Thomas Gangl

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Thomas Gangl


Thomas Gangl was appointed as Borealis CEO in April 2021. Prior to joining Borealis, he was an Executive Board Member of OMV, responsible for Refining & Petrochemical Operations since 2019.

With more than 20 years of experience at OMV, Thomas Gangl not only played a significant part in shaping the company’s refining and petrochemicals business but was also responsible for establishing chemical recycling, thereby laying the foundation for OMV’s circular economy strategy.

Thomas Gangl began his OMV career in 1998 as a process engineer at the Schwechat refinery after studying process engineering at the Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria) and mechanical engineering at the University of Salford (Manchester, United Kingdom). In 2011, he became General Manager of OMV Deutschland GmbH and Site Manager in Burghausen, Germany. In 2014, he was appointed Site Manager in Schwechat and, in 2016, he took over the role as Senior Vice President of the Business Unit Refining & Petrochemicals with responsibility for all three OMV refineries.

Thomas Gangl is an Austrian citizen. He is married and has a son.