Stefan Pierer was born in 1956 in Bruck an der Mur in Austria. He earned an engineering degree in business and energy management from Montan University in Leoben in Austria in 1982.
Stefan Pierer began his career as a management assistant at HOVAL (GmbH), where he also became the Chief Sales Officer from 1984. In 1987 he founded Pierer Industrie AG, an investment group with headquarters in Austria, which he developed with his profound industry know-how as well as his expertise in product and brand development into a leading European industrial group in more than three decades. The company’s focus is mainly on the automotive high-tech component sector and the global “powered two-wheeler segment”. The motorcycle brands produced and sold include KTM, Husqvarna, GASGAS and MV Agusta.
Stefan Pierer is a member of the following other legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:
- Mercedes-Benz AG (group mandate)
- Pankl AG* - Chairman
- Pankl Racing Systems AG* - Chairman
- SHW AG*
- Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive GmbH*
- Oberbank AG (listed)