As of September 1, 2021, Alfred Stern is CEO of OMV Aktiengesellschaft and Executive Board member for Chemicals & Materials. He took over management of the company 5 months after his appointment as Executive Board member for the newly established Chemicals & Materials division.
Before that he had been CEO of Borealis since July 2018, having sat on the Executive Board for the preceding 6 years as well, with responsibility for the areas of Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology.
His Borealis career began in 2008 as Senior Vice President Innovation & Technology. Prior to joining Borealis, Alfred Stern was at DuPont de Nemours and held various management positions in R&D, Sales & Marketing and Quality & Business Management in Switzerland, Germany, and the USA.
With a passion for outdoor sports, Alfred Stern has a PhD in Material Science and a Masters in Polymer Engineering and Science, both from Montanuniversität in Leoben (Austria).
He has won multiple awards, including the H. F. Mark Medaille, the DuPont Award for a new product patent, and an honorary award from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research.