Mario Mehren to head BASF subsidiary Wintershall

Mario Mehren, currently a member of the Board of Executive Directors of Wintershall responsible for Exploration & Production Russia, North Africa and South America, has been named president of BASF’s Oil & Gas division effective July 2015. In this function, he will head BASF’s subsidiary Wintershall. He succeeds Dr Rainer Seele, who has been named CEO of OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna, Austria, effective July 2015. Seele has been head of Wintershall since 2009.

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“Over the past years, Rainer Seele has contributed significantly to expanding and further strengthening the position of Wintershall as the largest internationally operating German oil and gas company. We wish him much success in his new position”, said Dr Kurt Bock, chairperson of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE.

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