AGES Management

As a company of the Republic of Austria, we have been working for the health of humans, animals and plants for over 20 years. We have thus been pursuing the One Health approach since our foundation. Our managing director and our employees in 6 business areas, 3 departments and 9 staff units and support areas perform the tasks defined in the Health and Food Safety Act (GESG) in the fields of public health, animal health, food safety, drug safety, food security, radiation protection, risk assessment, risk communication and research .

In addition, we provide 3 federal agencies(Federal Office for Food Safety - BAES, Federal Office for Safety in Health Care - BASG and Federal Office for Consumer Health - BAVG, which operate in the fields of agriculture, drug safety and consumer health, respectively) with all the necessary resources to perform their duties. Our Supervisory Board ensures that we carry out our activities in the best possible way and in the interests of Austrians.

Managing Director
People in management level
Members of the Supervisory Board

Our management

Dr. Anton Reinl, Management Board

As one of the leading European experting organizations, we contribute to minimizing the risks as well as to safeguarding the food basis.

Dr. Anton Reinl, Geschäftsführung

Our organization


Dr. Anton Reinl

Business areas

Food Security, headed by DI Charlotte Leonhardt
Radiation Protection, headed by DI Dr. Christian Katzlberger
Animal Health, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schmoll
Public Health, headed by Dr. Bernhard Benka
Food Safety, headed by Mag. Dr. Friedrich Sövegjarto
Medical Market Surveillance, headed by DI Dr. Günter Waxenecker


Data Statistics and Integrative Risk Assessment, Head Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Klemens Fuchs
Risk Communication, Head Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Ingrid Kiefer
Knowledge Transfer, Applied Research, AGES Academy, Management Mag. DI DDr. Alois Leidwein

AGES Business Services - Staff units

Internal Audit, headed by Gabriele Jell-Wiesinger, MMSc, MBA
Legal and Insurance, headed by MMag. Dr. Gerald Benesch
Tobacco Coordination Office, headed by N.N.
Integrated Management System, headed by Ing. Markus Hoffmann
Strategy, Innovation and Project Coordination, headed by Mag. (FH) Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Lummerstorfer
IT Services, headed by Ing. Gottfried Scheck, BSc, MSc
Finance, headed by Georg Schönberger, MBA
Human Resources, headed by Matthias Krumscheid
Facility Management and Purchasing, headed by Ing. Stefan Frank

Our Supervisory Board

Mag. Dr. Maria Reiffenstein

Mag. Georg Appl
Ing. Mag. (FH) Karin Bäcker
Mag. Dr. Edgar Blocher
Mag. Dr. Ulrich Herzog
Mag. Ilse Hohenegger
Dr. Sigrid Kiermayr
MMag. Dr. Michael Laminger
DI DDr. Reinhard Mang
Mag. Robert Pichler
Emmerich Wagner

Our company in figures (2022)

Established June 1, 2002 as a limited liability company. Wholly owned by the Republic of Austria, represented by the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management.

Locations 10 locations in 6 cities in Austria 8 test stations

Personnel 1,695 total employees (60 % women) Experts represented in over 1,000 national and international committees

Management 11 members of the supervisory board 2 managing directors 17 persons in management level 1 53 persons in management level 2

Key financial figures Revenues: EUR 81.9 million Basic federal grant: EUR 71.7 million

AGES research 105 Ongoing R&D projects 38 Completed R&D projects

Knowledge transfer 134 Education & training events 8.800 participants:Inside 610 Presentations & Presentations 112 Popular Scientific Publications 108 Scientific Publications

EU Knowledge Transfer Projects EU-FORA: European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme EU Support to acquis alignment and capacity building of veterinary sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

AGES analyzes 945,677 samples 1,757,981 tests 1,074 accredited methods 74 National Reference Laboratories (NRL) 19 National Reference Centres (NRZ) 12 State Laboratories with Special Tasks (STL) 1 Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL) 1 European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) 3 High Security Laboratories (2 L3 laboratories, 1 L3+ laboratory) AGES evaluates 40.551 expert opinions 88 risk assessments or scientific opinions for food, drinking water, cosmetics, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), tobacco and medical devices.

AGES communicates 1,458,158 visits to AGES website 11,788 media mentions 72 product recalls/product warnings 13 press releases 47 news articles 49 videos produced in-house 927 social media postings



Last updated: 31.01.2024

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