Gerhard Roiss joined the Sulzer Board of Directors in 2015. He served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV AG (2011 – 2015). During more than two decades, he has held a variety of leadership positions within OMV AG. Among other functions, he has led the Refining and Marketing division (2002 – 2011), the Exploration and Production division (2000 – 2002), and the Chemicals and Plastics division (1997 – 2002). He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Petrol Ofisi A.S., Istanbul, Turkey (2010 – 2015), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of OMV Petrom S.A., Bucharest, Romania (2011 – 2015), and Chairman / Vice Chairman of the Board of Borealis AG, Vienna, Austria (1997 – 2011).
- PhD in Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria