Karlsruhe. Pierre Lederer, deputy chairman of the Board of Management of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, has announced today that he will resign from his office on the occasion of the Meeting of the Supervisory Board on November 6, 2008with effect as of January 31, 2009. He is leaving the company of his own volition to take up new challenges at Electricité de France (EDF). Mr. Lederer has been on the Board of Management of EnBW since June 1, 2000 and has acted as deputy chairman of the board since October 1, 2007. Chief Operating Officer (COO) since May 1, 2003, Mr. Lederer has also been in charge of the central operating units within the EnBW group.
“We regret Mr. Lederer’s decision, but do respect it. He has played a major role in shaping the development of EnBW over the last few years and we are indebted to him for his part in putting EnBW in its present excellent competitive position. Many decisions of great import for the future of EnBW were made during his term of office.The operational earnings power of EnBW is attributable in some ways to the optimisation of the value added chain under his lead. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him today already for his successful work and wish him every success for his new post,” says Dr. Claus Dieter Hoffmann, chairman of EnBW’s Supervisory Board.
“We would like to say a special thank you to Mr. Lederer, also on behalf of the employees, for all his work. We regret that he is leaving at the end of January 2009. EnBW is losing not only an outstanding energy industry expert, but also an extremely loyal colleague with strong leadership skills. With his team spirit, wealth of experience and visionary power, he has made a significant contribution to the success of EnBW today. We will continue our friendly relations with him in his new job and wish him every success for the future,” says Hans-Peter Villis, CEO of EnBW.
“I can look back on eight exciting years in the energy industry. Over this period, I had the good fortune not only to experience liberalisation of the energy markets, but to be able to shape it first hand.The consistent orientation towards the market and competition and the commitment of EnBW employees for the company are unique. I will take this positive experience with me to my new post,” says Pierre Lederer, deputy chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Operating Officer of EnBW.
The committee for management board matters of EnBW’s Supervisory Board decided today to propose to the central works council that Mr. Christian Buchel be appointed to EnBW’s Board of Management as COO as of February 1, 2009. Mr. Buchel is currently directeur général of the publicly listed company Electricité de Strasbourg. The decision of EnBW’s Supervisory Board on the new appointment is expected for November 6, 2008.