Supervisory Board of the week: Philipp Rösler (Fortum)

Philipp Rösler

The shareholders of the Finnish energy group and Uniper’s major shareholder Fortum elected the former Federal Minister of Economics Philipp Rösler (FDP) to the nine-member Board of Directors on Tuesday. There, the 46-year-old will meet, among others, the former Eon Management Board member Klaus-Dieter Maubach, who was re-elected and acts as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The former RWE manager Heinz-Werner Binzel, on the other hand, has left the company. Philipp Rösler, former Chief Digital & Innovation Officer of Thomas Cook, Marco Ryan, joins the Fortum Board.

Rösler’s second mandate with a major corporation

The former head of the FDP and Vice Chancellor Rösler is well on his way to becoming a multi-supervisory board with his mandate at the state-owned Finnish company. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Healthineers AG since 2018. In addition, he is a member of the expert advisory board of the new platform operator Enmacc, among other things. According to media reports, however, he is giving up his job at the controversial foundation of the Chinese HNA Group, which has a stake in Deutsche Bank.