BP Asia Pacific president takes over as Romania CEO of OMV Petrom

OMV Petrom will replace its CEO Mariana Gheorghe with BP’s Asia Pacific President Christina Verchere.

Austria’s OMV said on Tuesday that Verchere (46) would take the role President of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Romanian subsidiary OMV Petrom.

The appointment has been made for the remaining term of the mandate granted to the current CEO Mariana Gheorghe, until April 16, 2019.

Verchere ill assume the position depending on her availability, at the latest with effect from May 21, 2018.

According to OMV Mariana Gheorghe waived her mandate as President of the Executive Board and CEO of OMV Petrom.

Rainer Seele, President of the Supervisory Board of OMV Petrom S.A. and CEO of OMV Group: “Christina Verchere is an exceptional leader in the oil and gas industry, with a remarkable breadth of understanding of the business.

We are delighted that she joins OMV Group as the CEO of our most important subsidiary, OMV Petrom S.A.

He commended the outgoing CEO by saying: “In the past decade, OMV Petrom has transformed into an internationally competitive and highly profitable company under the leadership of Mariana Gheorghe.

We would like to express our gratitude for Mariana Gheorghe’s leadership and strong performance dedicated to OMV Petrom during the past 12 years.”