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Update: OMV Appoints Outsider Rainer Seele as New CEO

The head of German oil and gas producer Wintershall is going to transfer to Austria’s listed oil and gas concern OMV as of 1 July 2015, taking the place of Gerhard Roiss as CEO. The incumbent CEO is going to leave the company on 30 June. Seele’s appointment as new helmsman of the Austrian firm was hailed as a "corner stone for the company”, by supervisory board head Rudolf Kemler during the press conference. Seele has been appointed for three years and his tenure may get extended by another two years. During his time in Wintershall he managed to raise production by over a half to 385,000 boe/d. Seele is a German citizen. He did not want to disclose his plans for OMV.

March 30, 2015

OMV Appoints Outsider Rainer Seele as New CEO

The Supervisory Board of OMV appointed Rainer Seele (54) as the new Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of OMV. Rainer Seele has accepted the appointment. He will assume the position effective July 1, 2015 for a three-year period, with an extension option for OMV for further two years. The current Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO Gerhard Roiss will resign from his position on June 30, 2015 as previously announced.

March 27, 2015

State Holding ÖIAG to be Renamed ÖBIB

Austrian state holding ÖIAG is going to be turned into a limited liability company (GesmbH) called "ÖBIB" Österreichische Bundes- und Industriebeteiligungsholding, which will be permitted to make new acquisitions and which will report directly to the Finance Ministry.

January 13, 2015

OMV's Gerhard Roiss Resigns from his Position as Chairman and CEO

Tonight, the Supervisory Board of OMV AG and Gerhard Roiss have agreed that Mr. Roiss resigns from his position as Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO as of June 30, 2015. The chief executive is to step down two years earlier than expected. Also the energy group’s management team will be overhauled.

October 14, 2014

Dispute at OMV Supervisory Board

Listed oil and gas group OMV and the state holding ÖIAG are involved in a dispute concerning a new executive board member of OMV. A decision is expected during the supervisory board meeting slated for Tuesday.

October 13, 2014

OMV Executive Board Members Roiss and Floren have to Leave

Bang at Austria's largest industrial conglomerate. The contracts of OMV CEO Gerhard Roiss and fellow board member Hans-Peter Floren are apparently terminated prematurely.

October 9, 2014

Ederer Elected as Supervisory Board President of ÖBB Austrian Railways

A few days after her resignation from the ÖIAG Supervisory Board the former Siemens manager Brigitte Ederer was elected unanimously to the top of the ÖBB Supervisory Board.

September 11, 2014

Ederer Resigns as Supervisory Board Member of OIAG

Brigitte Ederer resigns as supervisory board member and leaves state holding company OIAG.

September 9, 2014

Analysis: Telecom Liechtenstein AG

Telecom Liechtenstein AG ist eine Aktiengesellschaft liechtensteinischen Rechts mit Sitz in Vaduz. Die TLI war bisher zu 100 % im Eigentum des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Nun hat A1 Telekom Austria (mit Mobilkom Liechtenstein) 24.9 Prozent der Anteile übernommen.

July 1, 2014

Siegfried Wolf New OIAG Supervisory Board Chairman

OIAG's supervisory board has appointed Siegfried Wolf as the new Chairman of the supervisory board.

June 27, 2014

ÖIAG: Trade Unions Sue Management and Supervisory Board

Trade unions have allegedly sued the management and supervisory board of ÖIAG, in relation to the Telekom Austria shareholder syndicate agreement, daily WirtschaftsBlatt reports in its Thursday issue.

May 22, 2014

Telekom Austria AG / ÖIAG and América Móvil sign syndicate agreement

In its 327th session the ÖIAG supervisory board has approved the formation of a syndicate agreement between ÖIAG and Carso Telecom B.V., Amsterdam as well as América Móvil. The syndicate agreement has already been signed.

April 23, 2014 · Updated: May 22, 2014; 00:00

Telekom Austria: Reappointment of CEO Ametsreiter Uncertain

The future of Telekom Austria´s top management is still open. Anyway, the company gets a third management board member.

December 6, 2012

Austrian Post: New Supervisory Board President Elected

Rudolf Kemler was appointed as new chairman of the supervisory board.

October 11, 2012

Rudolf Kemler New Supervisory Board President of OMV

Result of OMV‘s Extraordinary General Meeting 2012: The chairman of ÖIAG (Austrian Industrial Holding) was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board.

October 9, 2012

ÖIAG to be Enlarged?

Publicly held companies like Verbund or Austrian Railways should be integrated into the Austrian industrial holding group.

September 21, 2012

Kemler New CEO of ÖIAG

The former CEO of Hewlett Packard Austria was elected as new Chief Executive Officer of the Austrian Industrial Holding.

September 7, 2012

ÖIAG: Three Potential Candidates

The Austrian Industrial Holding needs a new chairman. Tomorrow, the decision should be published.

September 6, 2012

Kapsch Sees Austria´s Main Problem in Education Sector

In the last years, Austria fell behind in all competitive rankings. For the President of the Federation of Austrian Industries Georg Kapsch, education is the key factor.

August 22, 2012

Rasinger Wants to Become ÖIAG´s Chairman

In July, the Austrian investor representative Wilhelm Rasinger confirmed his willingness to become ÖIAG´s new director.

August 18, 2012

Paierl Said to Become Next Chairman at ÖIAG

After months of discrete discussions, the new chairman of the Austrian Industrial Holding (ÖIAG) seems to be certain.

August 16, 2012

Succession: Difficult Search at ÖIAG

The search for a new director for the Austrian Industrial Holding proves difficult. In spite of the attractive job, many potential candidates rejected.

