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Eurogas and its members work together to produce information material, respond to consultations, provide input to studies, analyse the impact of EU political and legislative initiatives, and communicate their findings to EU stakeholders, including suggesting improvements. An established structure of expertise, consisting of committees and working groups, ensures that our views are defined and endorsed by seasoned experts in the energy field.




Klaus Schäfer, President of Eurogas/CEO of Uniper



Klaus Schäfer has been Chief Executive Officer of Uniper since January 2016 ahead of the planned spin-off from the E.ON Group. Uniper is a major international energy company and operates in Europe, Russia, and a number of other markets around the world in power generation, gas up- and midstream, global commodities and engineering.

With 20 years of experience in the energy sector, Klaus has held a number of top management positions in the E.ON Group before the split. He was Member of the Board of E.ON, CEO of E.ON Global Commodities and E.ON Ruhrgas, and he held senior executive positions in E.ON Italia, E.ON Sales & Trading and Thüga.

Klaus obtained his master degree in management from the ESCP Europe School of Management in Paris, Oxford and Berlin.

The Governing Board defines the policies and strategies of Eurogas and determines the budget and financing, which are then submitted to the General Assembly for approval.

The Governing Board is chaired by the President, who is elected every two years, and an elected Board composed of representatives of Eurogas member companies, associations and federations.

The General Assembly sets out the association’s objectives, monitors its activities, approves the annual budget, and elects the President and Board members.



Tor Martin Anfinnsen SVP Marketing and Trading Equinor Norway
Sam Collot d’Escury Managing Director Energie-Nederland the Netherlands
Patrick Corbin Chairman AFG – Association Française du Gaz (GRDF) France
Ulf Heitmüller Chairman of the Executive Board VNG – Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft Germany
Martin Herrmann Vice-Chairman of Czech Gas Association (CGOA) Czech Gas Association 


Czech Republic
Markus Krebber CEO RWE Supply & Trading Germany
Annie Krist CEO GasTerra the Netherlands
Massimo Mantovani Chief Gas & LNG Marketing and Power Officer Eni Italy
Isabelle Moretti Head of Technology (ENGIE)/ President of GERG GERG – the European Gas Research Group



Edouard Neviaski Executive Vice President, Energy Management and Trading ENGIE France
Rosa María Sanz President SEDIGAS Spain
Philippe Petitpierre 1st Vice President Swiss Association of Gas Industry (Swissgas) Switzerland
Michael Riechel Chairman of the Board Thüga Germany
Klaus Schäfer CEO Uniper Germany
Lawrence Slade Chief Executive Energy UK United Kingdom
Stefan Szyszkowitz Member of the Executive Board of EVN FGW – Fachverband der Gas- und Wärmeversorgungsunternehmungen


Dimitris Tzortzis CEO DEPA Greece
Ján Valko Chairman of the Board of Directors Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP) Slovakia
Pierre Vergerio Executive Vice President Gas Midstream, Energy Management & Optimization Edison Italy
Laurent Vivier Senior Vice President, Gas TOTAL France
Erik von Scholz Member of the Executive Committee ENOVOS Luxembourg Luxembourg
David Wells President Shell Energy Europe United Kingdom
Michael Wunnerlich Member of the Management Board – Director of the Representation to the EU BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Germany