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OMV: Appointment of new Executive Board member for Upstream Business Segment

August 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm (CEST)

  • Johann Pleininger to succeed Jaap Huijskes
  • Top oil and gas manager with almost 40 years´ experience at OMV
  • Chairman of the OMV Supervisory Board Peter Oswald welcomes highly qualified appointment

The OMV Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Johann Pleininger as the Executive Board member responsible for Upstream as of September 1, 2015. He will succeed Jaap Huijskes, who decided to resign before the end of his mandate and leaves on the best of terms.

Johann Pleininger (53) boasts decades of experience at OMV. Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Oswald: "I want to thank Jaap Huijskes for making a key contribution to OMV´s internationalization. With Johann Pleininger we have appointed one of OMV´s most experienced and successful managers. His exceptional achievements at OMV Petrom in particular deserve to be highlighted. The OMV Supervisory Board is convinced that he will successfully lead the Upstream business, the decisive growth driver for OMV, and that he will steer us through the challenging times we now face. This is also why finding a rapid solution was a particular priority."

Johann Pleininger joined OMV back in 1977 and from 2007 to 2013 he was the 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 and Austria.

CV Johann Pleininger 

Dipl. Ing. (FH) Industrial Engineering, Executive Program at Stanford University

2013 – 2015 Senior Vice President CEE and Black Sea

2007 – 2013  E&P Board Member OMV Petrom

2005 – 2007 Director OMV Petrom, Business & Organization
2001 – 2005 Project and Investment Manager OMV Austria E&P
1998 – 2001  Head of Investment and Deputy Head of Controlling
 at OMV Austria E&P

1977 Joined OMV Austria E&P

Johann Pleininger was born in Lower Austria in 1962. He is married and has one son.

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
With Group sales of EUR 36 bn, a workforce of around 25,500 employees and a market capitalization of EUR 7 bn as of December 31, 2014, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV is active in two core countries, Romania and Austria, and holds a balanced international portfolio. OMV had proven oil and gas reserves (1P) of approximately 1.1 bn boe as of year-end 2014 and a production of approximately 309 kboe/d in 2014, thereof approximately 85% in EU/OECD countries. In Downstream, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 17.8 mn t and had approximately 4,100 filling stations in 11 countries as of end of 2014. In addition, OMV operates a gas pipeline network in Austria and gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2014, natural gas sales volumes amounted to 114 TWh. OMV holds a 51% stake in the Romanian oil and gas company OMV Petrom S.A. and a 36% stake in Borealis AG, one of the world’s leading producers of polyolefins.