OMV Petrom, the largest oil & gas producer in Romania, appointed former deputy prime minister and development minister Sevil Shhaideh as interim member of its supervisory board, the company announced on Friday, October 27. She is one of the state’s two representatives in OMV Petrom’s supervisory board alongside former MP Radu Spiridon Cojocaru. The Romanian state holds a 20.6% stake in the company.
Sevil Shhaideh was also appointed member of the audit committee and member of the presidential and nomination committee of OMV Petrom. Her appointment took place after Mihai Busuioc left these positions as he was named head of the Court of Accounts.
“Sevil Shhaideh was appointed as interim member of the Supervisory Board, member of the Audit Committee and member of the Presidential and Nomination Committee of OMV Petrom, starting with the date of the approval of her appointment by the Supervisory Board, namely October 26, 2017, and until the next General Meeting of Shareholders,” the company announced.
Shhaideh is being prosecuted by the National Anticorruption Department (DNA) in a case that targets the alleged illegal transfer of an island on the Danube from the state company Apele Romane to the administration of Teleorman County Council and then leased to a private company. She resigned earlier this month from the development minister seat.