August 13, 2012

Austrian Railways „Fit for the Capital Market in a Few Years“

Horst Pöchhacker, chairman of the supervisory board of Austrian Railways (ÖBB) thinks that the transport group will face more competition. A privatization would take time.

August 6, 2012

ÖIAG: New Potential Candidate

Rumors on the succession of Markus Beyrer do not break up. The manager Werner Lanthaler seems to have good prospects.

August 6, 2012

ÖIAG: Search Goes On

The number of candidates for the succession of Markus Beyrer as CEO of the Austrian industrial holding keeps within limits.

August 2, 2012

ÖIAG: Malanik to Succeed Beyrer?

In June, Markus Beyrer decided to leave the Austrian Industrial Holding (ÖIAG). The former management board member Malanik could succeed.

July 27, 2012

Resistance Against Enlargement of ÖIAG

The chairman of ÖBB´s (Austrian Railways) supervisory board Horst Pöchhacker rejects the idea of integrating ÖBB, Verbund or Asfinag into the publicly held Austrian industrial holding ÖIAG.

July 19, 2012

America Movil Checks Telekom Austria

For one month, the Mexican investor Carlos Slim is the second-biggest investor at Telekom Austria. This week, he collected information about Telekom Austria´s technology and marketing strategy.

July 12, 2012

ÖIAG Looking for New Leader

After the resignation of Markus Beyrer, the Austrian publicly held ÖIAG (Austrian Industrial Holding) seeks for a new CEO.

July 5, 2012

ÖIAG: No Solution in Sight

Today, the supervisory board of the Austrian Industrial Holding (ÖIAG) had a meeting. A clear strategy will not be found anyway.

June 28, 2012

„ÖIAG Should Manage Banking Interests“

Austria´s Finance Minister Maria Fekter wants to upgrade the Austrian state holding ÖIAG.

June 23, 2012

Telekom Austria: Slim Expected to Invest Further

The Mexican investor controls about 26.9% of Telekom Austria´s shares. An increase of up to 50% is possible.

June 21, 2012

Heavy Dispute Over ÖIAG

The Austrian Minister of Finance plans to incorporate the publicly held stakes in ÖBB, Asfinag and Verbund into ÖIAG. The coalition partner SPÖ and Reinhold Mitterlehner oppose to this attempt.

June 21, 2012

„ÖIAG Should Finance Start-Ups“

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) suggests using ÖIAG´s investment income for the purpose of financing start-up enterprises.

June 19, 2012

Uncertain Future for ÖIAG

After CEO Markus Beyrer announced to resign, a new debate about the future of the publicly held Austrian industrial holding emerged.

June 19, 2012

Slim Officially Holds 9.89% in Telekom Austria

Carlos Slim, who will buy Pecik´s shareholding in Telekom Austria, already exceeded the 5.0% threshold substantially. Slim will become Telekom´s second largest shareholder.

June 16, 2012

Markus Beyrer New Director General of Businesseurope

The Council of Presidents (COPRES) of the leading European business organization unanimously appoints 46 year old Austrian.

June 15, 2012

Slim Becomes Major Shareholder at Telekom Austria

The Austrian investor Ronny Pecik sells his shares to the Mexican Carlos Slim. The main shareholder ÖIAG welcomes this step.

June 15, 2012

Beyrer Leaves ÖIAG

The chairman of the Austrian industrial holding resigns and will switch to Brussels.

June 14, 2012

Slim to Enter Telekom Austria

The world´s richest man, the Mexican investor Carlos Slim is said to own a 4.0% stake in Telekom Austria and to buy Pecik´s stake for € 9.5 per share.

June 5, 2012

ÖIAG Cuts Dividends

The publicly held industrial holding ÖIAG pays dividends of € 155m to the Austrian state. This is a decline by 18.4%.

May 26, 2012

Attacks Against ÖIAG, Appeal on Government

The Austrian Chamber of Labor (AK) says that Telekom Austria´s main shareholder ÖIAG has failed. The works council fears a slow, but steady privatization.

May 26, 2012

Sawiris Threatens ÖIAG with Slim

The new shareholder at Telekom Austria Naguib Sawiris announced to sell his stake to the Mexican investor Carlos Slim if the industrial holding ÖIAG does not act cooperatively.

May 24, 2012

Pecik Becomes Member of Telekom Austria´s Supervisory Board

The Austrian investor, who holds a 21.5% stake in Telekom Austria together with his partner Naguib Sawiris, was elected as new supervisory board member. Sawiris was no candidate.

May 23, 2012

Green Party: “Telekom Austria was the Cash Cow“

Gabriela Moser (Green Party) calls the Austrian government to implement a telecommunication strategy. Under the ÖVP-FPÖ government, Telekom Austria was abused as “cash cow”, Moser says.

May 23, 2012

Telekom Austria: Crucial Shareholder Meeting Comes Closer

On May 23, Telekom Austria holds its next annual general meeting. The new shareholder Ronny Pecik will enter the supervisory board. Conflicts are built in.

May 12, 2012

ÖIAG Seeks For Partner Against Pecik

The Austrian Industrial Holding ÖIAG, which is still the largest shareholder of Telekom Austria, wants to gain a strategic investor.

May 5, 2012

ÖIAG Offers Resistance to Pecik

The Austrian state holding ÖIAG seems to organize resistance against the new shareholder at Telekom Austria, Ronny Pecik.

April 13, 2012

„Natural Gas to Become Most Important Energy Source“

Gerhard Roiss, CEO of the Austrian oil and gas group OMV pushes the EU to recognize the importance of natural gas.

April 7, 2012

New Executives for Telekom Austria

The new major shareholder at Telekom Austria, Ronny Pecik, installs a third management board member. The supervisory board will be enlarged.

March 12, 2012