Switzerland Member Committee

Schweizerischer Energierat, Conseil Suisse de l'énergie

Website: http://www.worldenergy.ch

The Swiss Energy Council is a founding member of the World Energy Council, the network of energy leaders for a sustainable energy future. It is a non-governmental organisation that brings together all actors in the energy world including energy consumers’ representation bodies, members of academia, government and industry. All of the Council’s activities are dedicated to the promotion of an internationally based, affordable and reliable supply of energy for Switzerland.

Chair: Kurt Rohrbach

Kurt Rohrbach was born in Biel in 1955, Swiss citizen.
He studied engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (grad. Electricity Engineer ETH). He has occupied various positions within BKW FMB Energy Ltd. since joining in 1980.
In 1992 he was appointed Head of the Energy Division and member of the Executive Board. He was CEO of the company from 2001 till December 2012. From May 2012 till May 2016 he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. From 1999 to 2009 he was a member of the Federal Commission for Energy Research. Since 2008 he has been chairing the Swiss Electricity Industry Association (SEIA). Its members stand for over 95% of the Swiss electricity supply. Kurt Rohrbach is a member of the board of various companies in the power supply sector and also a member of the board of economiesuisse, the Swiss Business Federation. Since 2015 he has chaired Canton Berne`s Chamber of Commerce with 3`500 members.

Secretary: Benjamin Teufel

Ben Teufel leads the energy sector activities in TAS of Ernst & Young in Switzerland. He is a professional banker of Deutsche Bank and studied Management & Economics at the universities in Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. He has multiple years of experience in management consulting for European energy companies as well as operational experience in the field of electric mobility. A selection of his skills include: Financial due diligences and valuations for transactions in the Swiss energy sector, Energy trading, Strategy development and Electric mobility.