About Silvia Parik

Silvia Parik is a Partner of Ward Howell International in Vienna, where she provides consultancy in Family Business Governance, also focusing on Succession Planning and Family Constitutions.

Silvia Parik has more than 20 years´ experience in top management functions in national and international banks, most recently as CFO and CRO. She has extensive background experience in Governance, Compliance and Internal Auditing. Silvia is a member of Supervisory Boards in Finance and Industry as well as a Board Member of Private Foundations. She has a background in Chartered Accountancy.

Silvia Parik combines a profound background in diverse functions and industries, extensive management experience and a sound leadership focus. This allows her to develop individual Family Constitutions, Succession Plans and tailor-made guidelines, structures and processes for family companies.

Banking Consultancy, Board Advisory and Management Coaching round off Silvia´s profile.

Silvia Parik studied Business Management at the Vienna University of Economics, graduated from the Supervisory Board Academy and attended various trainings for systemic coaching.

Silvia speaks fluent German and English.


  • Consumer & Retail
  • Life Sciences
  • General Industry
  • Financial Services


  • Family Business Governance
  • Succession
  • Management Coaching
  • Coaching
  • Board Advisory
  • Interim Management

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