The new head of EnBW comes from the Friedrichshafen Foundation. Andreas Scheele previously managed Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Ex-chairman of Friedrichshafen, manufacturer of engines and power solutions, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Andreas Scheele is set to become the new CEO of Karlsruhe’s energy supplier EnBW. He replaced Frank Masteau, whose contract expires in September and, in accordance with his wishes, was not extended in June 2021. Circles close to the supervisory board confirmed the staff. According to dpa, the EnBW supervisory board will discuss the proposal of the six-person personnel committee on Thursday. Consent is a formality. Neither Rolls Royce nor EnBW wanted to comment on the staff on Tuesday.
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The 52-year-old mechanical engineer with an MBA from Michigan State University has led the Friedrichshafen-based business with Leadership and Energy Solutions for the UK’s Rolls-Royce Group since January 2017 and is also a member of the UK’s Rolls-Royce Board of Directors. According to his current employer, Shell was previously responsible for digital strategy for US technology group United Technologies Corporation (UTC), where he previously held various positions. Prior to that, he gained international management experience at Aerospace Powersystems, Hamilton Sundstrand and Daimler-Chrysler. There, as Vice President of Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Chrysler, he was responsible for developing electrical systems for Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge. Born in Herborn (Hessen), he is a married father of two and is considered an athlete with a passion for triathletes.
Pioneers of climate-friendly technologies
According to the company, Schell was particularly committed to the climate-friendly technologies at Rolls Royce Power Systems. Under his leadership, the company has transformed from an engine manufacturer to a provider of integrated and sustainable power and engine solutions, and thus to a leader in climate-friendly technologies and products within the Rolls-Royce group, according to his official resume.
Among other things, this drive to make the economy more climate-friendly is likely to have prompted Schell, along with Mastiaux, and the supervisory board to consider him the new head of EnBW. With his previous workplace, he also has one thing in common with the important main owner of EnBW OEW: they are both located in the Upper Swabia region.
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Mastiu, the former president of EnBW, announced in June 2021 that after nine years at the helm of the energy supplier, he would like to “dedicate himself to new things,” “where I can learn something and I can make a contribution to it.” During his tenure as CEO, he purposefully transformed EnBW from a nuclear company into a diversified, at-home energy supplier in the field of renewable energies as a pioneer in electric mobility and an expert in critical infrastructure. The company, which owns Zweckverband Oberschwaebische Elektrizitätswerke (OEW) and state-owned Neckarpri, is doing well economically, except for a small part owned in equal parts. Sales and profits increased last year, as did the dividend proposal.