|Intro||Austrian engineer, businessman, and philanthropist|
|Birth||20 December 1941, Graz, Austria|
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