Dr. Bernhard Günther
Year of birth: 1967
Place of birth: Leverkusen
Master of economics (lic. oec.), St. Gallen and Oxford
PhD (Econ.), St. Gallen
1993 - 1998 Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company
1999 - 2001 Head of Department Group Controlling, RWE AG, Essen (listed energy supply company)
Deep involvement in the merger of RWE with VEW: Due diligence and subsequent organization of the Group along the value chain. Exit from the water business, in particular sale of Thames Water.
2001 - 2005 Vice President Corporate Planning and Controlling, RWE Power AG, Essen and Cologne
2005 - 2006 Vice President Group Controlling, RWE AG, Essen
2007 - 2008 Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, RWE Gas Midstream GmbH, Essen
- Responsible for departments Finance & Reporting, Project Controlling & Valuation, Back Office, IT, Integration & Organization, Legal & Compliance, Risk
- Establishment of RWE Gas Midstream as a new segment within the RWE Group.
2007 - 2008 Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, RWE Trading GmbH, Essen
Responsible for departments Finance & Reporting, Project Controlling & Valuation, Back Office, IT
2008 - 2012 Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen
- Responsible for departments Finance, Risk, Back Office, Project Valuation & Control, IT, Legal & Compliance, Business Change Management
- Merger of the subsidiaries RWE Gas Midstream and RWE Trading to form RWE Supply & Trading and further integration of RWE Key Account and the trading activities of the acquired Dutch utility company Essent into RWE Supply & Trading.
2012 - 2016 Member of the Executive Board, RWE AG, Essen
Development of a new cross-segment management model for the RWE Group with subsequent new setup of cross-divisional functions.
2013 - 2016 Chief Financial Officer, RWE AG, Essen
2016: Responsible for the IPO of RWE subsidiary innogy SE
2016 - 2019 Chief Financial Officer, innogy SE, Essen
2019 - 2020 CFO and CHRO, innogy SE, Essen
Since February 1, 2021 CFO, Fortum, Espoo/Finland (listed energy supply company)
Membership of statutory Supervisory Boards in Germany
thyssenkrupp AG (since 2020, appointed until 2023) *)
Uniper SE *)
*) listed company