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Dr. Bernhard Günther

Dr. Bernhard Günther, Member of the Supervisory Board thyssenkrupp AG

CFO, Fortum
Espoo (Finland)

(as of August 1, 2021)

Personal Data

Year of birth: 1967

Place of birth: Leverkusen

Nationality: German

Education

  • Master of economics (lic. oec.), St. Gallen and Oxford

  • PhD (Econ.), St. Gallen

Career

  • 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