Dr. Karsten Wildberger


Chief Operating Officer – Commercial

Member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE since 2016

Retail and Customer Solutions, Decentralized Generation, Energy Management, Marketing, Digital Transformation, IT


Career History

Karsten Wildberger was born in Giessen, Germany, on September 5, 1969. He studied physics at the Technical University of Munich and at RWTH Aachen University. After a period of academic work at the Jülich Research Centre, he obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics from Aachen University. In addition, he obtained an MBA from the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.

After receiving his doctorate, Karsten Wildberger joined the Boston Consulting Group in Düsseldorf, where he worked as a management consultant from 1998 to 2003, mainly advising energy and telecommunications companies. In 2003, he joined the German telecommunications company T-Mobile, where he served until 2006 in various leadership positions in London and later in Bonn, both in Finance and in Sales. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the Board of Vodafone in Romania, first as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently as Chief Commercial Officer. After returning to the Boston Consulting Group as a partner and managing director, in January 2013 Karsten Wildberger was appointed as Group Managing Director of the consumer business and the digital transformation of the Australian telecommunications company Telstra in Melbourne, Australia. In his most recent role as Group Executive Telstra Retail, he was responsible not only for consumer business and digital transformation, but also for business clients and Telstra’s product development. During his time with Telstra, Karsten Wildberger was also a board member of the Telstra Foundation and the Telstra Ventures Group.

Since April 2016, Karsten Wildberger has been a member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE. He is responsible for Retail and Customer Solutions, Decentralized Generation, Energy Management, Marketing, Digital Transformation and IT.

Supervisory Board Seats

* E.ON Business Services GmbH 1) (Chairman)
+ E.ON Sverige AB 2)
+ E.ON Energie A.S.2) (Chairman)

* 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 E.ON Group directorship.