Supervisory board and management board
Dr Karl Gerhold, chairman of the supervisory board
In 1993, Dr Karl Gerhold founded the GETEC GROUP, from which GETEC ENERGIE AG originated in 2001. After earning his degree in economics and social sciences in Göttingen, he received a PhD in political science (Dr. rer. pol.) and worked as a public servant until 1992. His latest appointment was as head of the State Chancellery of the State Government of Saxony-Anhalt. Dr Gerhold is managing partner of GETEC ENERGIE HOLDING GmbH and chairman of the supervisory board of GETECF ENERGIE AG. In addition, he is holding other offices and functions outside the GETEC GROUP.
Bernward Peters, Dipl.-Kfm., Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Bernward Peters jointed GETEC AG in 1999, where he was responsible for the establishment of the electricity and gas trading activities, which resulted in the foundation of GETEC ENERGIE AG. He has been managing this company since then in the function of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to joining GETEC AG, he had been working for different energy utility companies in the fields of distribution and marketing for electricity, gas, water and district heat. Mr Peters earned a degree in business administration in Münster and Cologne, with a course focus on marketing and the power supply industry.
Christian Holtmann, Dipl.-Kfm., Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Christian Holtmann has been a member of the GETEC ENERGIE AG management team since May 2013. In his function as Chief Operating Officer (COO), he is responsible for the company’s transaction and billing processes. Prior to joining GETEC ENERGIE AG, Mr Holtmann was managing director of a renowned energy utility company. Mr Holtmann has earned a degree in business administration and worked for renowned companies in different industries.
Götz-Friedrich Wedde, Dipl.-Kfm., Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Götz-Friedrich Wedde has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of GETEC ENERGIE AG since the end of 2008. He is responsible for the areas of finances, controlling and risk management. After earning a degree in agricultural sciences and business administration in Göttingen, Mr Wedde worked at an international auditing company and then at a raw coffee service provider group with a global presence.