People: RWE AG (RWEG.DE)
6 Dec 2013
Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum has been Member of the Executive Board, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of RWE AG since October 1, 2010. He has served as Member of the Executive Board, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer from January 1, 2009 till September 2010. Dr. Birnbaum became Member of the Executive Board, Executive Vice President in the Company in October 1, 2008. He joined RWE AG as Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development with effect from April 7, 2008. Before that time, Dr. Birnbaum worked for McKinsey both in Germany and abroad (in particular in Eastern Europe and the United States) for over 10 years. The focus of his consulting activities was the energy industry and the energy-intensive raw materials industry. Dr. Birnbaum was named Partner (Principal) at McKinsey in 2000 and in 2006, was promoted to Senior Partner (Director). In this role, he was Member of the Management team for the European energy sector. From 1897 to 1992 he studied Chemical Engineering at Universitaet Karlsruhe, obtaining an engineering degree (Diploma). He holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Brandenburgische Technische Universitaet Cottbus, obtained in 1996. He is responsible for Commodity Management, Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Research and Development. He is Chairman of the Board of RWE Dea AG and RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, as well as Member of the Board of RWE Turkey Holding A.S.
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