NOVOMATIC: 60 percent women on the Supervisory Board
Subtitle: It has been 108 years since International Women’s Day was first celebrated. At that time, the main objectives were equal rights, women's suffrage and the emancipation of female workers. At NOVOMATIC, the share of women among the workforce is well above the industry average.
Gumpoldskirchen, 7 March 2019 (OTS) – “At NOVOMATIC, several women hold top positions. This begins with our five-member Supervisory Board, which has long had a 60 percent share of female members, and continues in various group companies in Austria where women hold executive positions. At NOVOMATIC, 34 percent of all executive positions are now held by women,” explains Harald Neumann, CEO of NOVOMATIC AG. The general women’s quota of NOVOMATIC is 54 percent, well above the industry average. Because according to Eurostat only 30 percent of all those working in science and technology in Austria are female.
At key points of control: Birgit Wimmer and Monika Racek
With Birgit Wimmer, there is also a woman at the head of the holding companies of the NOVOMATIC founder and owner Prof. Johann Graf. As Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Swiss holding company NOVO SWISS AG, Birgit Wimmer is actively involved in international holdings with around 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries. As the Managing Director of Austrian-based Novo Invest GmbH, she is also responsible for major shareholdings of the NOVOMATIC Group.
In addition, Monika Racek has been a member of the Executive Board of the most important domestic NOVOMATIC subsidiary, ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment AG, since 2011. In 2016, she assumed the role of CEO for this domestic gaming services provider. At ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment AG, around 43 percent of all employees are female.
“Of course, our managers must have excellent social and professional skills. We are confident that balanced teams are more creative and deliver better results. That is why we encourage the high potential of female employees as best we can,” concludes Neumann.
Caption: CEO ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment AG Dr. Monika Racek with the Members of the Supervisory Board Barbara Feldmann, Martina Flitsch and Martina Kurz.
Foto credit: NOVOMATIC/Sebastian Philipp
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.