OMV Petrom S.A. said it appointed Christina Verchere as the new president of the executive board and chief executive officer (CEO) of OMV Petrom, with effect from May 2018.
Verchere replaces Mariana Gheorghe, who waived her mandate as president of the executive board and CEO of OMV Petrom.
During the next months, Verchere and Gheorghe will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition and to help the company reach its growth potential and achieve its ambitious objectives, OMV PEtrom said in a statement.
“Christina Verchere is an exceptional leader in the oil and gas industry, with a remarkable breadth of understanding of the business,” said Rainer Seele, president of the supervisory board of OMV Petrom S.A. and CEO of OMV Group. “We are delighted that she joins OMV Group as the CEO of our most important subsidiary, OMV Petrom S.A.”
After her studies in Economics at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Christina Verchere started her career in 1993 and has spent over 20 years with an oil and gas supermajor, where she held numerous leadership positions in the U.K., the U.S. as well as in Canada. Since 2014 she has been the regional president of the Asia Pacific region, located in Jakarta, Indonesia.