Gouvernace structure

Chief executive

Ruth Ladenstein
mD, PhD, MBA, cPM

Network head office

Andrea Mikolasek

Operational centers

Medical University of Graz

Dr. Ernst Eber

Co-ordination Centre for Clinical Studies - Medical University of Innsbruck

Mag. (FH)
Sabine Embacher-Aichhorn

Bettina Gadner

Johannes Kepler University Linz

W. Högler

Lisa Ameshofer

Clinical Research Centre Salzburg

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
Florian B. Lagler

Sabine Geiersberger

Medical University of Vienna

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Mag. DDr.
Alexandra Thajer, MSc. MBA

Christina Wittmann

St. Anna children's cancer research - Vienna

Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Ruth Ladenstein, MBA, cPM

Christiana Echtner


OKIDS GmbH (Ltd.) was founded as a subsidiary of the Austrian Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine (ÖGKJ) in Sept. 2012.

It is governed by the chief executive and the two deputies. And advisory council is on hand with help and advice for the chief executive and OKIDS management team.

The network head office governs the goods and services and co-operate with the five operational centres located at four sites (Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna).

Advisory council

The advisory council is comprised of two members each of the following institutions:

  • ÖGKJ (Austrian Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine)
  • Pharmig (Austrian Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers)
  • Federal Ministry of Health
  • Co-ordination Centre for Clinical Studies
    (the directors of those are represented using a rota system)