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Elena Skvortsova takes her seat as new OMV Executive Board member for Marketing & Trading

From June 15, 2020, Elena Skvortsova will head the OMV Downstream division of Marketing & Trading in her role as Chief Commercial Officer, thereby becoming the fifth member of the OMV Executive Board.

With Elena Skvortsova, OMV is bringing on board a manager with extensive international leadership experience and cross-sector expertise. Until April 2020 she was Business President of Praxair Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde plc., and prior to this – President of Linde’s Middle East and Eastern Europe business. Earlier, Elena Skvortsova spent 13 years at Baxter International, holding various leadership positions in the USA, Central and Eastern Europe, and the United Kingdom.

In summer 2019, the OMV Supervisory Board reorganized the Downstream business, splitting it into two areas: Refining & Petrochemical Operations and Marketing & Trading. Thomas Gangl was appointed as member of the Executive Board responsible for Refining & Petrochemical Operations and Chief Downstream Operations Officer and took on these responsibilities in the summer of 2019. Responsibility for the Marketing & Trading business, the role Elena Skvortsova now takes over, had been assumed on an interim basis by Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO Rainer Seele.

The Supervisory Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft appointed Elena Skvortsova in March 2020 with effect from June 15, 2020 for a three-year period, with an extension option for OMV for a further two years.

Elena Skvortsova CV
Born in Moscow, Russia


  • Foreign Languages, Translation (Bachelor’s equivalent), 1991, Moscow State Linguistic University
  • International Management (Master’s), 1994, Thunderbird School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona
2019 - 2020 Linde PLC, Corporate Vice President and President, Praxair Canada Inc, a Linde plc company
2015 - 2019 Linde AG,  President and Head, Region Middle East and Eastern Europe
2001 - 2015 Baxter International, Inc., various leadership positions, 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.