Senior Vice President Downstream Middle East & Asia
Since 2017, Dr. Alois Virag is OMV’s Senior Vice President Downstream Middle East and Asia.
Dr. Virag served OMV in several key senior management functions. Carrying responsibility for OMV’s refineries, Dr. Virag decisively shaped the creation of a more integrated and standardized business model through efficiency and yield optimization and established a top quartile safety record. He was also a key architect in the design and implementation of OMV’s petrochemicals expansion strategy, middle distillate flexibility and increased residue upgrade.
Prior to assuming his new role, Dr. Virag led the group wide transformation program, strengthening OMV’s overall competitiveness, including the start of a cross-divisional operations excellence program and an overhaul of OMV’s procurement and IT.
Dr. Virag obtained his PHD from Vienna Technical University, followed by a postdoctoral position at Washington University Saint Louis.
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