Von Ofenheimer & Associates

Arno Ofenheimer

Managing Director

Born: 27 May 1951 Austria, Graz

Married: Leonora nee Russell

Two sons: Alric and Aldo

Austrian citizen

Driver´s license

Languages: Fluent German and English


1969 HBLA für alpine Land-und Forstwirtschaft in Raumberg

1973 Matric (university entrance), Maturaschule Dr Roland


1971 Laboratory training in flotation and ore crushing processes
Sala Maskinfabriks AB (Sweden) and general management

1971 – 1973 Hernstein seminars, sales management, financial controlling,
management and motivations training


2004 – current Graz, Austria (from South Africa). Establishment of
Ofenheimer & Associates home office. Consultant sales
and marketing for various companies, such as Bemer
International AG. 

1985 – 2003 South Africa: Managing Director and Shareholder
International Who´s Who SA (Pty) Ltd, as well as
Shareholder International Who´s Who AG. The
South African company´s function was to interview top
business leaders, compile their personal biographies and
company profiles for international distribution. Was of
particular interest for the companies due to international
sanctions against South Africa (1985 – 1993)

1993 – 1996 Expanded the publication (International Who´s Who
Southern African Trade, Business & Industry), to include
Southern African countries

1982 – 1985 Europe: member of the editorial team of
Who´s Who the international red series Verlag GmbH
(Wörthsee near Munich). Interviewed leading
business leaders who placed their company profiles and
personal biographies in the publication. International

1981 Agency for Motronic GmbH, Austria (telephone equipment);
set up South African distribution company, Austrian
Management Services (Pty) Ltd. Motronic GmbH 

1978 Launched Randburg Office Services (Pty) Ltd. Managing
Director and Shareholder. Represented various international
Agencies that had interest in being represented in
South Africa. The Company activities also included general
office services and translations

1975 Established subsidiary of Chemie und Metall Rheax GmbH
(Vienna), Rheax SA (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. Managing
Director. Special duties were to develop the markets in
mineral and sand processing industries in Botswana,
Lesotho, South West Africa and Rhodesia. Furthermore,
assisted Austrian technical aid projects in Lesotho
and Botswana.

Appointed resident Delegate for Steyr Daimler
Puch AG, Austria for Southern Africa. Special emphasis on
multi-purpose vehicles and firearms

1974 Employed by Chemie und Metall Rheax GmbH (Vienna)
(sand classification and mineral processing plants).
Assistant to Managing Director and responsible for
Accounts department. Looked after clients from
Australia, Kanada and Southern Africa. Subsequently moved
to Sales department. Responsible for the English and
Scandinavian markets. Promotion to Sales Manager with
Special focus on the Southern African markets

1971 – 1974 Spokes Person for Otto von Habsburg, President of the
International Paneuropean Union. Development of Youth
Organisation of the Paneuropean Union in Austria (Neue
Europäische Generation – NEG)


1975 – Rheax SA (Pty) Ltd
1978 – Randburg Office Services (Pty) Ltd
1981 – Austrian Management Services (Pty) Ltd
1985 – International Who´s Who AG
1985 – International Who´s Who SA (Pty) Ltd
1986 – International Business Contacts AG
1986 – International Business Contacts SA (Pty)Ltd
1986 – International Who´s Who Corporation (Delaware)
1986 – International Who´s Who UK Ltd
1993 – International Who´s Who Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd

Personal References:

Dr Peter Kammerlander, Attorney, Graz (+43 316 817 600)
Mag Alf Peter Lenz, was Commercial Attaché, Zimbabwe, now in Vienna (+43 (0) 676 382 9066)
Mag Rainer Stepan, Vienna (+43 (0) 676433 1132
Inj. Gerhard van der Hellen, Graz (+43 (0) 676 777 2668)


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