Michael Lewis will be the new CEO of E.ON UK effective April 10. He will succeed Tony Cocker, who has decided to retire from E.ON to pursue a portfolio career at end of July 2017. Lewis has been CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables since 2015. He joined E.ON in the United Kingdom in 1993 and has played an instrumental role in expanding E.ON’s renewables business. Tony Cocker has worked for E.ON for over 20 years and has been the company’s UK CEO since September 2011.
E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen said: “I’d like to thank Tony Cocker for his outstanding contribution, not only to our UK business but also to our company as a whole. During his time in UK, Tony helped make customer focus part of our DNA. The Management Board wishes Tony and his family all the best for the future.” Karsten Wildberger, E.ON board member, said: “I’m delighted that Michael Lewis will be leading our business and team in the United Kingdom. His wealth of experience will help continue to accelerate our company’s transformation there.”
Marc Hoffmann, currently Senior Vice President for Group Accounting and Controlling at E.ON headquarters in Essen, will become CEO Customer Solutions and Country Chairman of E.ON in Sweden on April 1. Prior to his current role, Hoffmann was the company’s CFO in Sweden for four years. “I’m extremely pleased that Marc Hoffmann will be at the helm of our business in Sweden,” Wildberger said. “His time in Sweden and his extensive international experience give him just the right skill set to accelerate the transformation of our sales and customers-solutions businesses in Sweden.”
Anja Dotzenrath, currently COO at E.ON Climate & Renewables, will become its CEO on April 10. Dotzenrath joined E.ON in 2011 as Managing Director of E.ON In-house Consulting after a wide-ranging career in in the energy and chemical industry and top management consulting. Leo Birnbaum, E.ON board member, said: “I’d like to congratulate Anja Dotzenrath on her new leadership role. Her energy and deep knowledge of the renewables business will be crucial for the next phase of this business’s development.”This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by E.ON Group management and other information currently available to E.ON. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. E.ON SE does not intend, and does not assume any liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.