VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Austrian oil and gas group OMV OMVV.VI said on Thursday it has hired an upstream manager from rival Royal Dutch Shell RDSa.L to become its new exploration and production chief later this year.
Dutchman Jaap Huijskes, who is currently executive vice president of upstream major projects at Royal Dutch Shell, will take over from Helmut Langanger who leaves OMV at the end of September 2010 as planned, OMV said in a statement.
Huijskes, 44, will join OMV on April 1. (Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Jon Loades-Carter)
Reuters Breakingviews is the world's leading source of agenda-setting financial insight. As the Reuters brand for financial commentary, we dissect the big business and economic stories as they break around the world every day. A global team of about 30 correspondents in New York, London, Hong Kong and other major cities provides expert analysis in real time.
Sign up for a free trial of our full service at https://www.breakingviews.com/trial and follow us on Twitter @Breakingviews and at www.breakingviews.com. All opinions expressed are those of the authors.