Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz

Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz


Rolf Martin Schmitz was born in Mönchengladbach, Germany, on June 17, 1957. He studied engineering at the RWTH Aachen and received his doctorate in 1985 from the Chair of Thermal Transfer and Air Conditioning Technology there.

After working for STEAG AG in Essen and VEBA AG in Düsseldorf, Mr. Schmitz became a member of the Executive Board of rhenag Rheinische Energie AG in Cologne, Germany, in 1998 before serving on the Executive Board of Thüga AG in Munich, Germany, from 2000 to 2004. He was then Chairman of the Management Board of E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH in Hanover, Germany, until September 2005 and later CEO of RheinEnergie AG in Cologne. He has been a member of the Executive Board of RWE AG since May 2009, Chairman (CEO) since October 2016 and additionally Labor Director of RWE AG since May 2017.

Rolf Martin Schmitz has been Vice President of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) since July 2010. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of TÜV Rheinland AG as well as of several intra-group supervisory boards.

Member of the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE since 2019; term will end at the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2020.

Specific expertise and experience for the membership on the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE:

Mr. Schmitz has extensive management and strategy expertise as well as sound technical knowledge. Due to his professional career and his involvement in BDEW, he also has an excellent network in the German energy industry.

Other supervisory board seats:

Amprion GmbH
RWE Generation SE (Chairman)
RWE Power AG (Chairman)
RWE Supply & Trading GmbH
TÜV Rheinland AG

Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory committees of commercial enterprises:

Kärntner Energieholding Beteiligungs GmbH
KELAG-Kärntner Elektrizitäts-AG
Jaeger-Gruppe (Chairman)

Information as of October 2019