At the beginning of 2019, Michael Strugl was appointed to the Board of Verbund AG, and currently, holds the position of the Vice Chairman of the Board. He manages the divisions of Energy, Human Resources, Innovation & New Business, Marketing & Communications as well as the Sales and New Business Solutions. Previously, he had pursued a political career and was Deputy Governor of Upper Austria. As regional councillor of the region Upper Austria, he was held responsible for the economic, labor, tourism and future regional development. Moreover, Strugl also was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Energie AG.