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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. Johannes Teyssen, Jean-Francois Cirelli, Dr. Marion Helmes, Rebecca Ranich and Dr. Marc Spieker. The employee representatives are Ingrid Asander, Oliver Biniek, Barbara Jagodzinski, Andre Muilwijk, Andreas Scheidt and Harald Seegatz.