04 September 2015

New members appointed of DEA's supervisory board

DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG announces the appointment of Andreas J. Goss, Alf Henryk Wulf, and Dr Jan Konerding as members of its supervisory board. They are replacing Dmitry Avdeev, Jonathan Muir, and John Christopher Smith, who were interim appointments.

Andreas J. Goss is Chief Executive of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of Siemens UK and North West Europe. Alf Henryk Wulf is CEO of ALSTOM Power AG. He was previously Chairman of the Management Board of Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG. Dr Jan Konerding is Executive Director of PwC’s charitable foundation and a former Member of the Executive Board of PwC AG.

Commenting on the new appointments, Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG said: “I am delighted to welcome Andreas, Alf and Jan to the Board. They are distinguished businessmen with a wide range of international experience. I look forward to working with them as we embark on DEA’s next phase of growth”.

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Background information

DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG is an international operator in the field of exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas based in Hamburg. Its focus is on safe, sustainable and environmental conscious exploitation of oil and gas. DEA has 116 years of experience working along the whole upstream value-chain as operator or project partner. With a staff force of 1,440 employees DEA has stakes in production facilities and concessions in, among others, Germany, the UK, Norway, Denmark, Egypt and Algeria. Moreover, in Germany, DEA also operates large subsurface storage facilities for natural gas.

The L1 Group is an international investment business which was founded in 2013, and is headquartered in Luxembourg. It invests through its two main business units, L1 Energy and L1 Technology. L1 Energy’s ambition is to build a new world-class, safe and sustainably growing global oil and gas company. It will do this through acquiring and then developing a portfolio several regionally focussed platforms. 


Andreas J. Goss is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG. He began his professional career in 1994 as a Financial Analyst at Siemens Components in the USA after studying Business Administration at the University of Regensburg and Aston University in Birmingham, UK. After holding various positions within the Siemens Group, he worked as Chief Financial Officer in the Postal Automation Division in Constance from 2001, before moving in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer to Siemens plc in Frimley, GB. In 2008 Andreas J. Goss became Chief Executive Officer of Siemens UK and North West Europe. As of October 1, 2012, he started working for the ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG as Chief Financial Officer. Since June 1, 2014, Andreas J. Goss has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Alf Henryk Wulf is CEO of ALSTOM Power AG. He is a graduate of the Technical University of Munich and holds an MBA from EM Lyon Business School. He has spent his entire career at Alcatel-Lucent, where he began working in 1991. In 2002, he served as Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. In 2003, he became a member of the board of Alcatel SEL AG and was made Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales responsible for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. He became Deputy Chairman in 2006 and Chairman of the Management Board of Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG in 2009. In 2012, Alf Henryk Wulf took over as CEO of ALSTOM Power AG.

Dr Jan Konerding is Executive Director of PwC Stiftung (Charitable foundation) and Member of the Executive Board of PwC AG, COO/CFO, also responsible for International Affairs, and the Hamburg Branch. Jan Konerding read law and worked as an Attorney at Law, Tax Advisor and Certified Public Account. He held various positions within PwC International Limited, the PwC Global Network Operations Leadership Team and PwC Europe.

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