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OMV appoints new Executive Board member for Refining division

The Supervisory Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Martijn van Koten (51) as the new Executive Board member responsible for the Refining division of OMV Aktiengesellschaft. Martijn van Koten has accepted the appointment. He will assume the position depending on his availability, at the latest with effect from July 1, 2021 for a three-year period, with an extension option for further two years, subject to mutual consent. Martijn van Koten is currently working as Executive Board Member for Base Chemicals and Operations at Borealis AG.

The reorganization of the OMV Group approved by the Supervisory Board came into force on April 1, 2021, involving splitting and expanding the former area of Refining & Petrochemical Operations into two areas: Refining and Chemicals & Materials. This structural change facilitates the forward integration in the chemicals sector that has been underway ever since OMV acquired a majority stake in Borealis. With this change, OMV is consistently positioned across the entirety of its expanded value chain and can bundle all relevant responsibilities for petrochemicals and chemicals in a single board division.

Mark Garrett, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of OMV: “The refineries have a key role to play in the energy transition and the company’s future development. Alongside the transformation towards petrochemicals, the focus of the refineries will increasingly be on producing biofuels and hydrogen as well as the circular economy. I am delighted that we have managed to bring Martijn van Koten on board for this new board seat as a manager with extensive international experience in the refining business as well as in chemicals operations.“

The OMV Executive Board and its areas of responsibility:

  • Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Johann Pleininger, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Executive Board member (Executive Officer Exploration & Production)
  • Reinhard Florey, Executive Board Member (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Martijn van Koten, Executive Board Member (Executive Officer Refining)
  • Elena Skvortsova, Executive Board Member (Executive Officer Marketing & Trading)
  • Alfred Stern, Executive Board Member (Executive Officer Chemicals & Materials)

CV Martijn van Koten
Martijn van Koten was born in 1970 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is married and father of two daughters. 

since 2018: Borealis, Executive Board Member Base Chemicals & Operations, Austria
2013 – 2018: Borealis, Executive Board Member Operations, HSE & PTS, Austria
2009 – 2013:  Shell, Vice President Manufacturing East & Middle East, Singapore and in 2013 Vice President Supply & Distribution Americas, USA
2006 – 2009: Shell, Manufacturing Site General Manager Pulau Bukom refinery, Singapore
2004 – 2006: Shell, Manufacturing Site General Manager Gothenburg refinery, Sweden 
1994 – 2004: Shell, several management and technical positions in the refining and downstream business in UK, Germany and the Netherlands
1993:  Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (Master of Science, MSc) 

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft

OMV produces and markets oil and gas, as well as chemical solutions in a responsible way and develops innovative solutions for a circular economy. With Group sales revenues of EUR 17 bn and a workforce of around 25,000 employees in 2020 (incl. Borealis), OMV is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Chemicals & Materials, OMV, together with its subsidiary Borealis, is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. The company supplies services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE); and Baystar™ (with Total, based in the US). In Refining & Marketing, OMV operates three refineries in Europe and owns a 15% share in ADNOC Refining and ADNOC Global Trading, with a total processing capacity of more than 500,000 bbl/d. Furthermore, OMV operates about 2,100 filling stations in ten European countries and runs gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2020, total natural gas sales volumes amounted to around 164 TWh. In Exploration & Production, 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 core regions. Daily average production was 463,000 boe/d in 2020 with an emphasis on natural gas. 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.