Mr. Ewald Woste, born on 13 January 1960 in Werne, Germany, holds a university degree in business administration.
Mr. Woste began his professional career as assistant to the management of heroal, before joining Benteler AG as a controller in 1989. He has worked in the energy industry since 1992, when he joined the municipal utility of Paderborn. From 1998 to 2003, he was Managing Director of Städtische Werke Nürnberg GmbH and member of the boards of management of Verkehrsaktiengesellschaft Nürnberg and N-ERGIE Aktiengesellschaft. In 2004, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Mainova AG, and from 2007 to 2014, he served as Chairman of the Board of Management of Thüga Aktiengesellschaft. From 2010 to 2014, he was President of BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V. (German Association of Energy and Water Industries). Since 2015, he has been working as a management consultant.
Member of the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE since 2016; term of office will end at the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2021.
Specific expertise and experience for membership on the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE:
Mr. Woste has extensive expertise in the energy sector which he gained during his many years of service as a top manager of energy companies. He has specific expertise in the downstream customer business, with a focus on sales and service activities. Due to his manifold work in the energy sector, he is very experienced in dealing with political influences in a regulated business environment and has also special knowledge in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and the sustainability performance of companies based thereon.
Other supervisory board seats:
* Bayernwerk AG1
* GASAG AG
* GreenCom Networks AG
+ Energie Steiermark AG
+ Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)
The supervisory board seats are marked as follows:
1 Seat on a board of a Group company
* Membership in other statutory supervisory boards
+ Membership in comparable German and foreign supervisory bodies of corporations
Listed companies and seats on boards of Group companies are marked as such.
Information as of January 2019