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Niklas Wiegand becomes new Managing Director of ENGIE Deutschland GmbH

26 September 2023
  • As of 1 November 2023, Niklas Wiegand will join the management board of
    ENGIE Deutschland GmbH
  • On 1 January 2024, he will take over the role of CEO Energy Solutions from
    Manfred Schmitz, who is leaving the company at his own request at the end of 2023.

Cologne/Berlin - On 1 November 2023, Niklas Wiegand will join the management of ENGIE Deutschland GmbH and on 1 January 2024, he will take over the role of CEO Energy Solutions from Manfred Schmitz, who has shaped the company over the past two decades in leading positions for the ENGIE Group in Germany and who will leave ENGIE at his own request at the end of the year. Niklas Wiegand will then be responsible for the management of the company together with Eric Stab, who has been Country Manager and CEO of ENGIE Deutschland AG since 1 June 2023.

Niklas Wiegand joins ENGIE from the Bilfinger Group, where in recent years he helped shape the restructuring and transformation process from a construction group to an industrial services provider; most recently as Head of Germany with around 5,000 employees. After completing his banking apprenticeship, the 50-year-old businessman studied in Koblenz, Toronto, Lille and Harvard and then worked in banking and industry. Now Niklas Wiegand sees his new job as a challenge: "Mastering climate change is the greatest task of our time. I look forward to working with my colleagues to reliably support our customers in Germany in the transition to climate neutrality and to position ENGIE Deutschland for a sustainably successful future."

 

 

Niklas Wiegand becomes new managing director of ENGIE Deutschland GmbH. He succeeds Manfred Schmitz, who is leaving the company at the end of the year.

 

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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