Alexandra Seidl joined Roche Austria as head of communications and extended member of the management board of Roche Austria in September 2012. She also represents the company in industry associations. Prior to taking up this position, she worked for five years in the oil and gas industry for the Austrian company OMV, as corporate spokesperson. Before that, Alexandra worked in several advertising agencies on international clients for six years. She started her career at the IBM headquarters in Germany,in the marketing and sales department.