Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Maubach is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uniper since April 2021. Uniper is a leading international energy company with around 12,000 employees and activities in more than 40 countries. With about 35 GW of installed generation capacity, Uniper is among the largest global power generators. Its main activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading, including a diversified gas portfolio that makes Uniper one of Europe’s leading gas companies. In 2020, Uniper had a gas turnover of more than 220 bcm. As a reliable partner, Uniper also offers municipalities, public utilities, and other industries innovative, CO2-reducing solutions on their way to decarbonizing their businesses. As a pioneer in the field of hydrogen, Uniper is active worldwide along the entire value chain in the hydrogen sector and is implementing various projects to make hydrogen usable as a mainstay of energy supply.
The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf and currently the third-largest listed German utility. Together with its main shareholder Fortum, Uniper is the third-largest producer of CO2-free energy in Europe and, as part of its new strategy, aims to become CO2-neutral in Europe by 2035.
Prior to assuming this position, Klaus-Dieter Maubach was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Uniper and a member of the Board of Directors of Fortum. In the years before, he held various senior executive positions, including CEO of the Encavis AG, board member of E.ON SE and CEO of E.ON Energie AG.
Klaus-Dieter Maubach studied electrical engineering at the University of Wuppertal and received his doctorate in 1994 as Dr.-Ing. In 2002 he was appointed as lecturer at the Clausthal University of Technology.