Peter Malanik

Peter Malanik

Senior Client Partner, Industrial Markets


Peter Malanik is a Senior Client Partner Korn Ferry’s Vienna office and a member of the Global Industrial Markets where he focusses on aviation and NED functions.

Mr. Malanik’s professional background includes more than 25 years of management experience at Austrian Airlines and 4 years of executive search leadership as a managing partner at a global search company with focus on industry and headed the aviation practice. In addition Peter was MD with full P&L responsibility in Germany, Austria and the CEE Region and performed board assessments at Austrian blue chip companies.

Prior to entering the executive search industry, Mr. Malanik spent 27 years in a variety of management positions with Austrian Airlines, ultimately becoming joint CEO of the company. Mr. Malanik’s extensive career at Austrian Airlines includes several HR functions including Executive VP for Global HR, then Secretary General and later Board Member as COO and joint CEO. During that period, Peter also held several NED positions.

Mr. Malanik holds a legal doctorate from the University of Vienna, lectures on aviation management at the University of Economics in Vienna and is non executive Chairman of a regional airport. Next to his native German, Peter speaks fluently English and French.