Vorstand VDE FNN
VDE FNN
2021-04-27

Board

The FNN Board consists of the chairman of the Forum, two vice-chairmen and a VDE Board member represented in the FNN. The term of office of the current Board of Directors: April 27, 2021 to April 26, 2024.

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Chairman

Dr. Joachim Kabs, Bayernwerk Netz GmbH, Regensburg

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Dr. Joachim Kabs, Bayernwerk Netz GmbH, Regensburg

Dr. Joachim Kabs (51) has been a member of the management board of the distribution network operator Bayernwerk Netz GmbH since 2021 and is responsible for the operational network business. He previously held various management positions in the EON Group, most recently as technical director of Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG. He is committed to sustainable network development for the implementation of the energy turnaround, among other things in BDEW, DVGW and overarching research projects. He holds a doctorate in physics and studied at the University of Erlangen and the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Joachim Kabs has four children and lives with his family near Munich.

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Vice-Chairman

Dr. Dirk Biermann , 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Berlin

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Dr. Dirk Biermann , 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Berlin

Dr. Dirk Biermann (51) has been a member of the management board of the transmission system operator 50Hertz since 2012 and is responsible for system operation and network planning as well as all energy-related activities of the company. He is also involved in industry cooperations, including serving on the supervisory boards of joint companies of European transmission system operators and the European Energy Exchange EEX. Dirk Biermann, who holds a doctorate in electrical engineering, studied at RWTH Aachen University and subsequently held various positions in the Vattenfall Group. Dirk Biermann is married, has two children and lives with his family in Berlin.

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Vice-Chairman

Ingo Schönberg, PPC AG, Mannheim

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Ingo Schönberg, PPC AG, Mannheim

Ingo Schönberg (57) is one of the founders and CEO of the smart meter gateway manufacturer PPC AG. After completing his engineering studies in process/chemical engineering and business administration, he helped establish the energy division of the newly founded Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT. Ingo Schönberg then worked for the Mannheim-based energy supplier MVV Energie in various management positions in electricity/district heating and energy services, as well as managing director of the telecommunications subsidiary. Among other things, he is a board member of the ZVEI energy technology division and a member of the advisory board for the BMWi barometer. Ingo Schönberg is married, has two children and lives with his family in Weinheim.

Ansgar Hinz

VDE Board Member

Ansgar Hinz, VDE, Frankfurt (M.)

Ansgar Hinz

Ansgar Hinz, VDE, Frankfurt (M.)

Ansgar Hinz has been executive chairman of the VDE since 14/04/2016.

Ansgar Hinz studied general electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen before starting his career at the Reinhausen Group in Regensburg in 1994. He has held various positions including Managing Director at MESSKO GmbH and Division Manager at Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen.