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OMV Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Rainer Seele as CEO and chairman of the executive board. Seele will take over the position, on July 1, 2015, for a three-year period, with an extension option for two more years. Gerhard Roiss, the current chairman of the executive board and CEO, will resign from these positions on June 30. George L. Kirkland, vice chairman and executive V.P of Chevron’s upstream division, will retire from the company, effective June 15. He will be succeeded by James W. (Jay) Johnson, as executive V.P., Upstream. Kirkland joined Chevron in 1974. He was named executive V.P., Upstream, in 2005, and was elected vice chairman in 2010. He has held numerous assignments across the company’s worldwide operations, including leadership roles in Indonesia and Nigeria.

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