28 Oct 2022 09:42

Russian native Elena Skvortsova to leave OMV executive board early

MOSCOW. Oct 28 (Interfax) - Russian native Elena Skvortsova will leave the executive board of OMV AG as of October 31, the Austrian oil and gas company said.

"In today's meeting, the Supervisory Board of OMV Aktiengesellschaft decided that Martijn van Koten will assume responsibility for the Marketing & Trading division in addition to his Refining remit with effect from November 1, 2022," the company said.

"Elena Skvortsova, currently Executive Board member for Marketing & Trading, will leave the OMV Executive Board by mutual agreement as of October 31, 2022," OMV said.

Skvortsova was appointed executive board member for marketing and trading, as well as OMV's commercial director in March 2020. She was signed to a three-year contract with the option for a two-year extension.

"I would like to sincerely thank Elena Skvortsova for her contribution to developing the Marketing & Trading division into a market and customer focused organization. She and her team launched first sustainable fuels for B2B customers, including sustainable aviation fuel. Under Elena's leadership, the division further advanced and modernized the filling stations' product and service offering with a clear customer focus. This lays the groundwork for the filling station network of the future, which will increasingly offer sustainable fuels, including in the B2C segment, as well as significantly expand charging infrastructure for e-mobility," OMV chairman Mark Garrett was quoted as saying in the press release.

The company also said that "Martijn van Koten was selected as OMV Executive Board member for the new Fuels & Feedstock division, in which the Refining and Marketing & Trading divisions will be merged with effect from January 1, 2023."

Skvortsova was born in Moscow in 1970 and graduated from the Moscow State Linguistics University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining OMV, she was vice president of Linde plc , one of the world's leading oil and gas engineering and industrial gas companies, and president of its subsidiary Praxair Canada Inc. She began her career at Linde in 2015 as director of operations for the Middle East and Eastern Europe. She previously worked at Baxter International , Inc. and Bayer AG.