Gazprom

Supervisory Board

Clemens Tönnies | Chairman

Date of birth: 27.05.1956
Place of birth:
Rheda-Wiedenbrück
On the board since:
1994
Elected to: 2016

Professional experience:
1971-1976 Butchery/administration apprenticeship; also established the company B.&C. Tönnies Fleischwerk GmbH & Co. KG with brother Bernd
1976-1978 Butchery college in Kulmbach
Chairman of the Tönnies group of companies

Dr Jens Buchta | Vice Chairman

Date of birth: 25.04.1963
Place of birth: Essen
On the board since: 2006
Elected to: 2016

Professional experience:
1993-1996 In-house lawyer (Dresdner Bank AG)
1996-1999 Head of Company/Competition Law, o.tel.o communications GmbH & Co., Düsseldorf
1999-2004 Lawyer/partner at the law firm Hölters & Elsing, Düsseldorf
Since 2004 Founding partner B.B.O.R.S Rechtsanwälte, Düsseldorf

Axel Hefer

Date of birth: 07.06.1977
Place of birth: Hagen
On the board since: 2014
Elected to: 2017

Professional experience:
investment manager

Dr. Andreas Horn

Date of birth: 5th April 1963
Place of birth: Heidelberg
Member of the supervisory board since: 2015
Elected to: 2018

Professional experience:
1982-1989: Degree in human medicine at Heidelberg University
1989-1994: Junior doctor and senior consultant at the ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic at Heidelberg University
Since 1994: Ongoing occupation in the joint practice ENT, allergology, aviation medicine and diving medicine
1990-1999: Chairman of the Heidelberg partnership committee
1994-1999: City councillor in Heidelberg
Since 1998: Owner and managing director of the Association for Management and Psychology (GMAP)
Since 2010:  Consultant to the pharmaceutical industry
Since 2011: Member of the district advisory board of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Baden-Württemberg
Since 2014:  Presidium member for the Association of German Allergists (ÄDA)

Ulrich Köllmann

Date of birth: 04.04.1958
Place of birth:
Essen
On the board since:
2009
Elected to: 2015

Professional experience:
Since 1981 Various functions at Gesellschaft für Energie und Wirtschaft mbH (GEW)
1999-2010 Various functions at Emscher Lippe Energie GmbH (ELE)
Since 2009 General manager GEW

Sergey Kupriyanov

Date of birth: 17.10.1974
Place of birth:
Vyazma (Russia)
On the board since:
2011
Elected to: 2015

Professional experience:
Studied at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Russian Academy of Art
1996-1997 Analyst und Division Head, Sobolev Consulting Agency
1997-2000 Editorial board member, Securities Market magazine; Deputy Director General, Agency of Business Relations
2000-2003 First Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Equity Market publishing house; Editor-in-Chief, Company Management magazine
Since 2003 Advisor to Head of the Information and Communications Department; Press Secretary of the Management Committee Chairman – Deputy Head of the Information and Communications Department of Gazprom

Peter Lange

Date of birth: 30.11.1955
Place of birth:
Mülheim a. d. Ruhr
On the board since: 2013
Elected to:
2016

Professional experience:
Studied social and economic science at the University of Duisburg. Career spells in politics and business, including North-Rhine Westphalia state parliament.
1992-1997 Project manager, Preussag Handel GmbH
1997-2004 General manager, Düsseldorf Airport
2004-2006 General manager, Flughafen Düsseldorf Ground Handling GmbH
2006-2009 General manager of various WAZ Media Group companies  in Serbia
2009-2012 Executive manager, WAZ Media Group
Since 2012 Self-employed management consultant

Dr. Armin Langhorst

Date of birth: 14.07.1946
Place of birth:
Oberhausen
On the board since:
2011
Elected to: 2017

Professional experience:
1967-1972 Studied human medicine in Münster
1972 State examination in medicine, surgical consultant training in Recklinghausen
1979 Consultant at St. Josefs-Hospital Bochum-Linden, additional qualification in sports medicine, chiropractic, special foot surgery
1982-1989 Team doctor, SpVgg Erkenschwick
1989-1990 Team doctor, Borussia Dortmund
1990-1999 Team doctor, FC Schalke 04, then consultant until the end of 2001/2002 season
Medical head of the Haltern am See Foot and Joint Centre, consultant in surgery, sports medicine, chiropractic, special foot surgery in Oberhausen

Dirk Metz

Date of Birth: 9.1.1957
Place of Birth: Siegen
On the board since: 2015
Elected to: 2017

Professional experience:

1977-1979 Traineeship at the Siegener Zeitung, followed by an editorial role

1979-1984 Studied Political science, sociology as well as economic, constitutional and social history at the University of Bonn

After holding various positions within the media and political industries, he was Hesse Council’s state secretary (1999-2010). He was responsible for their press and public work

Since 2010: Self-employed communication consultant for companies and organisations. Has own agency in Frankfurt /Main

Memberships:

Advisor to the Gerald Asamoah Foundation for children with heart disease

Advisor to Hesse Football Association’s foundation

Member of “Initiative spring forward” – a foundation set-up by Deutsche Sporthilfe

Heiner Tümmers

Date of birth: 20.10.1962
Place of birth:
Geldern
On the board since:
2014
Elected to: 2016

Professional experience:
Since 1980: civil servant at the Federal Fiscal Authority

Thomas Wiese

Date of birth: 31st October 1966
Place of birth: Unna
Member of the supervisory board since: 2015
Elected to: 2018

Prefessional experience:
1983: Apprenticeship as a fitter at Unna Aluminium plant (AWU)
1986: Fitter at AWU
1991 Chairman of the staff council at AWU
1992: Member of the supervisory board at AWU
1993: Member of the affiliated group supervisory board at AMAG
2000: Majority shareholder at AWU
2000: Management/ executive board member at AWU
2011: Chairman of the supervisory board at AWU
2015: Sole management of AWU