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OMV: New Executive Board member for Downstream Marketing & Trading appointed

Elena Skvortsova
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The Supervisory Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Elena Skvortsova (1970) as Executive Board member responsible for Downstream Marketing & Trading at OMV Aktiengesellschaft, as well as Chief Commercial Officer. Elena Skvortsova has accepted the appointment. She will assume the position depending on her availability, at the latest with effect from October 1, 2020 for a three-year period, with an extension option for OMV for further two years. Elena Skvortsova is currently Business President of Praxair Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Linde plc. Linde is a global market leader in industrial and special gases and provides engineering services worldwide.

In summer 2019, the OMV Supervisory Board decided to split the Downstream business into two and appointed Thomas Gangl as member of the Executive Board responsible for Refining & Petrochemical Operations, as well as Chief Downstream Operations Officer. Executive Board responsibility for the Marketing & Trading business had been assumed on an interim basis by Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO Rainer Seele. As of her availability latest October 2020, Elena Skvortsova will join the Executive Board and take over the role of Chief Commercial Officer. 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Wolfgang C. Berndt: “By appointing Elena Skvortsova, we have managed to bring on board an excellent manager with broad international experience. Her international management experience, cross-sector expertise, and familiarity with transformation processes make Elena Skvortsova the ideal person for this post. The energy transition will cause far-reaching changes in the different markets and sectors that will occur at different paces. The main focus of Marketing & Trading will be to leverage these changes across the entire product portfolio in a way that is both proactive and flexible”.

Elena Skvortsova CV
Born in Moscow, Russia

Foreign Languages, Translation (Bachelor’s), 1991
Moscow State Linguistic University

International Management (Master’s), 1994
Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona

since 2019 Linde PLC, Corporate Vice President and President, Praxair Canada Inc, a Linde plc company
2015 - 2019 Linde AG, Senior Vice President and Head, Region Middle East and Eastern Europe
2001 - 2015 Baxter International, Inc., various positions as leading Marketing Manager, most recently Vice President and Regional Manager, Hematology/Oncology, Region Central and Eastern Europe 
1994 – 2001   Bayer AG, various positions, most recently Associate Director, Bayer Corporation, HealthCare

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
OMV produces and markets oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 23 bn and a workforce of around 20,000 employees in 2019, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Central and Eastern Europe as well as a balanced international portfolio, with Middle East & Africa, the North Sea, Russia, and Asia-Pacific as further core regions. Daily average production was 487,000 boe/d in 2019. In Downstream, OMV operates three refineries in Europe and owns a 15% share in ADNOC Refining and Trading JV, with a total annual processing capacity of 24.9 mn tons. Furthermore, OMV has a 36% participation in Borealis, one of the world’s leading producers of polyolefins. The Company operates about 2,100 filling stations in ten European countries. OMV runs gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany; its subsidiary Gas Connect Austria GmbH operates a gas pipeline network in Austria. In 2019, gas sales volumes amounted to around 137 TWh. Sustainability is an integral part of OMV’s corporate strategy. OMV supports the transition to a lower-carbon economy and has set measurable targets for reducing carbon intensity and introducing new energy and petrochemical solutions.