Munich, 18. March 2022. An experienced energy expert joins the management team of bmp greengas GmbH, a Europe-wide biomethane marketer and subsidiary of Erdgas Südwest GmbH: As of May 1, 2022, Sven Kraus will support Stefan Schneider, who was appointed Managing Director at the beginning of the year. Kraus leaves GasVersorgung Süddeutschland GmbH, where he currently serves as a member of the Executive Board and Head of Finance & Operations (CFO) until the end of April.
The graduate engineer has been in the energy industry since 1995 and has management experience in corporate groups, medium-sized groups and start-ups. Further milestones in his career include positions as CEO and CFO in national and international environments, a total of 20 years with the EnBW Group and ten years in various management positions in the biogas/bioenergy sector.
In February 2019, Kraus took over responsibility for merging and further developing the commercial departments at GasVersorgung Süddeutschland GmbH. He was also responsible for the B2B sales management model, ensuring IT operations including digital platforms, and implementing initiatives for digitalization.
New momentum for further growth
In his new role at bmp greengas, the 54-year-old wants to combine technical and commercial expertise with his passion for the energy transition: „I am looking forward to the people at bmp greengas and being able to contribute further ideas for the growth of the company.“ Frank Erben from Erdgas Südwest, who took over interim management of bmp greengas at the end of 2021, will support the familiarization process presumably until autumn 2022.
Ralf Biehl, spokesman for the management of Erdgas Südwest, says: „Green gases will play a key role in the energy and climate change in the future. Sven Kraus and Stefan Schneider form an excellent team to continue the successful positioning of bmp greengas as a leading international biomethane marketer and to expand the business.“