ENGIE Deutschland restructures its Executive Board

31 May 2023
  • At his own request, Manfred Schmitz will leave ENGIE Deutschland after more than 20 years at the end of 2023
  • Eric Stab will succeed him as Country Manager of ENGIE in Germany and will become Co-CEO of ENGIE Deutschland AG as of June 1, 2023

Cologne/Berlin - There are changes at the top of ENGIE Deutschland: Manfred Schmitz has decided to leave the company on December 31, 2023. Until then, the engineering graduate will continue to serve as Co-CEO of ENGIE Deutschland AG and as Managing Director of ENGIE Deutschland GmbH. Manfred Schmitz has worked for more than 20 years in leading positions for the ENGIE Group in Germany and has decisively shaped the company during this time. As an energy, technology and service specialist, ENGIE Deutschland has achieved average growth rates of around eight percent per year in the German market since 2002 and today offers an integrated portfolio of solutions for the transition to climate neutrality. "Over the past years, I have always accompanied the development of ENGIE Deutschland with great pleasure and heart and soul. I would like to thank all employees, customers and partners for their trust and cooperation during this time," emphasizes Manfred Schmitz.

Now Manfred Schmitz is passing the baton to Eric Stab, Country Manager and CEO at ENGIE Romania for over 13 years. The 53-year-old businessman will represent ENGIE in Germany as Country Manager and Co-CEO of ENGIE Deutschland AG as well as Managing Director of ENGIE Deutschland GmbH from June 1, 2023. In addition, he will continue to be operationally responsible for ENGIE's Networks and Infrastructure business unit in Germany and, as Managing Director Europe, for the European network activities of the ENGIE Group. Prior to this, Eric Stab already held a management position in Germany between 1991 and 2000 and managed, among other things, the UK business and the European sales of Gaz de France as well as the Eastern European activities of ENGIE. Eric Stab is looking forward to his new task: "It is a great honor for me to be able to contribute my expertise and experience to ENGIE Deutschland from now on. I will be committed to continuing the company's successful growth course and, together with my colleagues, to providing our customers in Germany with the best possible support on their way to climate neutrality."


Change in the Executive Board at ENGIE Germany: Eric Stab succeeds Manfred Schmitz

Manfred Schmitz

Change in the Executive Board at ENGIE Germany

Eric Stab

Change in the Executive Board at ENGIE Germany

About ENGIE Germany and the ENGIE Group

ENGIE's mission is the transition to climate neutrality. In Germany, we plan, build, operate and market wind, photovoltaic and hydropower plants as well as pumped storage and battery storage. We accompany industrial customers, municipalities and the housing industry in the implementation of their sustainability goals with the optimization of consumption as well as the execution and operation of highly efficient building and energy technology systems. With concepts for climate-friendly heat supply, mobility and digitization, we support the development of sustainable neighborhoods. We trade in electricity and gas, supply end customers with energy, offer multidisciplinary engineering solutions in the fields of energy, water and infrastructure, and are one of the leading storage operators in Germany. In 2022, ENGIE companies in Germany generated revenues of 2.3 billion euros.

A global reference in low-carbon energy and services, French parent company ENGIE SA is committed to accelerating the transition to a CO2 -neutral world by reducing energy consumption and offering greener solutions. The publicly traded company achieved sales in 2022 revenue of approximately €93.9 billion with 96,000 employees. /

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