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Helmut List

Austrian engineer, businessman, and philanthropist
The basics
Date of birth Graz, Styria, Austria
Awards Grand Gold Decoration of Styria, Wilhelm Exner Medal
Education Graz University of Technology
Authority VIAF id
The details

Helmut List (born December 20, 1941, Graz) is an engineer, businessman, and philanthropist. He holds the academic title of Professor Doctor. He is CEO of AVL, (Anstalt für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen List, "List Institute for Combustion Engines") which was founded by his father, the engineer and inventor Hans List, in 1948. AVL operates globally and is based in Graz, capital of Austria's province Styria.

The Helmut-List-Halle is named for him. It is a large multi-purpose cultural venue, serving for many events during the annual Styrian Autumn Festival. The hall features ideal acoustic conditions for classical concerts.

Decorations and awards

  • 2002: Honorary Ring of Graz
  • 2003: Wilhelm Exner Medal.
  • 2005: Grand Decoration of Styria
  • 2010: Grand Gold Decoration of Styria
  • 2012: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class
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