienna
  • Founder and former President of International Women Association Graz
  • Founder and member of International Women’s Forum