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Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht

Officers Council

Chair, Finance Committee

Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht

Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht is Chair, Finance Committee of the World Energy Council.

Dr. Barbknecht is a Former Member of the Executive Board of VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, one of the leading energy companies in Germany. He worked at VNG for over 20 years in a variety of different functions. This has allowed him to gain top management experience in the fields of legal affairs, strategic coordination, international gas procurement, international gas sales, international gas trading, international gas market sales and portfolio management.

Dr. Barbknecht is also a member of several German, as well as international organisations.

Dr. Barbknecht is an Honorary Professor at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and a Visiting Professor of the Practice at Brandeis International Business School (Boston, USA).  Prof. Barbknecht lectures Energy Law and Energy Geostrategy and is an international acting legal and strategy advisor.


Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht

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