The Supervisory Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft and Manfred Leitner have agreed to extend his mandate for the Executive Board. A contract extension for a further two years has been agreed. Manfred Leitner is thereby OMV Executive Board member for Downstream (Refining & Marketing as well as Gas & Power) until December 31, 2019.
Manfred Leitner graduated in commerce from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and began his career at OMV in 1985 in the Exploration & Production division. After working abroad for several years as head of finance in Tripoli, he returned to Austria in 1990 and was in charge of the controlling department in the Exploration & Production segment. In 1997 he moved to Refining & Marketing and led the Planning and Controlling department. From 2003 he was the Business Unit Manager for Downstream Optimization & Supply. He has sat on the OMV Executive Board since April 1, 2011. He is responsible for Downstream (Refining & Marketing and Gas & Power).
With Group sales of EUR 23 bn and a workforce of around 24,100 employees in 2015, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV focuses on three core regions – CEE (Romania, Austria), North Sea as well as Middle East and Africa – and selected development areas. 2015 daily production stood at approximately 303 kboe/d. In Downstream, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 17.8 mn tonnes and approximately 3,800 filling stations in 11 countries as of end of 2015. OMV operates a gas pipeline network in Austria and gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2015, gas sales volumes amounted to 110 TWh.