Gerhard Roiss

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Alma materStanford University, University of Vienna, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Austrian businessman

Gerhard Roiss is an Austrian oil and gas executive with the company OMV.


In 1990 he took over the management of OMV Marketing. In the same year he was appointed to the board of directors of PCD Polymers GmbH.

In 1997 he moved job to the Executive Board of the OMV Group, an Austrian multinational integrated oil and gas company, where he was responsible for the plastics and chemicals sectors. In 2000 he also took on responsibility for exploration and production. Roiss also had responsibilities in the Balkans.[1]

From January 1, 2002 to March 31, 2011, he was Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and responsible for Refining & Marketing. On April 1, 2011 he became CEO of OMV, succeeding Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer.

OMV is the Russian gas giant Gazprom's main business partner in Austria[2], a delivery partnership under US pressure. OMV

Roiss left this position on June 30, 2015. He was succeeded by Rainer Seele as CEO of OMV. In April 2015 Roiss became a member of the board of directors of the Swiss industrial group Sulzer, and in April 2017 he took over the chairmanship of the supervisory board of Verbund AG. He resigned there at the end of April 2019.

From June 11th to 14th, 2015 he took part in the 63rd Bilderberg Conference in Telfs-Buchen in Austria.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/201511 June 201514 June 2015Austria
The 63rd meeting, 128 Bilderbergers met in Austria