Klaus Schäfer has been Chief Executive Officer of Düsseldorf-based E.ON Global Commodities SE (EGC), one of the leading participants in international wholesale energy markets, since company was established in May 2013. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of E.ON Ruhrgas AG and E.ON Energy Trading before the two companies were combined to form EGC.
Klaus is currently also Member of the Supervisory Boards of E.ON Földgaz Trade and E.ON Vertrieb Deutschland, Member of the Board of the Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW), and President of Eurogas.
An industry veteran with more than 15 years' experience in the energy sector, Klaus has held a number of senior management positions within the E.ON Group including Chairman of E.ON Italia SpA, Chairman of E.ON Sales & Trading, Member of the Board for Thüga AG, Head of Corporate Strategy for E.ON AG, and Head of Corporate Planning and Development for E.ON's predecessor VIAG AG. Prior to joining E.ON he worked for Morgan Stanley in London.
Klaus has a Masters degree from the ESCP Europe School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Passau University.
He is married and has two children.