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Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board consists of nine members, appointed for a four year mandate by the General Meeting of Shareholders. The Supervisory Board appoints the Executive Board and supervises its activity.

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Members of the Supervisory Board

Rainer Seele (1960) – Member and president of the Supervisory Board

After his studies at the University of Göttingen, where he obtained a doctorate in Chemistry, Rainer Seele joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft, initially as a research scientist. After working in a number of different functions between 1987 and 1996, he was appointed as Head of Group Chemical Research and Head of Planning and Controlling at the research division of BASF Aktiengesellschaft. In 1996 he became Head of Strategic Planning at Wintershall AG in Kassel and in 2000 he became a member of the Executive Board at WINGAS. Later on, in 2002, Rainer Seele was also appointed Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of WINGAS GmbH, and, in 2009, he became Chairman of the Wintershall Board. Starting July 1, 2015, Rainer Seele is CEO and Chairman of the OMV Aktiengesellschaft Executive Board.

Rainer Seele was appointed as member of the OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of 7 July 2015.

Curriculum vitae - Rainer Seele (PDF, 89,7 KB)

Johann Pleininger (1962) - Member of the Supervisory Board

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 Exploration & Production at OMV Petrom. Afterwards, 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 Upstream (Exploration & Production). As of July 1, 2017 Mr. Pleininger was appointed also Deputy Chairman of the OMV Executive Board.

Johann Pleininger was appointed as member of the OMV Petrom Supervisory Board starting August 10, 2019.

Curriculum Vitae - Johann Pleininger (PDF, 124,6 KB)

Elena Skvortsova (1970) - Member of the Supervisory Board

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 is responsible for the OMV Downstream divisions Marketing & Trading and Refining (latter on an interim basis).

Elena Skvortsova was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of 28 April 2021.

Curriculum vitae - Elena Skvortsova (PDF, 91,0 KB)

Daniel Turnheim (1975) – Member of the Supervisory Board

Daniel Turnheim studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. In 2002, he joined OMV Group where he held several management positions. He was Executive Board member of OMV Petrom and CFO between January 2011 and December 2012. During the period January 2013 – June 2016, Mr. Turnheim was Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance within OMV Aktiengesellschaft. Since July 2016 he holds the position as Senior Vice-president of Corporate Finance&Controlling within OMV Aktiengesellschaft.

Daniel Turnheim was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of  1 January 2017.

Curriculum vitae Daniel Turnheim (PDF, 45,7 KB)

Wolfram Krenn (1970) - Member of the Supervisory Board

Wolfram Krenn studied Technical Chemistry at University of Technology – Graz. Since joining OMV Group, he held various technical and management positions within the group companies. Between 2014-2017, he was in charge with the technical lead and management of Petrobrazi Refinery, while between 2018-2019, he was responsible for the lead and management of Schwechat Refinery. Since July 2019, Wolfram holds the position of Senior Vice President Refining Assets within OMV Downstream GmbH.

Wolfram Krenn was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of 28 April 2021.


Curriculum vitae - Wolfram Krenn (PDF, 91,0 KB)
Niculae Havrileț (1956) – Member of the Supervisory Board

Niculae Havrileț graduated the Technical University Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Technologies. Niculae Havrileț has 40 years of experience in electricity field and natural gas, including over 25 years of experience in various leading positions. Moreover, Niculae Havrileț holds large experience in central public administration. From June 2012 to October 2017, he has been the President of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), including member of the Regulatory Authorities Council within the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and member of the General Meeting of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). From February 2018 to November 2019 he acted as a personal advisor to the Minister of Energy for issuing the National Energy Strategy for 2016-2030 up to 2050. As of December 2019, Niculae Havrileț is state secretary within the Ministry of Economy. In 2000, he has received the “Order of the Star of Romania” Knight.

Niculae Havrileţ was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board starting March 3, 2020.

Curriculum vitae - Niculae Havrilet (PDF, 132,6 KB)

Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu* (1976) – Member of Supervisory Board

Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu graduated Faculty of Energy of Politehnica University of Bucharest. He also completed various economic studies, being a graduate of the MBA program in Finance at Solvay Brussels School - Economics and Management, as well as of an executive course on corporate governance at Harvard Business School. Răzvan is a recognized specialist in the energy field, with a solid experience in both private and public sector. He has been Director for Regulatory and Public Affairs of OMV Petrom SA 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 2014, without being a member of any political party. Between February 2015 - April 2021, Răzvan 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. 

Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of 28 April 2021.

Curriculum vitae - Răzvan Eugen Nicolescu (PDF, 126,5 KB)

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 al University of Maryland. He attended various executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, INSEAD and IMD.  Marius 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 has over 25 years of experience in various leading positions and holds 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 28 April 2021.

Curriculum vitae - Marius Ștefan (PDF, 125,1 KB)

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 has held non-executive positions as a Supervisory Board member of the Verbundnetzgas AG in Leipzig, Germany since December 2014 and as Senior Advisor Energy Infrastructure Investments to Allianz Capital Partners in London since November 2010. Previously, he was member of the Management Board, between April 2004 and August 2010, Executive Vice President Gas Supply & Trading, between January 2003 to 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 1 November 2016.


Curriculum vitae - Dr. Jochen Weise (PDF, 92,4 KB)

* 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.