Appointed by the Board of Directors in November 2022, our Acting President is Leonhard Birnbaum, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of E.ON. In this capacity, he works with our Board of Directors to determine the strategic direction of our organisation with the support of our Secretary General, Kristian Ruby.
Leonhard BirnbaumActing President of Eurelectric, Chairman of the Board and CEO of E.ON SE
Leonhard Birnbaum joined RWE AG in 2008 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 then, Leonhard Birnbaum has been a member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE. Initially in charge of trading and decentralised solutions, he later served as Chief Commercial and Chief Regional Officer and Chief Operating Officer Networks & Renewables. Since April 2021, he became Chief Executive Officer of E.ON SE and Chairman of the Board of Management.Close
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.
- WG Electrification & Energy Efficiency
- WG E-mobility
- WG Innovation & Digital
- WG Social Sustainability
- WG Climate Change and Decarbonisation
- WG Environmental Protection
- WG Thermal & Nuclear
- WG RES & Storage
- WG Hydro
- WG Wholesale Market Design & Investment Frameworks
- WG Market Integration & Network Codes
- WG Financial Regulation & Market Integrity
- WG Power & Gas interactions
- WG Regulation & Network Customers
- WG Technology
- WG Retail Market Design
- WG Customers & New Services
For more details on our structure, take a look at our Statutes (revised November 2021 - available in EN or FR) + standing orders
Eurelectric is composed of 34 national electricity associations and leading national electricity companies in a total of 32 countries.
Our affiliate members represent the electricity industry outside Eurelectric’s core membership, both in Europe and Africa.
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.
Download here the ACEI Manifesto 2019/2020: “Europe’s industry united for an inspiring future”.