Studies of Technical Physics (TU-Vienna). Started his career by OMV Group in 1969, became Member of the Board in 1988 and served as CEO between 1992-2001. 2001-2013 Representative of the Austrian Government for the Capital Market and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee.

In the 90s President of the Federation of the Austrian Industry / Vienna. Since 2000 Mr. Schenz serves as Vice-President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (ICC-Austria).

Richard Schenz is President of the Austrian-Arab Chamber of Commerce, President of the Austrian-Kazakh Chamber of Commerce and President of the Austrian- Russian Friendship Society. Mr. Schenz is Commissioner of the Government for the EXPO 2017 in Astana.