Throughout his professional life, Stefan has been involved in commodity trading and risk management activities, predominantly focused on energy-related commodities and non-ferrous metals.
Stefan began his career in 1981 at Metallgesellschaft’s central controlling department in Frankfurt (Germany). While with Metallgesellschaft, he worked in London, New York and Hamburg where he served as CEO of the company’s non-ferrous metal trading and brokerage subsidiary. In 1992, he was hired by the Swiss bank UBS to develop their commodity trading business.
Following the deregulation of Germany’s electricity market in 1999, he moved to German utility RWE. He helped to build RWE’s global energy and commodity-trading and wholesale-supply business over a period of 16 years. He retired as the company’s CEO in February 2015.
Stefan is a Non-Executive Director of Trimet SE – the largest aluminium producer in Germany, and its holding company.
From June 2018 until October 2018 he was a member of EuroChem Board. Subsequently, from November 2018 until June 2019 he was Chief Commercial Officer and deputy CEO of EuroChem. In June 2019 he joined EuroChem Board again and chaired the Strategy Committee.
Stefan holds a degree in Business Administration from Frankfurt.