Dr.-Ing. Leonhard Birnbaum
Chief Operating Officer – Networks & Renewables
Member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE since 2013
Energy Networks, Renewables, Sustainability & HSE, Procurement, Consulting, PreussenElektra, Generation Turkey
Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on February 19, 1967. He studied chemical engineering in Karlsruhe. After a subsequent period of academic work at the Karlsruhe Research Centre, he obtained a doctorate from the University of Cottbus.
Leonhard Birnbaum began his professional career as a management consultant at McKinsey in Düsseldorf. After holding various positions – including at McKinsey’s off ice in Houston, USA – he was Senior Partner for the energy and industrial sector. In 2008, he joined RWE AG and was appointed to the Board of Management the same year. He served as Chief Strategy Officer and as RWE Group’s Chief Commercial Officer until 2013.
Since 2013, Leonhard Birnbaum has been a member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE. Initially in charge of trading and decentralized solutions, he later served as Chief Commercial and Chief Regional Officer. Currently he is responsible for Energy Networks, Renewables, Sustainability & HSE, Procurement, E.ON’s in-house consultancy, PreussenElektra GmbH and the Turkish generation business.
Leonhard Birnbaum is married and has two daughters.
Supervisory Board Seats
* E.ON Czech Holding AG 1) (Chairman)
* E.ON Hungaria Zrt. 2) (Chairman)
+ E.ON Sverige AB 2) (Chairman)
* Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH
* Membership in other statutory supervisory boards
+ Membership in comparable German and foreign supervisory bodies of corporations
1) Exempted supervisory board seats in Group companies
2) Other supervisory board seats in Group companies