Casinos Austria International’s success in the global casino industry is due in great part to our professional, experienced and dedicated staff. It is these professionals and their unrivaled wealth of know-how and expertise who give us that all-important competitive edge over other casino operators.
Our Executive Board is based at our Head Office in Vienna and is supported by an outstanding team of professionals around the globe.
Chief Executive Officer
Christoph Zurucker-Burda studied Business Administration at Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he specialized in Business Taxation and Investment Banking and Capital Market Communication. He also spent one semester abroad at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. After graduating, he joined the tax consultancy TPA Horwath in Vienna as a Tax Advisor, moved in 2007 to BDO Auxilia as an Auditor and Certified Tax Advisor and subsequently assumed the position of Senior Fund Manager with a large real estate property fund. He joined Casinos Austria International as Executive Vice President Finance in 2011, was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2013 and Chief Executive Officer in July 2018. Christoph Zurucker-Burda is a qualified auditor and certified tax advisor.
Chief Operating Officer
Helmut Wede is an experienced professional who has worked in the casino industry for 30 years. He joined CAI as a cashier in 1990 and was soon promoted to casino manager, a role he assumed at various casinos around the globe. From 2013 to 2018, he served as Managing Director/CEO of Casinos Austria (Swiss) AG and is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Casino St. Moritz AG, Casino Lugano SA and Casinos Austria (Liechtenstein) AG. He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of CAI Management AG from 2012 to 2017 and frequently worked in a project management capacity on new CAI projects. Helmut holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Open University and was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Casinos Austria International in October 2018.