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Sabine Herlitschka

Sabine Herlitschka

CEO and CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Sabine Herlitschka is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG, vice-chair of the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, and vice president of the Federation of Austrian Industries.

Her professional career includes industrial biotechnology research, international cooperation and financing in technology and innovation, Internships at leading organizations in the USA, like the Fulbright Scholarship at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University, as well as founding Vice-Rector for Research Management and International Cooperation at the Medical University of Graz, Austria.

Before joining Infineon Technologies Austria, Herlitschka was Director of European and International Programmes in the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. For almost 20 years she has been frequently involved in European Research as advisor, project coordinator and evaluator, as well as participant and Chairperson in strategic European & international expert groups.

In February 2018 she has been elected Chair of the Governing Board of the 5 bn Euro European Public Private Partnership ECSEL-Electronic Components and Systems for Electronic Leadership. Herlitschka holds a Ph.D. in Food- and Biotechnology and a Master of Business Administration.

Amongst others, she is member of the Austrian Council for Research & Technology Cooperation as well as member of the Senate of the German Fraunhofer Society.