- Chief Executive Officer, RWE, Germany
Studied to become auditor, Nederlands Institut voor Registeraccountants, Amsterdam. Concurrently, worked as an independent tax auditor for the Dutch Ministry of Finance. 1985, became Audit Supervisor, KPMG, Eindhoven, Netherlands. 1990-2002, senior international finance and accounting positions in the packaging industry, Schmalbach-Lubeca, Ratingen, Germany. January 2003, joined the RWE Group as Head of Group Controlling, RWE; 2004, became Member of the Executive Board, RWE Umwelt; was significantly involved in restructuring and selling RWE Umwelt; July 2005, appointed Chief Executive Officer, RWE Trading; responsibilities included the merger of RWE Trading and RWE Gas Midstream into RWE Supply & Trading; significant contribution to the realization of RWE's growth strategy; as of 2009, took responsibility for the integration process of Essent; until December 2011, Chief Executive Officer, RWE's Dutch subsidiary; September 2011, appointed Member of the Executive Board and Deputy Chairman of the Board, RWE; since July 2012, Chief Executive Officer, RWE.