Herbert Cordt, MSFS'74

Chairman and President, Cordt & Partner

Herbert Cordt is Chairman and President of Cordt & Partner, an international corporate finance boutique in Vienna, Austria. He is presently also serving as Chairman of RHI AG, the Vienna stock market listed world market leader in refractories (Reuters: RHI VI, Bloomberg; RHI AV), and Chairman of Ebner Furnaces, the privately owned world market leader in industrial heating systems. After his executive banking career in Austria with two of the leading banks – the Austrian Postal Savings Bank and Österreichische Länderbank, Herbert has been associated with Citigroup as a member of Citi’s Advisory Board in Germany. Herbert actively supports a variety of non-profit organizations in Europe, eg ”Verein der Freunde der Diplomatischen Akademie, Wien”, has been awarded member of the Hall of Fame in the Diplomatic Academy, is a benefactor patron of “Theater in der Josefstadt” and a long time sponsor of the Vienna State Opera. In addition, Herbert is a founding investor of Respekt.net, the leading Austrian crowd funding platform for NGOs and other social projects. Just last year, he was an associate producer of “A Shtetl in the Caribbean”, a documentary about two European Jewish families surviving the holocaust and seeking refuge in the Caribbean. He is presently finalizing a new book on the impact and success of Austria’s industry in the past 60 years to be published in the fall of 2015.