Antje Kanngiesser, who holds a doctorate in law and an Executive Master of Business Administration from IMD Lausanne, has been with BKW since 2014. After a year as General Secretary, she worked as Head of Group Management from 2015 to 2017 and a member of the extended Group Executive Board, and since then has served as Head of Markets & Services.
As the company transforms, the digitalisation of key distribution and cross-departmental functions as well as international legal and regulatory issues are becoming increasingly important. As a lawyer, Antje Kanngiesser will represent these issues on the BKW Group Executive Board for the first time. Antje Kanngiesser holds dual German-Swiss citizenship and lives with her family in Murten.
The Services division will be brought closer to the Group Executive Board, effective 1/1/2019. The heads of the three major focus areas - Michael Schüepp, Mathias Prüssing and Werner Sturm - are now part of the Extended Group Executive Board. Michael Schüepp heads BKW Engineering, a network of over 2,500 engineers and planners that plans and implements major infrastructure projects in Europe. Mathias Prüssing is CEO of BKW Building Solutions, a network of more than 1,500 installers throughout Switzerland offering solutions in the area of building technology and energy efficiency. Werner Sturm is head of BKW Infra Services, with responsibility for a division of over 1,200 employees covering complex network infrastructures in the area of energy, water, telecoms and transport. As Head of BKW Corporate Communications, Martin Schweikert will remain a member of the Extended Group Executive Board.
The newly-appointed members of the Extended Group Executive Board will continue to report to the same Group Executive Board members as before. These appointments have no influence on the organisational structure of BKW AG. You can find an organisation chart at this link.