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Changes in OMV Corporate Communications

  • Michaela Huber also takes on responsibility for sustainability department
  • Robert Lechner second Spokesperson

Head of Corporate Communications, Senior Vice President Michaela Huber, has also taken on responsibility for the department of sustainability at the OMV Group with effect from October 1. The department has therefore been renamed “ Corporate Communications & Sustainability” and includes also Media Relations, Internal & Public Relations, Advertising & Branding, Sponsoring, Events and Online.

In addition, Robert Lechner (37) was appointed as the second Spokesperson for the OMV Group in October 2012 and therefore succeeds Sven Pusswald, who has taken up the position of Head of the Viennese office of Public Affairs. Lechner deputises for Johannes Vetter, who has been Head of Media Relations since the beginning of 2012.

Robert Lechner worked in business journalism for more than ten years. Prior to joining OMV he was Head of Department and Managing Editor at daily newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt. He also gained experience in communications for internationally active companies in his role as Marketing Manager and Spokesperson for the Boston Consulting Group in Austria. Lechner studied business science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft

With Group sales of EUR 34.05 bn and a workforce of 29,800 employees in 2011, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Exploration and Production, OMV is active in two core countries Romania and Austria and holds a balanced international portfolio. OMV had proven oil and gas reserves of approximately 1.13 bn boe as of year-end 2011 and a production of around 288,000 boe/d in 2011. In Gas and Power, OMV sold approximately 272 TWh of gas in 2011. In Austria, OMV operates a 2,000 km long gas pipeline network with a marketed capacity of around 101 bcm in 2011. With a trading volume of around 40 bcm in 2011, OMV’s gas trading platform, the Central European Gas Hub, is amongst the most important hubs in Continental Europe. In Refining and Marketing, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 22 mn t and as of the end of 2011 approximately 4,500 filling stations in 13 countries including Turkey. OMV further strengthened its position through the ownership of a 97% stake in Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business.