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Martin ESSL Chairman of the Board, Essl Foundation MGE - Zero Project, Klosterneuburg


1982 Graduation from Handelsakademie (Higher Secondary Business School)
1983-1984 Retail traineeship in the USA
1984-1989 Entry into the Schömer bauMax group
  Management Assistant at Schömer bauMax group
  Builds controlling and cost accounting system
  Develops enterprise resource planning system
  Granted power of attorney
  Shareholder of Schömer bauMax group
1989-1999 Vice Chairman of the Management Board, Managing Director oft the Schömer bauMax group
since 1999 Chariman of the Management Board of bauMax group
2007 Founding of the Essl Social Prize


Federal Association of the German DIY, building and garden specialist stores
Member of Board of EDRA (European DIY Retail Association)


as CEO of bauMax:
"Top 10 Workplaces in Europe", Fortune Magazine, 2005
"Entrepreneur of the Year", Ernst & Young, 2006
Awarded as one of the best employers in Europe, 2008
Awarded as best family business company of Austria, 2010