Our management team

Products and solutions for international e-Commerce, payment processing and risk management are changing very quickly.

New legal requirements and rules, new distribution channels and new target markets require fast, clear cut decisions. That is why Wirecard AG relies on a dynamic management team with a high level of know-how and a clear vision for the company.

Dr. Markus Braun

CEO, CTO Wirecard AG

born in 1969, Austrian, Member of the Board since 2002

Professional career
since 01/2002
Member of the Management Board, Wirecard AG, Munich

11/98-2001
e-Strategy Project Manager, KPMG Consulting AG, Munich 

1995-11/98
Senior Consultant, Contrast Management Consulting GmbH; Vienna, Strategy and Strategic Controlling segment 

1996-2000
Doctorate in Social and Economic Sciences, University of Vienna

1995-1996
Research Assistant, Institute for Applied Computer Science, University of Vienna 

1989-1995
Technical University of Vienna, degree in Commercial Computer Science

Secondary activities and memberships
none

Alexander von Knoop

CFO Wirecard AG

born in 1972, German, Member of the Board since 2018

Professional career
01/2018
Member of the Management Board, Wirecard AG, Munich

01/2018
Managing Director Wirecard Acquiring & Issuing GmbH, Munich

01/2014
Member of the Management Board, Wirecard Bank AG, Munich 

2005-2014
Started as Internal Revisor; most recently Member of the Management Board, Wirecard Bank AG, Munich

2001-2005
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Frankfurt am Main and Munich; most recently Senior Associate in Banking and Investment Management

2000
International Diploma in Business Administration, University of California Berkeley Ext

Secondary activities and memberships
none

Jan Marsalek

COO Wirecard AG

born in 1980, Austrian, Member of the Board since 2010

Professional career
02/2010
Member of the Management Board, Wirecard AG, Munich

2009-2010
Took over sales management functions, Wirecard AG, Munich

2002-2009
Vice President, Technology and Product Development; Managing Director of group subsidiaries, Wirecard AG, Munich 

2001-2002
Manager IT/Technology, Wirecard AG, Munich

2000-2001
Project Manager, Payment Systems, Wirecard AG, Munich

1999
Co-Founder and Partner of an e-Commerce applications software company

Secondary activities and memberships
none

Susanne Steidl

CPO Wirecard AG

born in 1971, Austrian, Member of the Board since 2018

Professional career
01/2018
Member of the Executive board, Wirecard AG, Munich

03/2017
Managing Director Wirecard North America Inc.

2006-2015
Started as Senior Product Manager; most recently Executive Vice President Issuing Services, Wirecard Technologies GmbH, Munich

1998-2006
Axxom Software AG, Munich; most recently Managing Director, Axxom Development Center S.R.L., Timișoara, Romania

1994-1997
University of Innsbruck/ Austria and Universidad Católica de Valparaíso/ Chile, degree in Psychology 

03/1990-06/1994
University of Innsbruck/ Austria and the Aarhus School of Business/ Denmark, degree in Business Administration

Secondary activities and memberships
none

Supervisory board

Wulf Matthias (Chairman)
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Alfons Henseler (Deputy Chairman)
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Stefan Klestil (Member)
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Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach (Member)
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Vuyiswa V. M’Cwabeni (Member)
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Susana Quintana-Plaza (Member)
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