Change for Strength

Mag. Markus Kraetschmer

Mag. Markus Kraetschmer

Born on 10 December 1971, Vienna

The path so far

Academic High School

Matura, June 1989

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Completion of business studies, June 1995

Schoellerbank AG, Vienna

Junior Controller, 07/1995 - 10/1997

FK Austria Wien (Group)
  • Various functions, Manager from 1997
  • CEO of FAK AG from 2008
  • Managing Director of various subsidiaries (Ltd. for Food & Beverage, Merchandising, Real Estate, International Marketing), 11/1997 - 06/2021
FK Austria Wien representative on Austrian FA (ÖFB) committees

Presidential Board, Board of Directors, Finance Commission, Supervisory Board of Austrian FA Business ltd.), 03/2006 - 06/2021

FK Austria Wien representative on Austrian LEAGUE (ÖFBL) committees

Vice President, Supervisory Board member, various working groups such as TV contract and licensing, 03/2006 - 06/2021

Representative of FK Austria Wien in the European Club Association

220 clubs in Europe, 02/2007 - 06/2021

Sporting successes of FK Austria Wien under MK's leadership (National)
  • 3x Austrian Championship
  • 5x Austrian Cup Winner
  • 2x Super Cup Winner
  • 3x Indoor Champion
Sporting successes of FK Austria Wien under MK's leadership (International)
  • 1x UEFA Champions League Group Stage
  • 1x UEFA Cup Quarter Finals
  • 6x UEFA Cup/Europa League Group Stage
CSR activities
  • Creation of a separate umbrella brand for the areas of environment (Environmental Award of the City of Vienna, stadium construction according to ÖGNI criteria)
  • Society commitment (SCORT Foundation, Special Violets)
  • Social commitment (Caritas, learning assistance, special therapies)
  • Development of the dual education model with the Ball Sports High School, Vienna (showcase project in Europe)
  • Co-Development of the dual training model with the VIOLAFIT program (club internal)
  • Development of the women's football department incl. Youth Academy (from 2015)
International contacts - development of the internationalisation strategy
Partnerships with:
  • Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
  • BVB Dortmund (D)
  • FC Bayern München (D) - IT department, SAP project
Digitalisation - FK Austria Wien
  • Implementation of SAP project in all areas of the club (Sport & Admin)
  • Cashless Payment (First stadium in Austria)
Infrastructure - FK Austria Wien
  • Planning and implementation of the new building of the club academy (06/2010)
  • Successive modernisation of the stadium (new stand, floodlights, lawnheating)
  • Initiator of the S.T.A.R. project (new stadium, training plant modernisation, academy extension)
Technical Presentations
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA)/Boyd School of Law - Class "Professional Sports Law"
  • Austrian Soccer League´s Academy and Campus
  • Contrast Management Academy at international congresses
  • Technical articles and co-book author
Lecturer at the International Football Institute (IFI)

(in cooperation with the University of Applied Management; in Ismaning, GER) for the modules "Organisation in Football" and "International Association Management" , starting September 2021

Personal Awards
  • Golden City Hall Man, Vienna (2014)
  • Grand Decoration of Honour, Burgenland (2018)
  • VICTOR Sports Manager of the Year (2018)
Languages
  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (native proficiency; spoken and written fluently)
  • French, Spanish (basic knowledge)

News

Our latest projects

VIENNA VIKINGS in the EUROPEAN LEAGUE of FOOTBALL

06 / 2022

VIENNA VIKINGS in the EUROPEAN LEAGUE of FOOTBALL

Our new team from Vienna outclassed the Istanbul Rams last Saturday on Turkish soil at the Maltepe Hasan Polat Stadyumu with 49-0 (season record win!) and are thus still first in the Central Conference.

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World Business Angel Investors Week - WBAF Austria

06 / 2022

World Business Angel Investors Week - WBAF Austria

Today the World Business Angels Forum (WBAF) Austria Expertentalk took place in Vienna and online for investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and interested parties.

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Austrian Volleyball League - Negotiations successfully concluded

06 / 2022

Austrian Volleyball League - Negotiations successfully concluded

The Austrian Volleyball Federation (ÖVV) and the Austrian Volleyball League (ÖVL), newly founded in January 2022, are jointly opening a new chapter in domestic indoor volleyball. With independence and innovation, the men's volleyball league wants to take off anew.

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The VIENNA VIKINGS are looking forward to the start of the ELF 2022 season

05 / 2022

The VIENNA VIKINGS are looking forward to the start of the ELF 2022 season

The Vienna Vikings franchise model, which was launched in September 2021, is about to embark on a premiere season of a very special kind: in the fast-growing sport of American football, the kick-off for the European League of Football 2022, the "Champions League" in American football in Europe, is coming up on June 4th. As one of twelve teams from five nations, the Vienna Vikings, Vienna's No. 1 in football, will be at the start of Europe's top league of American football.

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