Board of Directors

Gerhard Roiss

Born 1952 - Austria

Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Gerhard Roiss, Member of the Board


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).

Educational background

  • PhD in Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria