Uniper announced on Wednesday that the Supervisory Board decided so at an extraordinary meeting. Louis-Klaus succeeds Dieter Mobach, who resigned after the nationalization of the Düsseldorf company.
The new CEO is said to have been formally appointed “soon” and given a five-year contract. Mobach announced his resignation in January and resigned at the end of February. On Tuesday, CFO Jota Dongs and new managing director Holger Kretz were initially tasked with running the company.
According to Uniper, Lewis has “nearly 30 years of experience in the energy sector with a particular focus on renewable energies.” He has been with Eon since 2007, and in 2017 took over the senior role at Eon UK subsidiary.
Uniper was on the verge of bankruptcy due to first low and then no gas deliveries from Russia. The group had to fulfill delivery obligations to its customers and purchase gas at much higher prices. As a result, he has accumulated billions in losses. The federal government took over the group in December on the grounds that this would serve the security of Germany’s energy supply.
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