The Executive Board is the body that manages the company. The members have joint responsibility and the individual areas of responsibility, voting obligations and procedures are defined in the rules of procedure approved by the Supervisory Board.
The contractual terms of office for the Board members are as follows:
Rainer Seele:01.07.2015 - 30.06.2020
Reinhard Florey:01.07.2016 - 30.06.2021
Johann Pleininger:01.09.2015 - 31.08.2020
Manfred Leitner:01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019
Chairman of the Executive Board; CEO;
Responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Group
Rainer Seele received his PhD in Chemistry from the University Göttingen and in 1987 became Head of Group Chemical Research and Head of Planning and Controlling in an international chemicals group. Within the same group he became Member of the Executive Board (in 2000) and then Chairman of the Executive Board at a company in the Gas-sector. From 2009 until 2015 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of an international oil & gas company within the same group. Since 1 July 2015 Rainer Seele has been Chief Executive Officer of OMV Aktiengesellschaft.
Responsible for Finance
Reinhard Florey graduated in mechanical engineering and economics from Graz University of Technology while also completing his music studies at the University of Fine Arts. He started his career in corporate consulting and strategy consulting. From 2002 to 2012 he worked in different positions worldwide for Thyssen Krupp Steel. 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.
Deputy Chairman and Member of the Executive Board
Responsible for Upstream (Exploration & Production)
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 E&P at OMV Petrom in Bucharest. 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 Executive Board.
Executive Board Member
Responsible for Downstream (Refining & Marketing as well as Gas & Power)
Manfred Leitner studied commerce at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and began his career with OMV in 1985 in the Exploration & Production division. After several years abroad as finance manager in Tripoli, he returned to Austria in 1990 to take charge of controlling in the Exploration & Production division. In 1997 he transferred to Refining & Marketing and took over management responsibility for planning and controlling. In 2003 he became Business Unit Manager for Downstream Optimization & Supply. He has been a member of the OMV Executive Board since April 1, 2011 and is responsible for Downstream (Refining & Marketing as well as Gas & Power)