Thilo Wieland, currently General Manager of Wintershall Libya, will join the Board of Executive Directors of Wintershall as of December 1, 2015.
Wieland will be responsible for Exploration & Production in Russia, North Africa and South America. He thus takes over the Ressort that was previously the responsibility of Mario Mehren, who has been the company’s CEO since June 1, 2015.
Wieland, a 46-year-old industrial engineering and business management graduate, represented Wintershall’s shareholder interests in the Nord Stream and South Stream projects until 2013. He then became Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio Management, within the Wintershall Group.
As General Manager of Wintershall Libya, Wieland has been responsible for the activities of Germany’s largest internationally active oil and gas producer in the North African country since 2014.