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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, 171,4 KB)
Reinhard Florey (1965) – Member and Deputy Chairman 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. Until 2002 he worked for McKinsey & Company, Austria, and from 2002 to 2012 he occupied different management positions worldwide for Thyssen Krupp AG. In January 2013 Reinhard Florey joined Outokumpu OYJ, Finland, first as Executive Vice President Strategy and Integration, and, starting November 2013, as CFO and Deputy CEO. Since July 1, 2016 Reinhard Florey has been the CFO of OMV Aktiengesellschaft.

Reinhard Florey was appointed as member of the OMV Petrom Supervisory Board  as of 1 August 2016.

Curriculum vitae - Reinhard Florey (PDF, 172,9 KB)

Thomas Gangl (1971) – Member of the Supervisory Board

Thomas Gangl graduated in chemical engineering from Vienna University of Technology and also in mechanical engineering from the University of Salford (Manchester). He started his career with OMV in 1998 as process engineer within the Schwechat Refinery where he held various management positions over the years. Since 2016, Thomas Gangl has been Senior Vice President Business Unit Refining & Petrochemicals, being responsible for all three OMV refineries. As of July 1, 2019, Thomas Gangl is Member of the Executive Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft, responsible for Refining & Petrochemical Operations.

Thomas Gangl was appointed as member of the OMV Petrom Supervisory Board starting July 1, 2019.

Curriculum vitae - Thomas Gangl (PDF, 349,8 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. Most recently, 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 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, 417,2 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, 159,2 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 over 35 years of experience in electricity field and natural gas, including over 20 years of experience in various leading positions. Moreover, Niculae Havrileț holds large experience in central public administration. Between 2012-2017, 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). As of December 2019, Niculae Havrileț is state secretary within the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment. In 2000, he has received the “Order of the Star of Romania” Knight. 

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

Radu-Spiridon Cojocaru* (1947) - Member of the Supervisory Board

Radu-Spiridon Cojocaru graduated in applied electronics from Politehnica Institute, Faculty of Electronics, Bucharest. He is founding member of the National Association for Securities Market Development, contributing from his position as member of the Board of Directors to the establishment of specific institutions such as National Securities Commission, Bucharest Stock Exchange, Central Depositary, RASDAQ.

Starting with 1990, he held various positions within the management structures of some Romanian companies, including the position as Member of the Chamber of Deputies within the Romanian Parliament between 1996 - 2000, being member of the Commission for Economic Politics, Reform and Privatization. He was member of the presidential commission for the Romania’s Country Program between 2016 - 2017.

Radu-Spiridon Cojocaru was appointed as member of the OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of 28 April 2017.

Curriculum vitae - Radu-Spiridon Cojocaru (PDF, 154,8 KB)
Joseph Bernhard Mark Mobius* (1936) – Member of the Supervisory Board

Mark Mobius earned a bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has spent more than 40 years working in emerging markets all over the world. He joined Franklin Templeton in 1987 as president of Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. In 1999, he was appointed joint chairman of the Global Corporate Governance Forum Investor Responsibility Taskforce of the World Bank and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Mark Mobius was the Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, which directs the analysts of Franklin Templeton's 18 emerging market offices and manages the emerging markets’ portfolios. Starting February 1, 2018, he is a Partner of Mobius Capital Partners Ltd.

Mark Mobius was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of 29 April 2010.

Curriculum vitae - oseph Bernhard Mark Mobius (PDF, 255,5 KB)
Jochen Weise* (1956) – Member of Supervisory Board

Jochen Weise graduated in Law from Universities of Bochum and Bonn, Germany. He has been in non-executive positions as Supervisory Board member of Verbundnetzgas AG in Leipzig, Germany since December 2014 and as Senior Advisor Energy Infrastructure Investments at Allianz Capital Partners in London since November 2010. Previously, he was member of the Management Board, between April 2004 - August 2010, Executive Vice President Gas Supply&Trading, between January 2003 - March 2004, at E.ON Ruhrgas AG, and Director Commercial Sales at Deutsche Shell GmbH, between April 1998 - December 2001.

Jochen Weise was appointed as member of OMV Petrom Supervisory Board as of 1 November 2016.

Curriculum vitae - Jochen Weise (PDF, 158,2 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.