OMV appoints Sylvia Shin as new Head of Communications
OMV today announced Sylvia Shin as the Group’s Senior Vice President of Communications, effective April 1, 2022. She reports directly to Alfred Stern, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of OMV Aktiengesellschaft.
“OMV is embarking on a major transformation towards chemicals, circular economy and greater sustainability where strategic and convincing communication will play an integral role. At this important stage of our company, I am delighted to bring on board Sylvia Shin who is an accomplished communications executive with a breadth of international, cross-industry experience in innovation-driven transformations,” said Alfred Stern, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of OMV AG. “At the same time, I thank Andreas Rinofner for serving as Acting Head of Communications and wish him continued success in his previous role at the company.”
Sylvia Shin has more than 20 years of international experience in corporate communications and public affairs. She has held various leadership positions in innovative, publicly listed companies in the technology, pharmaceutical and life science industries, which led her to work in the UK, Japan and Germany. Sylvia Shin is currently Vice President at Bayer AG, responsible for executive communications and strategic PR for its Pharmaceuticals division globally. Her tenure of eight years at Bayer encompassed global communications roles in the Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals division with a focus on business strategy and transformation, as well as innovation and digitalization. Prior to that, she held senior positions at Sony Group Corporation where she most recently was General Manager of Corporate Communications, responsible for the consumer electronics group’s corporate PR in Europe.
Sylvia Shin holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne, Germany, with majors in Marketing & Market Research, Auditing and Tax Law.
OMV produces and markets oil and gas, as well as chemical products and solutions in a responsible way and develops innovative solutions for a circular economy. With Group sales revenues of EUR 35.6 bn and a workforce of around 22,400 employees in 2021 (incl. Borealis), OMV is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Exploration & Production, OMV has a strong base in Central and Eastern Europe as well as a balanced international portfolio, with Middle East & Africa, the North Sea, Russia and Asia-Pacific as core regions. Daily average production was 486,000 boe/d in 2021 with an emphasis on natural gas. In Refining & Marketing, OMV operates three refineries in Europe and owns a 15% share in ADNOC Refining and ADNOC Global Trading, with a total processing capacity of more than 500,000 bbl/d. Furthermore, OMV operates about 2,100 filling stations in ten European countries and runs gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2021, total natural gas sales volumes amounted to around 196 TWh. In Chemicals & Materials, OMV, together with its subsidiary Borealis, is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. The company supplies services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and its two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE) and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). Sustainability is an integral part of OMV’s corporate strategy. OMV supports the transition to a lower-carbon economy and has set measurable targets for reducing carbon intensity as well as for the implementation of new energy and petrochemical solutions.