Dr. Thomas König


Chief Operating Officer – Networks

Member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE since 2018

Energy Networks, Procurement, Consulting

Dr. Thomas König

Career History

Thomas König was born in Finnentrop, Germany, on April 13, 1965. He studied business administration at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. He completed his doctorate after a period of academic work at the institute of corporate research.

Thomas König began his career at VEBA AG, a predecessor company of today's E.ON SE. From 1995 to 2005, he held various senior positions in the areas of corporate planning and business administration at VEBA AG and in addition in the area of controlling at the later E.ON AG. Here, among other things, he contributed significantly to the merger of VEBA AG and VIAG AG. In 2006, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of E.ON Avacon AG and became Chairman of the Board of Management in the same year. Over the course of two years, he then successfully led a Group-wide restructuring project at E.ON AG. Under his aegis, savings of over € 1 billion were achieved. In 2010, he became the Chief Financial Officer and Labor Director (“Arbeitsdirektor”) at E.ON Ruhrgas AG. As a member of the board at E.ON Energie AG in Munich, he then led the reorganization of the German sales and network business within E.ON. Since 2012, he has been a member of the management team at E.ON Deutschland; since 2018, he has been CEO and CFO of Energienetze Deutschland with responsibility for E.ON’s entire German network business.

Since June 1, 2018, Thomas König is a member of the E.ON SE Board of Management. He is responsible for Energy Networks, Procurement and E.ON’s in-house consultancy.

Thomas König is married and has two children.

Supervisory Board Seats

* AVACON AG1) (Chairman)
* E.DIS AG1) (Chairman)
* Bayernwerk AG1) (Chairman)
* Hansewerk AG1) (Chairman)
+ E.ON Hungária Zrt.1) (Chairman)
+ E.ON Sverige AB1) (Chairman)
+ E.ON Česká republika, s.r.o.1) (Chairman)
+ E.ON Distribuce, a.s.1) (Chairman)

* Membership in other statutory supervisory boards
+ Membership in comparable German and foreign supervisory bodies of corporations

1) Supervisory board seat in Group companies