The Board

President Alexander WRABETZ

The 62-year-old from Vienna is considered one of the best-known and most successful media managers in the country. He was a long serving (2007 - 2021) General Director of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), where he was formerly Commercial Director from 1999 - 2006. A doctor of law, he is a fourth-generation Rapid supporter, and has been an honorary member of the SK Rapid Board of Trustees for many years. He has now been President of SK Rapid since November 26, 2022.


Vice President Edeltraud HANAPPI-EGGER

The 58-year-old rector of the Vienna University of Economics and Business came to Vienna from her native Tyrol and already had family ties to SK Rapid through her husband, Gerhard "Hardy" Hanappi, the son of the legendary Rapid player of the same name and architect of the Weststadion, which was later named after him. Hanappi-Egger has been rector of the WU for seven years, and a university professor of gender and diversity in organisations there for two decades. Now she is offering her expertise as vice president at SK Rapid, making her the first woman to hold this position in the club's 123-year history.

Michael HATZ

The 52-year-old Vienna native made it into the Rapid first team as a homegrown player and played 225 competitive games for the club. He was a member of the legendary team that won the ÖFB Cup in 1995, was an Austrian champion in 1996 and reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup. Even after his active career, the former ÖFB team player, who has worked in sports and project management for SPORTLAND Niederösterreich since 2006, remained associated with SK Rapid. He was a member of the Ethics Council, a member of the last Executive Committee since June 2022 and is now on the current Executive Committee.


The 42-year-old Franconian has long been considered a living Rapid legend. A record-breaking player, honorary captain and two-time champion after an active career in Green and White that began in the summer of 2002 and ended just under 16 years later, interrupted only by a brief spell in his German homeland with TSV 1860 Munich. Since then, Steffen has been active in various capacities for SK Rapid, in sports management and as a coach: Talent manager (2018 - 2020), head coach of Rapid II, interim coach of the professional team in November 2021, and since January 2022, Sports Coordinator. He will also be operationally active again in a managerial role in the future and was the initiator of the "Wrabetz List".

Stefan KJAER

The 42-year-old from Vienna operates as the "Chief People Officer" at the international software company "IXOLIT Group". A Rapid fan since birth, he has collaborated in various members' working groups from 2013, taken part in the "Women's Football Project" group since 2018, and holds an honorary position with joint responsibility for various innovations and projects between 2012 and 2021, including: The Rapidlauf, lifetime membership (he himself passed on his membership number 6 to Mario Sonnleitner), members' family photos, the crest ceremony, the international mission statement, various member videos, the digital time travel on skrapid.at and the development of the now long established CSR umbrella brand "Rapid leben". The development of further innovative ideas as well as the further development of the statutes and structure will now take place with Stefan a member of the Executive Committee in a secretarial capacity.


The 44-year-old Vienna native has been a member of SK Rapid for almost a quarter of a century. Since this year he has been a lawyer and partner of Schmidt|Pirker|Podoschek OG and before that he worked for almost two decades - first as a trainee lawyer, and from 2008 as a lawyer and partner - at the renowned Viennese law firm Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG. A specialist in insolvency law and restructuring, his expertise supports Legal Aid Rapid, an honorary position he will step down from if elected to the Executive Committee. The lawyer, who has been involved in the "Rapid M@ilers" fan club since 1998, is now the finance officer of the Executive Committee.


The 58-year-old Viennese native works as an entrepreneur and managing director of his family business ARS Bauträger GmbH, which he and other family members founded in 1984. The group of companies now consists of a large number of businesses. For decades, he has been a fixture in Rapid's active fan scene with his "Flo Town Boys" fan club. The lifelong member was involved for many years on a voluntary basis as a membership officer, and until 2019 was on the board of trustees of SK Rapid, and on the advisory board of SK Rapid GmbH. Since November 2019 he's been part of the current Executive Committee, since July 2021 with the function of finance officer. In the current Executive Committee, the father of three, who also volunteered in various members' working groups in the 2010s, will serve as deputy finance officer.

Michael TOJNER

The 56-year-old native of Lower Austria has been considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Austria for years. As the majority owner and chairman of the supervisory board of VARTA AG, he is particularly involved in promoting youth development at SK Rapid, and has been the naming-right partner of the SK Rapid VARTA International U15 Tournament for almost a decade. He is also the initiator of the "Club der Freunde der Jugend des SK Rapid" (Club of Friends of the Youth of SK Rapid), an association of Viennese entrepreneurs who also share the most beautiful double box at the Allianz Stadium and have decided to sponsor the various youth teams on a long-term basis. In the meantime, VARTA has also become a premium partner of SK Rapid, the youngest player in each professional team competes as a "VARTA rookie" in a jersey bearing the logo of the global battery supplier. As the naming-right partner of the new Körner Training Center, the two-time doctor (business administration and law) is an enormously important supporter of this leading Green and White infrastructure project! Among other things, Tojner was also a member of the advisory board of SK Rapid GmbH in Hütteldorf for many years.


The 65-year-old Ottakringer with Turkish roots has been a member and a regular of Block West for decades. The long-standing member of the National Council is considered a veteran of Viennese city politics, and before (and in-part during) her political career worked for the Vienna Regional Health Insurance Fund and the Wiener Kinderfreunde, among others. Together with Stefan Kjaer, she will be responsible for topics such as statutes and structure, club organisation and membership, as well as innovative ideas for the entire Rapid community. Currently, the Viennese native, who is always involved in social issues, is also a member of the Green and White Ethics Council. She will resign her mandate as a member of the National Council at the end of the year for reasons of age, as she announced only a short time ago.