Member of the Supervisory Board since October 2019
Former CEO of RWE AG
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 was a member of the Executive Board of RWE AG since May 2009, Chairman (CEO) from October 2016 until May 2021 and from April 2017 until October 2020 additionally Labor Director of RWE AG.
Rolf Martin Schmitz has been Vice President of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) from 2010 until 2021. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of TÜV Rheinland AG and Encavis AG.
Member of the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE since October 2019; term will end at the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2023.
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.
Membership in other statutory supervisory boards:
TÜV Rheinland AG
Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises:
Kärntner Energieholding Beteiligungs GmbH
Jaeger Grund GmbH & Co. KG (Jaeger Group, Chairman)