Foundation for success

Our leadership team’s objective is to maximize the value of our capabilities and to succeed in the international energy business.

Management Board

The members of the Uniper Management Board guide our operational and commercial activities, set our strategic course, and define our policies. The Management Board consists of Klaus Schäfer, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christopher Delbrück, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Keith Martin, the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), and Eckhardt Rümmler, the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Klaus Schäfer

Chief Executive Officer since January 1st, 2016

Klaus Schäfer

June 10, 1967: Born in Regensburg (Germany)

1988 - 1990: Universität Passau (Germany)

  • Vordiplom (basic studies) in business administration

1990 - 1993: ESCP Europe School of Management, Paris, Oxford, and Berlin

  • Diplom-Kaufmann degree in international business administration, corporate accounting and finance, auditing and taxes

1993 - 1996: Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited, London (UK)

  • M&A Analyst

1996 - 2000: VIAG AG, Munich (Germany) 

  • 1996 - 1997: Controlling Department 
  • 1997 - 1999: Head of Packing in Controlling Department 
  • 1999 - 2000: Head of Corporate Planning and Development 
  • 2000: Senior Executive, Controlling

2000 - 2003: E.ON AG, Düsseldorf (Germany)

  • Head of Corporate Strategy

2003 - 2006: Thüga AG, Munich (Germany) 

  • CFO

2006 - 2007: E.ON Sales & Trading GmbH, Munich (Germany) 

  • CEO

2007 - 2010: E.ON Italia SpA, Milan (Italy) 

  • Chairman and Amministratore Delegato

2010 - 2013: E.ON Ruhrgas AG, Essen (Germany) 

  • CEO

2011 - 2013: E.ON Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf (Germany) 

  • CEO

2013 - 2015: E.ON SE, Düsseldorf (Germany) 

  • Member of the Board of Management

 

Christopher Delbrück

Chief Financial Officer since January 1st, 2016

Christopher Delbrück

October 27, 1966: Born in Kiel (Germany)

1986 - 1988: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg (Germany) 

  • BA

1988 - 1993: Christian Albrechts-Universität, Kiel (Germany) 

  • Diploma in Economics

1993 - 1995: Harvard University, Cambridge (USA) 

  • Master of Public Administration

1995 - 1999: The Boston Consulting Group, Hamburg (Germany)

  • 1995 - 1997: Consultant
  • 1997 - 1999: Case Leader

2000 - 2001: Decision Warehouse Softwareunternehmen, Hamburg (Germany) 

  • Managing Director

2002 - 2005: E.ON AG, Düsseldorf (Germany) 

  • Vice President Corporate Development, Central Europe and European Gas

2005 - 2010: E.ON Sverige AB, Malmö (Sweden)

  • 2005 - 2007: Managing Director, Business Development
  • 2007 - 2010: CFO, Deputy CEO

2010 - 2015: E.ON Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf (Germany)

  • 2010 - 2013: CFO
  • 2013 - 2015: CEO

 

Keith Martin

Chief Commercial Officer since March 1st, 2016

Keith Martin

March 13, 1968: Born in in Liverpool (UK)

1987 - 1990: Liverpool University (BA)

1990 - 2000: Shell UK

  • 1990 - 1995: Analyst in Supply and Logistic
  • 1991 - 1996 Manager of Retail
  • 1996 - 2000 Divisional Director of Optimization and Logistic

2000 - 2005: Shell Energy Trading 

  • Manager of European Energy Trading

2005 - 2013: Gazprom Marketing & Trading, London (UK) 

  • 2005 - 2011 Commercial Director 
  • 2011 - 2013 Executive Director Global Business Development

2013 - 2016: Petrochina, London (UK) 

  • Vice President Gas, Power, Carbon and LNG

 

Eckhardt Rümmler

Chief Operating Officer since January 1st, 2016

Eckhardt Rümmler

March 8, 1960: Born in Lengerich (Germany)

1980 - 1984: Marine Engineering, Hamburg (Germany)

  • Diplom-Ingenieur (engineering degree)

1984 - 1986: Helmut Bastian shipping company, Bremen (Germany)

  • Marine Engineer with global postings

1986 - 1993: Steag AG, Essen (Germany) 

  • Power plant development, commissioning, and operations

1994 - 2005: PreussenElektra AG/E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH, Hanover (Germany) 

  • Head of Process Technology, Hanover 
  • Deputy Plant Manager, Mittelweser power station group 
  • Plant Manager, Staudinger power station, Großkrotzenburg

2005 - 2007: E.ON Energie AG, Munich (Germany) 

  • Senior Vice President for Energy Optimization

2007 - 2010: E.ON AG, Düsseldorf (Germany) 

  • Senior Vice President for Upstream/Generation

2010 - 2013: E.ON SE, Düsseldorf (Germany) 

  • Senior Vice President for Strategy & Corporate Development

2013 - 2015: E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH, Essen (Germany) 

  • CEO

2014 - 2015: E.ON Generation GmbH, Hanover / Essen (Germany) 

  • CEO

2015: Global Unit Next Generation, Essen (Germany) 

  • CEO

Supervisory Board

The Uniper SE Supervisory Board consists of twelve members. The shareholder representatives are Dr. Bernhard Reutersberg (Chairman), Dr. Marc Spieker, Jean-Francois Cirelli, David Charles Davies, Dr. Marion Helmes and Rebecca Ranich. The employee representatives are Harald Seegatz, Ingrid Åsander, Oliver Biniek, Barbara Jagodzinski, André Muilwijk and Immo Schlepper.

Find out more about our Supervisory Board