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The OMV Executive Board

The Executive Board is the body that manages the company. The members have joint responsibility and the individual areas of responsibility, voting obligations and procedures are defined in the rules of procedure approved by the Supervisory Board.

The contractual terms of office for the Board members are as follows:

Rainer Seele: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2022
Johann Pleininger: 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2023
Reinhard Florey: 01.07.2016 - 30.06.2024
Elena Skvortsova: 15.06.2020 - 14.06.2023
Alfred Stern: 01.04.2021 - 31.03.2024

Rainer Seele
(* 1960)
Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of OMV Aktiengesellschaft

Curriculum Vitae:
Rainer Seele received his PhD in Chemistry from the University Göttingen and in 1987 became Head of Group Chemical Research and Head of Planning and Controlling in an international chemicals group. Within the same group he became Member of the Executive Board (in 2000) and then Chairman of the Executive Board at a company in the Gas-sector. From 2009 until 2015 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of an international oil & gas company within the same group. Since July 1, 2015 Rainer Seele has been Chief Executive Officer of OMV Aktiengesellschaft.

CV Rainer Seele (PDF, 221,0 KB)

Johann Pleininger
(* 1962)
Deputy CEO and Member of the Executive Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft
Executive Officer Exploration & Production

Curriculum Vitae:
Johann Pleininger studied mechanical and economic engineering and began his career at OMV in 1977. From 2007 to 2013 he was Executive Board member responsible for E&P at OMV Petrom in Bucharest. Most recently he has been the Senior Vice President responsible for the core Upstream countries Romania, Austria as well as the development of the Black Sea Region. Since September 1, 2015 he has been a member of the OMV Executive Board and is responsible for Exploration & Production. As of July 1, 2017 Mr. Pleininger was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.

CV Johann Pleininger (PDF, 321,3 KB)

Reinhard Florey
Executive Board Member of OMV Aktiengesellschaft
Chief Financial Officer

Curriculum Vitae:
Reinhard Florey graduated in mechanical engineering and economics from Graz University of Technology while also completing his music studies at the University of Fine Arts. He started his career in corporate consulting and strategy consulting. From 2002 to 2012 he worked in different positions worldwide for Thyssen Krupp Steel. His most recent post was as CFO and deputy CEO of Outukumpu. Since July 1, 2016 Reinhard Florey has been the CFO of OMV Aktiengesellschaft.

CV Reinhard Florey (PDF, 224,7 KB)

Elena Skvortsova

(* 1970)
Member of the Executive Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft
Executive Officer Marketing & Trading
Executive Officer Refining (interim)

Curriculum Vitae:
Elena Skvortsova studied at the Moscow Linguistics University and at the Thunderbird School of International Management in USA. She began her professional career at Bayer in 1994 as an international management trainee; her latest position at Bayer was Associate Director of Bayer Corporation (Healthcare). Starting 2001, Elena Skvortsova held various leadership positions at Baxter International for 13 years in the United States, Central and Eastern Europe, and the United Kingdom. In 2015, she moved to Linde AG and was responsible for the management of the Middle East and Eastern Europe region. From March 2019 to April 2020, following the merger of Linde and Praxair, she headed Praxair Canada Inc., a 100% subsidiary of Linde plc. Elena Skvortsova is a member of the OMV Board of Directors since June 15, 2020 and responsible for the divisions Marketing & Trading and Refining (interim).

CV Elena Skvortsova (PDF, 219,8 KB)

Alfred Stern

(* 1965)
Member of the Executive Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft
Executive Officer Chemicals & Materials

Curriculum Vitae:
Effective April 2021, Alfred Stern was appointed OMV Executive Board Member for Chemicals & Materials. Alfred Stern has been the CEO of Borealis since 2018 and since 2012 a member of the Borealis Executive Board for Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology. Alfred Stern joined Borealis as Senior Vice President Innovation & Technology in 2008, coming from E.I. Du Pont de Nemours where he held several leadership positions in the areas of research and development, sales and marketing, and quality and business management in Switzerland, Germany and the United States. In his last assignment, he was Global Business Manager of a business unit in Engineering Polymers in the United States. He holds a PhD in material science and a Master's Degree in polymer engineering and science, both from the University of Leoben in Austria. Alfred Stern has been awarded, among others, the H.F. Mark Medal, the DuPont Award for a new product patent and a Prize of Honour from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. Alfred Stern is an Austrian citizen, he is married and has two children.

CV Alfred Stern (PDF, 221,8 KB)

Group organization chart (PDF, 204,3 KB)