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„Resilience and sustainability in
asset management and finance –
that is what I stand for.“


This is how Martha Oberndorfer outlines her approach to financial management. She acts as a management consultant, supervisory board member and finance expert, bringing a wealth of experience from top positions in the Austrian corporate and financial world and from international committees and programmes. She is widely regarded as an expert in sustainable finance, asset management and funding.

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Martha Oberndorfer, CFA


Management consultant, supervisory board member and finance expert


Dr. Martha Oberndorfer, MBA, CFA has 20+ years of capital market experience, being highly connected in the field, and proven track record in the areas of portfolio management, sustainable finance, change management, crisis management, corporate governance and international institutions.

Martha Oberndorfer completed her education at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Business Administration and Business Education) and at the Business School University of Toronto/Canada (Master of Business Administration). In addition, she was the first Austrian to obtain the title of Chartered Financial Analyst at the CFA Institute, Charlottesville/USA, and attended numerous international executive programs and board training courses (Harvard Business School, Stanford, INSEAD, IMD, etc.).

Examples of Martha’s significant achievements include:

2015 – 2018

Oesterreichische Bundes- und Industrie-beteiligungen (Austrian State Holding Company) 

Chief Executive Officer

2007 – 2015

Oesterreichische Bundesfinanzierungsagentur

Head of Debt Management Office of Republic of Austria

2006 – 2008

Bundespensionskasse AG (Pension Fund, sponsored by Republic of Austria)

Member of the Executive Board, Chief Financial Officer

1988 – 2006

Executive positions in private sector investment companies and banks

(e.g. Gutmann Group, Dexia Group)


As a management consultant, supervisory board member and finance expert, Martha Oberndorfer's range of services includes:​


Portfolio Reviews with regard to

  • Sustainability

  • Classification according to the new EU taxonomy (Sustainability Criteria, Environmental/Social/Governance)

  • Demonstration of "Value for Money" for customers

  • Optimization of debt and asset portfolios

  • Adjustments in reporting with regard to ESG disclosures (Sustainability Criteria, Environmental/Social/Governance)

  • Relevance of documents for investor relations purposes and rating agencies, including the equity story

  • Avoidance of greenwashing

  • Voting policies

  • Engagement and Stewardship policies

  • Governance Structures of SME and Trusts

Recognized verifier for the Austrian ecolabel for financial products
  • Registered certifier for financial products eco-label (UZ49)

>> Register of ecolabel certifier

Expert opinions for courts

​certified and registered for

  • Monetary policy questions

  • Liquidity issues

  • Banking and stock exchange

  • Lending

  • Securities and Derivatives

  • Fund business incl. advisory and settlement

  • Investment advisory

>> List of court experts​

Advice on infrastructure finance with regard to
  • Methods and instruments for projects with and without private capital participation

  • Infrastructure Finance and Sustainable Finance

  • Green Bonds, Sustainable Bonds, Social Bonds

  • Opportunities for the "Green Deal"

Public Finance
  • Debt Management

  • Liquidity Management

  • Projects including elements of private capital

  • Governance

Trainings, lectures and studies
News and publications

15/04/2021 | "Is there a price to be paid for ESG investing? – – Appearance as a speaker

04/2021 | "Einblicke in die Arbeit der ESMA/SMSG" – FACTS Austrian Economic Chambers – Article

23/03/2021 | "Nachhaltigkeits-Rankings und ESG-Publizität - neu am Dashboard der CEOs" – Study by Martha Oberndorfer (in German)

23/03/2021 | „Heimische Börsekonzerne bei Nachhaltigkeit im Verzug“ (Domestic stock exchange groups behind in sustainability) – Kurier – Article


22/03/2021 | "ESG Disclosure and Scoring – A new feature on the CEO Dashboard" – – Insight


25/11/2020 | „Trends – EU Action Plan – Theorie und Praxis“, International Bankers Forum – Appearance as a speaker

24/07/2020 | „Voting Matters! | ESMA SMSG“, – Shareholder meetings in times of the pandemic

02/07/2020 | „EU Taxonomy – The Metrical System of the 21st Century“, Maleki – Future Europe Sustainable Europe_On the Occasion of Germany’s Presidency of the European Council. Building A Sustainable World in the Time of Corona. Global Virtual Conference 2020, Appearance as a speaker (Topic 7)

06/04/2020 | Editorial on EU Taxonomy Regulation, ÖKO INVEST Nr. 681/20


Financial and capital market

Banks | Asset Manager


ESG Disclosures

Public Finance


Sustainable Finance

Pension funds


Green Deal and Bonds

Investment Management

Crisis Management


ESMA – European Security and Markets Authority
Member of Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group

Austrian ecolabel for financial products
Recognized Authority in the certification process for
the ecolabel for financial products (UZ49)
>> Ecolabel

Immigon Portfolioabbau AG i.A.
Member of Supervisory Board
>> Immigon

Member of Supervisory body
>> KAF

Interessensverband fuer Anleger (Investor Advocacy Group)

Member of the Advisory Council

Commercial Court of Vienna
Generally Sworn and Certified Court Expert
>> List of court experts

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