The Supervisory Board consists of eight members, appointed for a four year mandate by the General Meeting of Shareholders. The Supervisory Board appoints the Executive Board and supervises its activity.
More detailed information:
- Organization and responsibilities of the Supervisory Board
- Committees established by the Supervisory Board and their functioning regulations
- Conflict of interest
Members of the Supervisory Board
Alfred Stern (1965) – Member and President of the Supervisory Board
Effective September 2021, Alfred Stern is the Chairman of the Executive Board and the CEO of OMV. Between April and August 2021, he was 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. DuPont 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.
Alfred Stern was appointed as member and President of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of September 1, 2021.
Martijn van Koten (1970) – Deputy President and Member of Supervisory Board
Martijn van Koten (1970) Martijn van Koten was born in the Netherlands, where he studied Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He began his professional career at Shell in 1994, taking on several management and technical positions in the refining and downstream business in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Starting 2004, Martijn van Koten assumed Manufacturing Site General Manager positions at Shell in Sweden and Singapore, before becoming Vice President Manufacturing East & Middle East in Singapore in 2009 and Vice President Supply & Distribution Americas in the United States in 2013. In 2013, Martijn van Koten joined Borealis as Executive Board Member Operations, HSE & PTS in Austria. From 2018 to June 2021, he was Borealis Executive Board Member Base Chemicals & Operations in Austria. Martijn van Koten is a member of the OMV Board of Directors since July 1, 2021, being responsible for the division Refining. Since January 1, 2023, he is responsible for the division Fuels & Feedstock. He is married and has two daughters.
Martijn van Koten was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of August 1, 2021.
Reinhard Florey (1965) - Member of the Supervisory Board
Reinhard Florey graduated in mechanical engineering and economics from Graz University of Technology while also completing his music studies at the Graz University of Fine Arts. He started his career in corporate consulting and strategy consulting. From 2002 to 2012 he worked in different Senior Management and CFO positions worldwide for Thyssen Krupp. 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.
Reinhard Florey was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of November 1, 2022.
Berislav Gaso (1974) - Member of the Supervisory Board
Berislav Gaso holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and a PHD in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Berislav Gaso has held various management positions in the MOL Group after working as a junior partner at McKinsey & Company. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President in charge of MOL Group’s Exploration & Production Division. On March 1, 2023, Berislav Gaso assumed his role as a mMember of the Executive Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft, where he is responsible for the Energy Division.
Berislav Gaso was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of March 17, 2023.
|Katja Tautscher (1972) – Member of the Supervisory Board
Katja Tautscher graduated in law (Magister iuris) from University of Vienna, Law Faculty, Vienna, Austria and holds an executive MBA from INSEAD. She is member of the Austrian Bar Association since 2001 and admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales since 2005. From 1996 – 2006 she worked in different positions in prestigious law firms such as Clifford Chance (Düsseldorf), Allen & Overy (London, UK), Wolf Theiss (Vienna, Austria & Ljubljana, Slovenia). Her most recent position was as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Borealis AG, Vienna, Austria and since June 2022, Katja Tautscher became the SVP General Counsel of OMV Group.
Katja Tautscher was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory as of January 1, 2023.
Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu* (1978) – Member of Supervisory Board
Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu graduated from the Power Engineering Faculty of Politehnica University of Bucharest. He also completed various economic studies, being a graduate of the MBA program of Solvay Brussels School of– Economics and Management, as well as of an executive course on corporate governance at Harvard Business School. Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu is a recognized specialist in the energy field, with a solid experience in both private and public sector. He was Director for Regulatory and Public Affairs of OMV Petrom S.A. between 2008-2014, Chairman and Vice-chairman of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) between 2010-2016, as well as Minister of Energy in Romania in 2014, without being a member of any political party. Between February 2015 and April 2021, Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu has been Partner – Energy Resources and Sustainability Industry Leader of Deloitte Central Europe. Since May 2021, he has been member of the Governing Board of the EIT – European Institute for Innovation and Technology, being appointed by the European Comission.
Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of April 28, 2021.
Marius Ștefan* (1976) – Member of Supervisory Board
Marius Ștefan graduated the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (ASE), the Faculty of International Business and Economics (REI), and has a master in Management at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), a master in Business Administration (MBA) in Strategy at Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He attended various executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, INSEAD and IMD. Marius Ștefan is the co-founder and the CEO of Autonom, the largest mobility network in Romania and he has been involved in the development of various local businesses. Marius Ștefan has over 25 years of experience in various leading positions and has a large expertise in business and financial strategy. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Endeavor Romania, the world’s leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs, Vice Chairman of the Board of Romanian Business Leaders, and serves as a board member of various companies.
Marius Ștefan was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of April 28, 2021.
Jochen Weise* (1956) – Member of Supervisory Board
Jochen Weise graduated in Law from the Universities of Bochum and Bonn, Germany, where he also received his PhD. He holds a non-executive position as Senior Advisor Energy Infrastructure Investments to Allianz Capital Partners in London since November 2010. Previously, he was Supervisory Board member of Verbundnetzgas AG in Leipzig, Germany between December 2014 and June 2022, member of the Management Board, between April 2004 and August 2010, Executive Vice President Gas Supply & Trading, between January 2003 and March 2004, at E.ON Ruhrgas AG, and Director Commercial Sales at Deutsche Shell GmbH, between April 1998 and December 2001.
Jochen Weise was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of November 1, 2016.
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* Independent member as per the criteria of the Bucharest Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Code, criteria which are substantially similar with those provided by the Company law no.31/1990.