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Executive Board

The Executive Board is elected by the Supervisory Board. It manages the day-to-day business of the company. The Executive Board consists of five members, whose current mandates run until April 2019.
Find out more about the functioning of the Executive Board here.


Members of the Executive Board

Christina Verchere (1971) - Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Board

Christina Verchere holds a Master degree in Economics Science from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She started her career in 1993 and has spent over 20 years with an oil and gas supermajor, where she held numerous leadership positions in the UK, the US, Canada and Indonesia. Between 2012-2014, she has been the Regional President Canada of BP located in Calgary and between 2014 - 2018, she has been the Regional President of the Asia Pacific region, located in Jakarta, Indonesia. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Board of OMV Petrom starting May 1, 2018.

Curriculum vitae (PDF, 157,5 KB)

Alina Popa (1977) - Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board 

Alina Popa graduated from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Accounting and Information Systems and is a member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). She started her career at Deloitte Audit Romania. Alina Popa joined OMV Petrom in 2006 and has held leadership positions in finance functions, coordinating important projects in the financial field. Between 2015 and 2019, she has been the General Manager and President of the Board of Directors of OMV Petrom Global Solutions, the Shared Service Center of OMV Group. 
She was appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board as of April 17, 2019.

Curriculum vitae (PDF, 297,6 KB)

Christopher Veit (1958) - Member of the Executive Board responsible for Upstream

Christopher Veit holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree of Petroleum Engineering of the Mining University at Leoben.  He joined OMV Group in 1986 as a Production Engineer. He held various technical and management positions in Libya, Pakistan and Austria such as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of OMV Austria Exploration & Production GmbH. As of January 2016, he took over the position as Senior Vice-president of Exploration, Development & Production within OMV Exploration & Production GmbH. He also represented OMV in several supervisory boards of its subsidiaries. He is member of the advisory board of the Department Petroleum Engineering at Mining University Leoben. He was appointed member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board starting October 1, 2020.

Curriculum vitae_EN_Christopher Veit (PDF, 302,3 KB)

Radu Căprău (1974) - Member of the Executive Board responsible for Downstream Oil

After graduating the Faculty of Management from the University of Economic Studies in Brasov, Radu started his career in the sales area, before joining OMV Petrom in 2000 as Area Manager for OMV Romania. Since then, he held various management positons within OMV Petrom Group in Romania and Bulgaria, being responsible for Retail, Supply & Sales and Petrom Aviation. In 2018, Radu was the Head of Crude Supply & Trading within OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH in Vienna. He was appointed member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board as of October 1, 2018.

Curriculum vitae (PDF, 33,6 KB)

Franck Albert Neel (1970) - Member of the Executive Board responsible for Downstream Gas

Franck studied Energy at the University of Rouen and received an Engineer Degree and then followed a Master of Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University in United Kingdom. Later on, he earned an Executive Degree from the London Business School. Franck spent 25 years working for the Group Engie. Thus, he started his career at Gaz de France in the engineering department for 7 years and then moved to the Marketing and Sales with different functions in different countries such as France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Italy and UK before joining OMV Petrom. He was appointed member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board as of July 1, 2018.

Curriculum vitae (PDF, 166,7 KB)