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Hermann Futter

Managing director

Hermann Futter
Hermann Futter

For more than 20 years, Hermann Futter has managed the business of the Compass-Group, a leading Austrian provider of business information.

Apart from this role, Hermann Futter has performed and performs a range of other functions, including:

  • "Generally sworn and certified expert" of Austria for the internet (1998 - end 2013)
  • President of the ÖAVV [Österreichischen Adressbuchverleger-Verbandes - Austrian Association of Address Book Publishers (since 2005)]
  • Managing director of GmbH (since 2011)
  • Member of the board of EASDP [European Association of Search and Database Publishing (2010-2013)]
  • Member of SIINDA (Search & Information Industry Association - formerly EASDP)
  • Member of the board of ÖZV [Österreichischer Zeitschriften- und Fachmedien-Verband - Austrian Association of Journals and Specialist Media (since 2005)]
  • Delegate to the Austrian board of trustees for press passes
  • Member of the investor advisory board of Initial Factor Speed Invest GmbH & CO KG
  • Member of the AAIA (Austrian Angel Investors Association)
  • Member of the advisory board of Wikitude GmbH (world market leader in the area of Augmented Reality)
  • Lecturer at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, and at the Danube University, Krems
  • Speaker at the Academy of Public Accountants, Vienna
  • Operator of the art project, the biggest archive of spoonerisms in the world

He is also a speaker in Austria and abroad.

Hermann Futter is married and the father of three children.