Our Executive Board

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Matthias Taft

CEO

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About Matthias Taft

Matthias Taft was born in Munich in 1967. From 1988 to 1993, he studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich. In addition, he studied industrial engineering at the University of Hagen from 1997 to 2001. 

In 2003, Matthias took over the management of RENERCO Renewable Energy Concepts AG and since 2013 has been responsible for the management of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH. In addition, Matthias was responsible for the Renewable and Conventional Energy divisions as a member of the Board of Management of BayWa AG from 2015 to 2021. 

Since 2021, he has been CEO of BayWa r.e. AG. 

Matthias Taft
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Günter Haug

COO

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About Günter Haug

Günter Haug was born in Metzingen in 1967. He graduated with a degree in communication engineering from the University of Applied Science in Esslingen in 1992. He started his career as an engineer for a PV installation company. 

During his time with the company, he gained deep insights into both the installation and sale of PV plants. In 1996, he joined MHH Solartechnik GmbH as a photovoltaic sales engineer. In 2000, he became managing director of the company and, starting with just five employees, transformed it into a successful international company with 150 employees. 

In 2010, the MHH Solartechnik GmbH was acquired by BayWa AG. Today, Günter is Chief Operating Officer at BayWa r.e. AG. His responsibilities cover the company’s solar trade, energy solutions and energy trading activities in addition to the IT, digital projects, organisation & change, and marketing & communications departments.

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Harald Wilbert

CFO

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About Harald Wilbert

Harald Wilbert was born in Osnabrueck in 1967. He studied economics and graduated with an MBA from the University of Aachen (RWTH) in 1996.

Before joining BayWa r.e. he worked in different financial functions in the fields of machinery construction, electronics, automotive and energy.

Harald entered BayWa r.e. in September 2013 as Group CFO and is a Member of the Executive Board of BayWa r.e. AG.

He is responsible for Finance, HR, Risk Management and the Bioenergy business.

Harald Wilbert

Our Supervisory Board

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Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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About Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz

Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz has been Chief Executive Officer of BayWa AG since July 2008. In addition, he is a member of the supervisory boards of numerous global companies, including T&G Global Limited, New Zealand (Chairman), Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, Germany (Chairman), Euro Pool System International, Rijswijk/Netherlands (Chairman), WHG mbH, Klagenfurt/Austria (Chairman) and RWA AG, Vienna/ Austria (Member of the Supervisory Board). 

Before joining BayWa AG, he was General Manager at Süddeutscher Verlag GmbH. Prior to that, he held various other management positions in different sectors which enabled him to gain extensive experience, above all in the restructuring and development of companies. 

Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz holds a degree in Law from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. In 2013, he was appointed as an honorary professor of Managerial Economics at the Technical University of Munich and has been the vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Munich and Upper Bavaria since 2016 as well as the vice president of German Raiffeisen Association since 2017.

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Roland Dörig

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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About Roland Dörig

Roland Dörig founded Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP) in 2014. He is one of two managing partners of EIP and a member of its investment committee. He also sits on several boards of directors of EIP portfolio companies. 

Previously, he was a founding partner of The Advisory House, a strategy consultancy for the European energy sector. Prior to that, he worked at an international management consultancy, specializing in European utilities. During his time as a consultant, he gained extensive project expertise amongst others in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and implementing energy trading and risk management.

Roland Dörig holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen.

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Andreas Helber

Member of the Supervisory Board

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About Andreas Helber

Andreas Helber has been CFO of BayWa AG since 2010. He also represents the company in management and supervisory bodies of international holdings.

He joined BayWa in 2000 as Head of Finance. Subsequently, he took over as Head of Investor Relations and was granted general power of attorney in 2007. Earlier, he worked as a business graduate at KPMG Deutsche-Treuhand-Gesellschaft AG in Munich. During this time, he was appointed tax consultant and auditor. 

Andreas Helber holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Siegen.

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Dr. Eveline Steinberger-Kern

Member of the Supervisory Board

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About Dr. Eveline Steinberger-Kern

Dr. Eveline Steinberger-Kern is a serial entrepreneur focusing on current high-tech trends such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. She holds a Supervisory Board mandate with Unicredit Bank Austria as well as the Evergreen Private Foundation.

In 2014, she founded The Blue Minds Company GmbH, a venture capital and consultancy company focusing on global energy transformation. Since then, she has successfully invested in various companies, including the German solar glass manufacturer Interfloat Corporation, the Israeli software companies Cylus Ltd. (Rail Cybersecurity) and Foresight Energy Ltd. (AI Energy Platform), the leading platform for e-mobility in Europe. Prior to that, she spent 20 years in various senior management positions in the energy and infrastructure sector. Among others, she managed the (green) energy business of Siemens in Central Eastern Europe. 

Dr. Eveline Steinberger-Kern earned her PhD diploma at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz in Economic Science and successfully completed an executive management study at INSEAD, France.

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Martin Rey

Member of the Supervisory Board

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About Martin Rey

Martin Rey is member of the Supervisory Board at Nordex SE, as well as Chairman of the Supervisory board of clearvise AG (former: ABO Invest AG), and a member of the Supervisory Board, member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Credit Committee of the Supervisory Board of Kommunalkredit Austria AG, Austria. He also holds the position of  Chairman of the Advisory Board of O2 Power Ltd. Singapore/Delhi, India, and serves on several other boards of international companies.

Earlier, he was member of the Group Executive Management Board at Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG, and worked in management positions at various international investment, consulting, as well as energy and infrastructure companies – e.g., Babcock & Brown (Australia), Knight Infrastructure B.V. (Netherlands) and Brisa AutoEstradas de Portugal.

Martin Rey studied Law at the University of Bonn and Business Administration at the University of Hagen.

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Tim Marahrens

Member of the Supervisory Board

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About Tim Marahrens

Tim Marahrens is the Co-Head of Investments at Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP). He joined EIP shortly after it was founded in 2014. Since then, he has been responsible for many of EIP’s landmark transactions, particularly in the global renewables sector. This includes the successful acquisition and construction of the 1,000 MW wind park Fosen Wind, Europe’s largest onshore wind park. He also sits on several boards of directors of EIP portfolio companies. 

Before joining EIP, he worked in investment banking in the power & utilities sector at UBS and Merrill Lynch, among others. 

Tim Marahrens holds a dual master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and the University of Zurich.

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