Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schnettler
VDE / Anja Rottke



c/o VDE Verbandsgeschäftsstelle
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schnettler

  • Born in 1963
  • Studies and PhD in Electrical Engineering at University of Technology in Dortmund/Germany
  • 1992 – 1998: several positions within ABB AG, Mannheim, as well as ABB Corporate Research Ltd, Heidelberg
  • 1998 - 2000: Member of the Management Team of ABB´s business area “High Voltage Products and Substations”, Zurich
  • 2001 - 2018 RWTH Aachen University:
    Full Professorship and Director of Institute for High Voltage Technology, Aachen
  • 2003 - 2013 Managing Director of "Forschungsgemeinschaft für elektrische Anlagen und Stromwirtschaft e.V. (FGH e.V.)" – Research Association of Power Systems and Power Economics (non-profit organization)
  • 2013 - 2015: Senior Vice President of Siemens AG Corporate Technology
    Head of New Technology Fields
  • 2016 - 2020: Senior Vice President of Siemens AG Corporate Technology
    Head of Research in Energy and Electronics
  • Since 2020 Executive Vice President and CEO New Energy Business at Siemens Energy


  • Member of the supervisory board and president of VDE, the German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies
  • Member of IEEE, Cigré (German committee) and Power Engineering Society within VDE (VDE ETG)

Interview with the new VDE President Prof. Armin Schnettler

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2020-06-30 Video

Prof. Armin Schnettler, CEO New Energy Business at Siemens Energy, is the new VDE President from July 1, 2020. In the interview he talks in German (English Subtitels selectable) about his goals for his tenure, the significance of standards, the role of young talents, the transformation of energy supply with the role of hydrogen economy and the acceptance of hydrogen applications.

The interview is in German. To view it with English subtitels, please activate the subtitels in YouTube

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