The EnBW Board of Management has five members. It is jointly responsible for managing the business of the Group. In addition to the duties of the Chairperson of the Board of Management, the responsibilities of the Board of Management are divided into the “Finance,” “Sales and Human Resources,” “Sustainable Generation Infrastructure,” and “System-Critical Infrastructure” portfolios. The Chairperson of the Board of Management is Andreas Schell, the other members of the Board of Management are Dirk Güsewell, Thomas Kusterer, Colette Rückert-Hennen and Dr. Georg Stamatelopoulos.
Chief Executive Officer
Andreas Schell was born in 1969 in Herborn. After studying mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at Clausthal University of Technology, he began his professional career at Daimler AG in 1996 and studied part-time for his Executive MBA at Michigan State University in the United States. He held several specialist and management positions at Daimler until 2009, the last of which was Vice President, Electrical Engineering at Chrysler LLC.
In 2009, Andreas Schell moved to United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Aerospace Systems in the United States (formerly Hamilton Sundstrand), a US-based supplier to the aerospace industry, where the last position he held was Vice President, Digital Strategy.
From 2016 until he joined EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in 2022, Andreas Schell was part of the executive team at the Rolls-Royce Group and was CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Under his leadership, Rolls-Royce Power Systems has been transformed from an engine manufacturer into a provider of integrated sustainable energy and drive solutions.
On 15 November 2022, Andreas Schell was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of EnBW. In addition to Corporate Development and Sustainability, he will be responsible for Strategy / Energy Industry, Communications and Political Affairs, Marketing and Operations, IT / Digital Office, Transformation, Corporate Security and Decentralized Energy Services.
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Kusterer, born in Pforzheim in 1968, studied Business Administration at the University of Mannheim until 1993.
He then began his professional career at KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft AG. He worked there for ten years in various positions and areas, including Berlin, New York and Stuttgart. During this time, he passed his tax advisor exam in 1998, his Certified Public Accountant exam in Vermont, USA in 2001 and his Public Auditor exam in 2004.
From 2004 to 2009, he was Head of Accounting and Taxes and, from 2008, Chief Financial Officer at EnBW. He then moved to EDF Energy plc, London, as a member of the Board of Management/CFO for two years.
Thomas Kusterer was appointed to the EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Board of Management on 1 April 2011. In his “Finance” division, he is responsible for Accounting/Taxes, Controlling, Finance, Digital Finance Transformation, Investor Relations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk Management/ICS, Investment Management, Performance in Growth, Purchasing, and risk management trading.
Thomas Kusterer is President of the Administrative Board of Energiedienst Holding AG (Laufenburg) and Member of the Supervisory Board of Sick AG.
Chief Operating Officer Critical Infrastructure
Dirk Güsewell was born in Radolfzell (Lake Constance) in 1970. After graduating in with a degree in Business Administration, he held various specialist and management positions at Robert Bosch GmbH from 1993 to 1998 before joining EnBW in 1999. Initially, he held various management positions there in the power plant sector. Since 2008, Dirk Güsewell was responsible for the expansion of the Renewable Energies business unit at EnBW, including as a member of the Board of Management of the then subsidiary EnBW erneuerbare und konventionelle Erzeugung AG. Following the dissolution of various subsidiaries as part of a comprehensive reorganization of EnBW's structures, he became Head of the Generation/Portfolio Development business unit in 2014.
Effective 1 June 2021, Dirk Güsewell has been appointed to the EnBW Board of Management.
Dirk Güsewell will assume responsibility for the “System Critical Infrastructure” Department, which comprises all grid-based businesses for electricity, gas and water, the gas value chain, and the growth areas of telecommunications, innovation management and urban infrastructure development.
Chief Sales and Human Resources Officer
Colette Rückert-Hennen was born in Leverkusen/Opladen in 1961. After studying law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, completing her legal clerkship and second state law examination in Düsseldorf, she began her professional career in 1990 at the law firm of Dr. Klassen & Partner in Bonn. In 1992, she moved to the tourism company Air Marin Flugreisen GmbH in Bonn, where she headed the Human Resources, Legal and Administration Departments until 1999.
In 1999, Rückert-Hennen moved to the international tourism group Thomas Cook Group, where she was responsible for quality, customer and process management in the German market as director until 2008. In November 2008, she became CEO of the Thomas Cook Service AG in Switzerland.
From 2011 to 2018, Colette Rückert-Hennen was Chief Human Resources, Brand and Compliance Officer at SolarWorld AG in Bonn. In 2013, she also took over the Information Technology area, and in 2015 she became Labor Director. From August to November 2017, she headed the organizational and structural development of SolarWorld AG’s successor company, SolarWorld Industries, as Executive Vice President.
From 2018 to February 2019, Rückert-Hennen was CEO at EJOT GmbH & Co. KG in Bad Berleburg. There, she was responsible for Human Resources, Legal Affairs as well as Environment and Facility Management.
Since 1 March 2019, Colette Rückert-Hennen has been Member of the Board of Management, and since 1 July 2019, she has also been Labor Director at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in Karlsruhe. Her division responsibilities include Sales, Human Resources, HR Strategy, Legal, Auditing, Regulatory Management, Compliance Management/Data Protection, Committees/Shareholder Relations, Occupational Medicine & Health Management and Corporate Real Estate Management.
Colette Rückert-Hennen is an honorary board member of the Lebenshilfe e.V. in Bonn and the Bonner Kunstvereins e.V., as well as a member of the board of trustees of the ZKM (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe.
Dr. Georg Stamatelopoulos
Chief Operating Officer Sustainable Generation Infrastructure
Georg Stamatelopoulos was born in Athens in 1970. He received his doctorate in engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1996. He started his career in industry in 1998 at AE Energietechnik GmbH in Vienna, where he most recently held leading positions in engineering. Two years later, he moved to ALSTOM Power Systems GmbH, where he assumed responsibility for the design and implementation of large-scale plants in the European "Utility Boilers" division. He moved to EnBW in July 2010, where he was initially responsible for conventional and renewable new construction projects in the area of generation - including the expansion of the Iffezheim hydropower plant and the construction of the RDK8 hard coal-fired power plant and the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm.
In August 2014, he was appointed Head of the Generation Business Unit and was responsible for the operation of renewable and conventional generation facilities. In addition, he was responsible for the Contracting business unit from January 2020.
Dr. Georg Stamatelopoulos was appointed to the EnBW Board of Management effective 1 June 2021.
Georg Stamatelopoulos will assume responsibility for the “Sustainable Generation Infrastructure” division, which covers all market issues relating to generation, as well as growth areas specifically in the field of renewable energies. This includes Renewable and Conventional Generation, Nuclear Generation, Trading, Control Technology, Waste Management/Environmental Services, Occupational Safety, Environmental Protection and Crisis Management.