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Dr Leonard Birnbaum

Innogy / Eon Chairman of the Board of Management

Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on February 19, 1967. He studied chemical engineering in Karlsruhe. After a subsequent period of academic work at the Karlsruhe Research Centre , he obtained a doctorate from the University of Cottbus.

Leonhard Birnbaum began his professional career as a management consultant at McKinsey in Düsseldorf. After holding various positions – including at McKinsey’s office in Houston, USA – he was Senior Partner for the energy and industrial sector. In 2008, he joined RWE AG and was appointed to the Board of Management the same year. He served as Chief Strategy Officer and as RWE Group’s Chief Commercial Officer until 2013.

Since 2013, Leonhard Birnbaum has been a member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE. Initially in charge of trading and decentralized solutions, he later served as Chief Commercial and Chief Regional Officer and Chief Operating Officer Networks & Renewables. Currently he is responsible for the innogy integration project, Sustainability & HSE and PreussenElektra GmbH. Since 2019, he is also Chairman of the Board of Management of innogy SE.

Leonhard Birnbaum is Member of the Board of BDEW, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries, Vice President of Eurelectric, the European Electricity Association, and Vice Chair of the World Energy Council.

Leonhard Birnbaum is married and has two daughters.