Leadership changes completed at E.ON and key operating companies

  • Bernard Reutersberg appointed member of E.ON AG Board of Management with responsibility for national subsidiaries
  • New CEOs at E.ON Ruhrgas and E.ON Energie

The E.ON Supervisory Board has appointed Bernhard Reutersberg (56) to the E.ON AG Board of Management, effective immediately. In his new role Reutersberg will oversee E.ON’s national subsidiaries, with responsibility for the company’s distribution and retail businesses, which together serve more than 30 million customers, as well as for government and regulatory affairs. He will also be responsible for coordinating E.ON’s growing energy operations in the important Russian market.

Reutersberg joined the E.ON Group in 1999 following eight-year stints as a marketing and sales manager at two major German corporations, Henkel and Vaillant. He started his E.ON career as head of the company’s power-trading arm in Germany and later spent five years as a member of the Board of Management of Munich-based E.ON Energie AG with responsibility for all sales operations. Since October 2006 he has overseen E.ON’s gas business, most recently as CEO of E.ON Ruhrgas AG, Essen. Key achievements under his leadership included the acquisition of a stake in Yuzhno Russkoye, a gas field in Russia, and the consolidation of E.ON’s retail operations in Germany.

Taking over as E.ON Ruhrgas CEO is Klaus Schäfer (43), also effective immediately. A 14-year E.ON veteran, Schäfer was most recently CEO and President of E.ON Italia S.p.A. and had previously held management positions at E.ON in corporate strategy, sales, energy trading, and municipal gas supply. Effective from September 1, 2010, his successor as CEO of E.ON Italia with oversight of operations will be Luca Dal Fabbro (44), currently head of the company’s sales business. Miguel Antoñanzas, who will continue as CEO of E.ON España, will take over as President of E.ON Italia.

The new CEO of Munich-based E.ON Energie, effective immediately, is Ingo Luge (52). Prior to his most recent role as Managing Director of E.ON Kraftwerke, which operates E.ON’s conventional generation fleet in Germany, Luge served in several management roles in E.ON’s distribution and retail operations in Germany. Ulrich Hartmann, Chairman of the E.ON Supervisory Board: “Over the last few weeks, we have made a number of important decisions on leadership successions at several of our key operating companies and at E.ON Board of Management level. With his extensive expertise in sales and the gas business, Bernhard Reutersberg is an ideal addition to the new E.ON Board of Management led by CEO Johannes Teyssen. They, along with their colleagues Marcus Schenck, Jørgen Kildahl, Klaus-Dieter Maubach, and Regine Stachelhaus, give us an outstanding leadership team. Our Board of Management brings together the best executives from within E.ON and superb leaders from other organizations. On the Board, Bernhard will be a strong and skilled advocate for our customers and the policy and regulatory issues affecting our core markets.”

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