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Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz

Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of RWE AG

Group departments

  • Group Communications & Public Affairs
  • Legal
  • Corporate Business Development
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Internal Audit & Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Transformation


Biography

since 05/2017

Labour Director, RWE AG

since 10/2016 Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of RWE AG 

07/2012 - 10/2016

Deputy CEO of the Executive Board of RWE AG

10/2010 - 10/2016

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
RWE AG, Essen

05/2009 - 09/2010

Member of the Executive Board, 
Chief Operating Officer National 
RWE AG, Essen

since 07/2010

Bundesverband der Deutschen Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW – German Association of Energy and Water Industries)
Vice President

since 06/2008

Bundesverband der Deutschen Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW – German Association of Energy and Water Industries)

President (honorary position)

2006 - 03/2009

RheinEnergie AG, Cologne
CEO

GEW AG, Cologne
CEO

Stadtwerke Köln, Cologne
Member of the Management Board
(from January 2009 Spokesman of the Management Board)

modernes köln, Cologne
Managing Director

Wohnungsgesellschaft der Stadtwerke Köln, Cologne
Spokesman of the Management Board

 

2004 - 2005

E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH, Hannover
Chairman of the Management Board (until September 2005)

2000 - 2004

Thüga AG, Munich
Member of the Executive Board

2001 - 2004

Thüga Beteiligungen AG, Köln 
Member of the Executive Board

1998 - 2001

rhenag Rheinische Energie AG, Cologne
Member of the Executive Board

1988 - 1998

VEBA AG, Düsseldorf
Last post: Deputy Department Head Economic Policy

1986 - 1988

Steag AG, Essen
Planning and project engineer for mechanical engineering

1985

Doctorate in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)

1980 - 1986

Chair of Thermal Transfer and Air Conditioning Technology at RWTH Aachen University

1976 - 1981

studied mechanical engineering studies at RWTH Aachen University Engineering degree

17 June 1957

born in Mönchengladbach

Other appointments

(content as of October, 2019)

Member of other mandatory supervisory boards

  • Amprion GmbH
  • E.ON SE
  • RWE Generation SE (Chairman)
  • RWE Power AG (Chairman)
  • RWE Supply & Trading GmbH
  • TÜV Rheinland AG

Member of comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Kärntner Enegieholding Beteiligungs GmbH
  • KELAG-Kärntner Elektrizitäts-AG
  • Jaeger-Gruppe (Chairman)