Board of the OWC

The OWC is an association based in Austria. It maintains various boards to deal with a wide range of tasks. Its management is in the hands of a team of functionaries.

Its staff work exclusively on a voluntary basis. Events and symposia are made possible by alternating partners.


Board of Directors of the Osmium World Council:

Michael Karl GASSER
Director, Austria


Board of Directors for the performance of public relations and information work 

Board to support politics and associations in dealing with osmium-related issues

Board of Industrial Participants and Manufactories

Board of Financial Market Participants

Board of Crafts and Commerce

With the support of our volunteer committee members, we fulfil our primary mission of disseminating relevant information about crystalline osmium throughout the world. Each member has special access to committees, associations, organisations, universities or governments. In this way, information is addressed directly to the recipients.


Benefits for committee members

Organisations and private individuals receive a number of benefits for a fee through the Osmium Institutes. These benefits are in appreciation of your support in the work of the Osmium World Council.


Free benefits:

  • Use of Osmium-Analysis for the analysis of alloys and jewelry using the LIBS method.
  • Preparation of expert opinions in the field of osmium-related metallurgy
  • Support in the event of legal cases involving the counterfeiting of precious metals
  • Receipt of the results of the studies of the Osmium World Council and the Osmium Institutes
  • Licenses to use visual and written material related to osmium
  • Joint promotional activities uniting Osmium with the activities of the members
  • Support in press work with texts and pictures
  • Granting of commissions to members of your organizations
  • Support at trade fairs and exhibitions


These services are not unlimited, as they are financed by the Osmium institutes, but we are highly efficient and can usually respond positively to all requests.


How can you get involved in a committee?

To be involved or take a leadership role on a committee, you must first be a member of the Osmium World Council. To do this, you will need two recommendations and go through a short check-up process.


The OWC committees play an important role in spreading the word about osmium around the world.

Send us your application to join one of the committees with a CV or your organization’s website and a strong letter of motivation. If we can assess your expectations, we can clearly formulate how we can support you along the way.


The following committees are in place:

  • Committee to carry out public relations and information work.
  • Committee to support policy-makers and associations in dealing with osmium-related issues
  • Committee of industry participants and manufacturers
  • Committee of financial market participants
  • Committee of craftsmen and traders
  • Committee for the organization of the annual Osmium Symposium


How to become a Committee member?

The Committee members, the President of the Committee and its spokesperson are appointed by the Board for a term of one year each. Appointments are renewed or replaced at the end of the year.


Duties of the Committees

The duties of each committee are assigned according to its field of activity. However, some activities are identical in each committee. This concerns planning of the annual work, organization and administration:

  • Developing and implementing the basic committee theme for each committee.
  • Developing a list of tasks and activities for the current period of office
  • Development and elaboration of short-, medium- and long-term strategies for the implementation of the respective committee theme
  • Organisation of ongoing meetings and working sessions (online and face-to-face meetings)
  • Documentation of ongoing meetings and working sessions
  • Ongoing reporting to the Committee of Directors
  • Participation in the OWC Symposia
  • Participation in committee working sessions in the course of the OWC Symposia


Committee to carry out public relations and information work:

  • Joint work with the press agencies of the local Osmium institutes.
  • Topic selection and strategic placement
  • Text editing and illustration
  • Explanation of the overall strategy of the Osmium market launch to press officers
  • Troubleshooting in problem cases
  • Mediative explanation of unclear issues


Committee to support policy-makers and associations in dealing with osmium-related issues:

  • Identification of politically motivated market participants
  • Statements on osmium in the area of state reserves
  • Participation in political summits
  • Dissemination of information to governments
  • Advising finance ministers


Committee of industry participants and manufactures:

  • Statements on osmium
  • Supporting the introduction of osmium into new industries
  • Finding further applications for osmium in any form
  • Feasibility studies on the use of osmium
  • Support in establishing supply contracts of semi-finished products for manufactures
  • Awarding prizes for scientific work with osmium


Committee of financial market participants:

  • Observation of the respective new regulations in country-specific financial supervision
  • Informing the Ministers of Justice of each country that operates with osmium
  • Support in the drafting and negotiation of customs agreements
  • Training of financial market participants in relation to osmium
  • Providing speakers at meetings and symposia


Craft and Trade Committee:

  • Continue to develop processing guidelines for crystalline osmium
  • Support in dealing with OIC and OCC
  • Provision of speakers at conferences and meetings
  • Support at trade fairs
  • Support in obtaining commissions for lighthouse projects
  • Publicizing new entrants with exceptional designs


Committee to organize the annual Osmium Symposium

  • Preparing an invitation list
  • Booking of speakers
  • Drawing up the list of topics in coordination with the Osmium-Institute Germany
  • Finding a conference venue
  • Booking hotels and seminar rooms
  • Organizing and managing the event
  • Documentation by video and picture



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