Promoting dialogue between Europe and its main suppliers
28th-30th January 2019 | Vienna Marriott Hotel, Austria
The Gas Value Chain Company
Wolfgang has been working in the oil and gas industry for some 35 years: for Mobil Corporation, for Duke Energy and thereafter for RWE. He held senior management positions across the entire value chain in a variety of countries. After some 15 years in the international upstream business, he was i.a. twice responsible for market entry into the liberalizing Dutch retail market. Later, he was engaged in the midstream segment, i.a. as RWE’s chief negotiator for Nabucco supplies in Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkmenistan. Moreover, he served as CCO and later CEO of RWE Transgas a.s. (later renamed RWE Supply & Trading CZ a.s.) in the Czech Republic from 2008 to 2016. He experienced hands-on the 2009 Ukrainian gas crisis and the ‘break-out’ of traded markets subsequent the financial crisis in 2008. With Gazprom, he negotiated and litigated about the decoupling of oil and gas pricing. He retired from as CEO of RWE Supply & Trading CZ a.s. in March 2016.
Wolfgang now runs his own company, ‘The Gas Value Chain Company GmbH’ (GVC). GVC offers its services as ‘commercial operator’ (instead of mere consultancy), e.g. in project management and negotiations. Wolfgang also acts as commercial expert in arbitrations and mediations. He strongly supports gas as a means to effectively battle climate change. His gas advocacy engagement has rendered multiple publications and presentations (http://gasvaluechain.com/news-events-publications/). Moreover, Wolfgang had the honor of being asked by the International Energy Agency to participate in the 3rd edition of the Global Gas Security Review 2018 (https://webstore.iea.org/global-gas-security-review-2018). Wolfgang has also continues to maintain cooperation with Brussels-based Eurogas (www.eurogas.org), where he served as board member for 8 years: GVC joined Eurogas as its first new ‘liaising member’ in 2016.