Eurelectric Presidency Team

On 19 June 2023, Leonhard Birnbaum took over the reins of Eurelectric together with Vice-Presidents Markus Rauramo and Georgios Stassis. At a time when Europe must accelerate its decarbonisation and ensure its energy independence, this Presidency makes a strong call to put in place the enablers for a radical ramp up of electrification. Strengthening electricity grids as the backbone of the energy transition, rethinking Europe’s security of supply and assuring proper investment conditions will be their three key priorities in a world where the balance of power is shifting.  


Leonhard Birnbaum

President of Eurelectric, Chairman of the Board and CEO of E.ON SE

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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 off ice 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. In 2013, Leonhard Birnbaum was appointed as member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE and took on a variety of responsibilities within the Board. From 2018 until 2021 he was responsible for the innogy integration project. From 2019 to 2020, he was also Chairman of the Board of Management of innogy SE. In 2021, Leonhard Birnbaum was appointed to his current role as CEO of E.ON SE. In this position, he is responsible for E.ON Group’s Communications & Political Affairs, Corporate Audit, Culture & Performance, Group and Executive HR, HSE & Sustainability, Legal, Compliance & Security, Strategy & Innovation and Nuclear Coordination. Leonhard Birnbaum is President of Eurelectric, the European Electricity Association, Vice-President of the Executive Committee of BDEW, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries, a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and, and Vice Chair of the World Energy Council. Leonhard Birnbaum is married and has two daughters.


Georgios Stassis

Vice President of Eurelectric, Chairman & CEO, PPC S.A

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Georgios Stassis is the Chairman & CEO of Public Power Corporation (PPC), the leading electricity producer and supplier in Greece. With more than 22 years of experience in the energy sector, he has worked in senior positions in energy, construction, and telecommunication industries, and served on the Boards of various organisations and associations in Greece and abroad. Prior to his current position, he worked for ENEL SpA., the Italian multinational energy company holding the position of the Head of Enel Green Power, responsible for the area of Eastern Europe and the Middle East until 2015, and from 2016 until 2019 the position of President & CEO of Enel Romania SrL., the largest energy company in Romania. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management in Construction and Structural Design and he has attended Executive Courses at Harvard Business School (US) and Elis Academy (Italy).


Markus Rauramo

Vice President of Eurelectric, President and CEO, Fortum

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Markus Rauramo began his career in the Finnish forest industry at Enso-Gutzeit Oy in 1993. From 1999-2012 he held various senior strategy, finance and treasury positions in Helsinki, Brussels and London, and served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Stora Enso Oyj during 2008-2012. Markus Rauramo joined Fortum as CFO of Fortum Corporation in 2012 and has been member of Fortum’s Executive Management Team since. During 2014-2016 he headed Fortum’s consumer and heat businesses as Executive Vice President of Heat, Electricity Sales and Solutions, and latest as Executive Vice President City Solutions, before being reappointed as CFO in 2017. He became President and CEO of Fortum Corporation in July 2020. In addition, he is a Member of the Board of Sampo plc. Markus Rauramo holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Helsinki, and his working languages are Finnish, English and Swedish. He is married with two children and enjoys sports and outdoor activities.


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Structure of Expertise

Eurelectric's Board of Directors determines our general work agenda, main policies and strategies. All full members of Eurelectric have one representative in the Board.

For more details on our structure, take a look at our Statutes and standing orders:

Full Members

Eurelectric is composed of 34 national electricity associations and leading national electricity companies in a total of 32 countries.

Österreichs E-Wirtschaft
EMI Bulgaria
EAC - Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Czech Republic
ČSZE - Český svaz zaměstnavatelů v energetice
Green Power Denmark
Eesti Elektritööstuse Liit
Energiateollisuus ry
UFE - Union Française de l’Electricité
BDEW - Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V.
Hellenic Electricity Association (HELAS)
Eurelectric Magyarországi Tagozat (EMT)
Samorka - Icelandic Energy & Utilities
EAI - Electricity Association of Ireland
Elettricità Futura
LEEA - Latvijas Elektroenerģētiķu un Energobūvnieku asociācija
NLEA - Nacionaline Lietuvos Energetikos Asociacija
Organisation des Entreprises d'Energie du Luxembourg c/o ENCEVO S.A.
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
Netbeheer Nederland
Fornybar Norge
PKEE - Polski Komitet Energii Elektrycznej
IRE- Romanian Institute for Energy Development Studies
Zväz Zamestnávatel'ov Energetiky Slovenska (ZZES) - Union of Employers of Power Industry in Slovakia
Energy Industry Chamber of Slovenia, Eurelectric Section
aelēc - Asociacion de Empresas de Energia Electrica
Energiföretagen - Swedenergy AB
Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen (VSE) / Association des Entreprises Electriques Suisses (AES)
Türkiye Elektrik Sanayi Birligi (TESAB)
United Kingdom
Energy Networks Association (ENA)
United Kingdom
Energy UK

Affiliate Members

Our affiliate members represent the electricity industry outside Eurelectric’s core membership, both in Europe and Africa.



Association of Electricity DSO of Ukraine

Business Members

With a direct interest in the electricity industry, our Business Members come from a variety of sectors and have joined us in our journey towards a zero-carbon economy. Visit our dedicated Business Members page to see who has joined us and how to take part into our work.



Our work is reinforced through building alliances with a variety of policy actors in Brussels and beyond. These partnerships enable our sector to speak with one voice on behalf of a wider consensus base aligned with other sectors and industries. It is essential that these messages reach policymakers and shape the EU policy for years to come.

The Electrification Alliance is a forward-looking coalition formed by 10 leading associations in the electricity sector.

Check the dedicated Electrification Alliance Website to know more about who we are and why we firmly believe electrification is the future of the European Union’s energy system.

The Platform for electromobility unites organisations from across civil society, industries, and transport modes committed to promote electro-mobility and strive to collectively develop solutions to electrify European transport.

Have a look at the dedicated Platform for Electromobility website to learn how electromobility can make transport cleaner and cheaper.

The Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI) was created in 2004 to harness the collective intelligence of 11 of Europe’s leading industry sector associations as well as BusinessEurope. The ACEI provides a proactive vision to EU policymakers on how to promote the competitiveness of the European industry on a global scale and transform it towards a sustainable and low-carbon future.