MOVES: Austria's OMV appoints Azeri as new CEO of Turkish operations

25 May 2011 12:35  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--OMV has appointed Gulsum Azeri as new CEO of its Turkish operations in line with a change of corporate structure in Turkey, the Austrian oil, gas and petrochemicals group said on Wednesday.

Azeri will also become CEO of refined oil products marketing company Petrol Ofisi, the new acquisition which OMV hopes to use to channel investments into refining, petrochemical and gas opportunities in Turkey, it added.

“I look forward to her contribution and input as we further develop OMV’s strategic review for Turkey,” OMV CEO Gerhard Roiss said.

OMV, which intends to turn Turkey into its third integrated business hub, after Austria and Romania, said it was pooling its power, gas sales and logistics activities under a Turkish gas and power holding.

OMV Enerj Holding, the parent company of the holding, was also majority shareholder of Petrol Ofisi.

Azeri, who takes over from Melih Turker as Petrol Ofisi CEO, formerly held top executive positions at Sisecam, a Turkish glass and industrial chemicals group.

Since 2005, she has represented the private sector on the Ethics Council of the Prime Ministry of Turkey, while in April she was elected to the board of Turkish Airlines.

Azeri is a graduate of Bosphorus University’s chemical engineering department.

For more on OMV, visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Will Conroy
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