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."