Rainer Seele is a businessperson who has been at the head of 14 different companies. Currently, Dr. Seele occupies the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board of OMV Petrom SA and Chairman-Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer at OMV AG, Chairman-Supervisory Board for OMV Gas & Power GmbH, Chairman-Supervisory Board of OMV Exploration & Production GmbH and Chief Executive Officer of OMV Norge AS (which are all subsidiaries of OMV AG). Dr. Seele is also on the board of Borealis AG.
In his past career Dr. Seele held the position of Member-Executive Board at Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Head-Group Chemical Research at BASF SE and Member-Administrative Board at Wintershall Oil AG (a subsidiary of BASF SE), Chairman-Supervisory Board of VNG AG, Chairman-Supervisory Board at OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH, Chairman-Supervisory Board for Erdgas Münster GmbH, Chairman-Executive Board at Wintershall Holding GmbH, Chairman-Supervisory Board at OMV Solutions GmbH, Chairman-Executive Board at Wingas GmbH, Chairman-Executive Board at Wintershall AG, Member-Executive Board at Wintershall Erdgas Handelshaus GmbH & Co. KG, Chairman-Advisory Board at W&G Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG, Head-Strategic Planning at Wintershall Holding GmbH, Member-Executive Board at South Stream Transport BV, Member-Administrative Board at Wintershall Erdgas Handelshaus Zug AG, Chairman-Executive Board at Numov-Nah-Und Mittelost-Verein and President for Russian-German Chamber of Commerce.
He received a graduate degree and a doctorate from the University of Gottingen.