Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein has been Chairman of the Board and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Reed Exhibitions Austria since November 2017. Three years later - in November 2020 - he also took over the same position for Reed Exhibitions Germany.
Born in Vienna, he began his professional career in sales for Austria at the Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Group, where he worked from 1999 to 2011, rising to the position of Managing Director and Head of Sales for Austria, Romania, Italy, Turkey and the SEE region. His Executive MBA degree from the IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia also falls into this period.
This was followed by a position as COO at F. Trenka chem.-pharm Fabrik GmbH in Vienna, where Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein was entrusted with the development of new business areas and cooperation with contract manufacturers.
Immediately prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, he served as Director of Marketing and Sales in Europe at Graphic Packaging International, based in Brussels, where his responsibilities included the conception and implementation of a Europe-wide sales and marketing structure.