VNG AG Supervisory Board reconstituted


Shareholders of VNG AG elected a new Supervisory Board at today’s Annual General Meeting in keeping with the required cycle. 

Going forward, Dirk Güsewell (Member of the Board at EnBW AG with responsibility for system critical infrastructure) will take over as Chair of the Supervisory Board, succeeding Thomas Kusterer (Member of the Board at EnBW AG with responsibility for finance). This change is due to a reorganisation of the areas of responsibility within the EnBW Board. Dr. Frank Brinkmann (Chairman of the Board, SachsenEnergie AG) was elected 1st Vice Chair and Christina Ledong (Chair of the joint works council, VNG AG) was elected 2nd Vice Chair.

“Close cooperation based on trust at all levels is particularly important in turbulent times like these, and such backing was always forthcoming throughout the previous term of the Supervisory Board. I have no doubt that the newly elected members will continue to support us in all of our transformation efforts as we become a green, digital and gas-based group of companies,” says Ulf Heitmüller, Chairman of the Board at VNG AG.

The Supervisory Board of VNG AG has 21 members: 14 members representing shareholders and seven members representing employees. The composition of the new Supervisory Board is as follows:

Members representing shareholders:

  • Markus Baumgärtner, Head of Value chain natural gas, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe
  • Dr. Frank Brinkmann, Chairman of the Board at SachsenEnergie AG, Dresden
  • Sascha Enderle, Head of Digital finance and transformation, EnBW Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe
  • Barbara Endriss, Managing Director, OEW Energie-Beteiligungs GmbH, Königseggwald
  • Dr. Martin Fleckenstein, Independent consultant, Aschaffenburg
  • Hans-Peter Floren, Entrepreneur, Essen
  • Dirk Güsewell, Member of the Board with responsibility for system critical infrastructure at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Tamm
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Antonio Hurtado, Head of the Institute for Energy Technology at Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden
  • Hartmut Kremling, Consulting engineer, Radebeul
  • Karsten Rogall, Managing Director, Leipziger Stadtwerke GmbH, Markranstädt
  • Gunda Röstel, Managing Director, Stadtentwässerung Dresden GmbH, Flöha
  • Fabian Spalthoff, Head of Trade, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Kämpfelbach
  • Liv Monica Stubholt, Partner, Selmer AS, Oslo
  • Dr. Bernd-Michael Zinow, Head of Law, audit, compliance and regulation unit, EnBW Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe

Members representing employees (already elected internally on 14 June 2022):

  • Tobias Dittrich (VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH)
  • Christina Fenin (VNG Gasspeicher GmbH)
  • Monty Heßler (GDMcom GmbH)
  • Christina Ledong (VNG AG)
  • Peter Leisebein (VNG AG)
  • Katja Schmied (ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH)
  • Dr. Benno Seebach (ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH)
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VNG is a group of over 20 companies active in the European energy industry with a broad, future-oriented portfolio of products and services in gas and infrastructure, and more than 60 years of experience in the energy market. The Group with its headquarters in Leipzig has a workforce of around 1,500 people and generated billed revenue of approximately EUR 18.5 billion in the 2021 financial year. VNG concentrates on four links in the gas value chain: Trading & Sales, Transport, Storage and Biogas. Building on its core expertise in the gas business, the Group’s ‘VNG 2030+’ strategy places an increased focus on new business fields. These include green gases and digital infrastructure. More at

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Neuer Aufsichtsrat der VNG AG

Newly formed Supervisory Board of VNG AG. Photo © Anika Dollmeyer 

Dirk Güsewell ist neuer Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender der VNG AG

New Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VNG AG: Dirk Güsewell (Member of the Board of Management, System Critical Infrastructure, EnBW AG) Photo © EnBW AG