Michael Linhart has been Managing Director of Raiffeisen Informatik GmbH & Co KG since 2017 and Managing Director of Raiffeisen Informatik Geschäftsführungs GmbH since 2019. He is responsible for the functions Audit, Architecture & Innovation, Strategy & Communication, People & Change, the function unit Corporate Services and the two delivery units Infrastructure and RBI & Uniqa.
Linhart commenced his career in 1991 in software development and subsequently as a system engineer at Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB), where he assumed control of Network, Telephony and Network Security. As early as 2010, Linhart oversaw the division of the IT-infrastructure of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and thereafter took responsibility for IT-Outsourcing as a project manager. In 2016 he became CTO of the RBI group and since then he has been in charge of strategic orientation, technical infrastructure and the entire innovative strength of the RBI group.
Dietmar Pucher joined Raiffeisen Informatik GmbH & Co KG and Raiffeisen Informatik Geschäftsführung GmbH as Managing Director on June 1, 2023. He is responsible for the Information & Cyber Security and Finance & Controlling function units,the Release and Portfolio Management function, and the Raiffeisen and Common Services delivery units.
Pucher began his career at Raiffeisen in 1995 at Raiffeisen Landesbank Steiermark in the data center environment in technical infrastructure consulting for Raiffeisen banks.
Further stations led him to Raiffeisen Informatik, where he worked for several years as managing director in the IT field service in Romania, via Raiffeisen Zentralbank to Raiffeisenbank International.
In 2015, he took over the program management for the Digital Regional Bank – the largest digitalization project of the Raiffeisen Banking Group Austria. From 2019, he served as Managing Director of Raiffeisen Digital GmbH.
It was not just the moon landing that took place in 1969; that year also witnessed the foundation of ‘Raiffeisen Rechenzentrum’ (RRZ).
With a staff of just two employees at the outset, the newly founded enterprise’s ambition was to be the best technological companion in all IT-concerns to its clients. As early as 1972, RRZ assumed control of investment accounting for Raiffeisenkasse and developed programs for EDI accounting. Modernization proceeded apace – already in 1979 in Retz accounting was switched to a computer based system in the bank’s 1000th location, and in 1986 the first foyer ATM was installed.
Due to constantly increasing data volumes, a second location was introduced to further improve reliability. The business expanded solidly in every respect and in 2001 began to offer its services to the IT industry.
Its greatest achievement was the development and operation of the Austrian truck toll system, which was awarded numerous prizes, for instance the state award. By 2008 Raiffeisen Informatik was operational in 30 countries worldwide, as a result of a successful participation strategy. Due to the financial crisis, the enterprise shifted back to its origins: data center services for banks and insurances.
Raiffeisen Informatik belongs primarily to Raiffeisen Landesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG, which owns 47.35 %, and RZB Invest Holding, which owns 46.95 %. Further companies such as Raiffeisenlandesbank Burgenland and Revisionsverband eGen, UNIQA Insurances Group AG, RBI AG, Raiffeisen Bausparkasse GmbH, Raiffeisenlandesbank Steiermark AG hold minority interests of between 1% and 0.10 %.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
DI Florian Kinast
Dr. Rudolf Könighofer
Dr. Erik Leyers
Mag. Thomas Nussbaumer
Mag. Petra Postl
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