In the last four years with EON, Frank Meyer has successfully built up the EON FEH and E-Mobility business globally and achieved high growth rates.
The reason for this is that Frank, who is listed in the Handelsblatt among the top 100 innovators in Germany, consistently implements the decisive innovations.
The 42-year-old’s previous posts include Head of B2B Commercial Management and Head of Strategy & New Business Development at Vodafone – and before that at BCG.
On 1 April, Frank Meyer begins a new role as CEO of E.ON Italia.
Future Energy Home is the energy system of the future for the home. Our product portfolio consists of PV systems so that households can generate green energy themselves, storage options with batteries or the E.ON Solar Cloud, so that households can store their own energy at any time, efficient heating solutions and of course E-Mobility products that can be charged at home. The whole system is efficiently managed by E.ON Home, the energy management system. We also offer e-mobility solutions for towns and communities as well as for fleet conversion for major customers – and a charging card for on the road.
We started from scratch at the end of 2016. It was a huge task. We learned a lot and constantly challenged ourselves. We became profitable in record time of three years! Now we are active in 12 E.ON countries and our business is growing rapidly with an annual turnover of 660 million euros. In 2020, we installed around 100,000 systems – for example solar systems and energy-efficient heating systems – across Europe. We supply more than 1.2 million service customers and the customer base continues to grow every day. This was only possible because we have built a really top-quality team. We have created a real movement for the topic, and not just at E.ON. And the best thing about it is that we are now the market leader in Europe!
Just the opposite. Italy is a very important market for our Future Energy Home and E-Mobility business. The Italian Government has set very ambitious targets in the area of energy production through solar systems as well as CO2 reduction. The government is giving customers there the opportunity to receive financial support from funding programmes for the installation of PV systems, storage solutions, heat pumps and charging stations for electric vehicles. We are already a key partner and leading provider of these solutions for our customers on-site. In Italy, there is still room for growth. And we have a specific goal: We are enabling the Italian energy transition.
Italy is a great market. We are in a strong position with Future Energy Home. But we also have a large and growing commodity base in Italy: A million gas and electricity customers, a strong energy infrastructure business for corporate customers as well as towns and communities. Everything you need for growth.
And the conditions are right. We already have some impressive projects on the go, such as a sustainable, efficient and networked community project in Milan, the prospective Milan Innovation District. And there are moves afoot to kick-start the liberalisation of the energy market in Italy again. The government is targeting massive reductions in CO2 emissions and wants to promote renewable energy sources. And we are part of that! We want to continue to be a key partner for customers in Italy and the Italian Government, to make the energy transition possible for everyone. With E.ON Italia, we can make Italy truly green. I’m looking forward to the challenge!
I have mixed feelings. What we have done in the last four years at E.ON Solutions is unique, and this is just the start. We have a great team and I shall miss them. But at the same time, I’m looking forward enormously to Italy. And the Italian team is superb. I live and breathe internationalism, I’m excited about foreign cultures, I’ve studied or worked in a lot of countries and speak several languages. I’m really looking forward to Italy. I love Italian culture. My wife’s grandmother was Italian, so it’s close to our hearts. At the moment, I’m working hard to learn Italian and recently even switched my mobile to Italian. I’m listening to Italian radio. This is just the start; I’m not even there yet.