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Dr. Antje Kanngiesser to leave BKW and become CEO of the Alpiq Group

Change to the Group Executive Board of BKW AG

Antje Kanngiesser, Head of the Group Markets & Services division and member of the Group Executive Board, will be leaving BKW by the end of March 2021 at the latest to head the Alpiq Group. Since joining BKW, Antje Kanngiesser has been a key influence on the restructuring and transformation of the Group. The Board of Directors and Group Executive Board of BKW are sorry to see her go, thank her for her outstanding commitment and wish her all the best in her new role.

Antje Kanngiesser joined BKW in 2014. After a year as General Secretary and Head of the Legal Business Unit, she served as Head of Group Management from 2015 to 2017 and as a member of the extended Group Executive Board. She has been Head of the Group Markets & Services division since autumn 2017 and a member of the Group Executive Board since 2019. Before joining BKW, Antje Kanngiesser held various managerial positions at the Alpiq Group and Energie Ouest Suisse (EOS). From 2001 to 2007, the graduate lawyer worked in Berlin, specialising in energy, infrastructure and commercial law. 

Since joining BKW, Antje Kanngiesser has been a driving force in the transformation of the company from an electricity producer to an energy and infrastructure Group. She exerted a particularly strong influence on the restructuring and digitalisation of the Energy business, introducing new sales models while also modernising and streamlining work processes. As Head of Group Management, Antje Kanngiesser guided BKW successfully through a series of strategically important legal proceedings. 

“Antje Kanngiesser made a significant contribution to the transformation and business success of the BKW Group, with great skill and enormous commitment. We would like to thank her on behalf of all the employees of the BKW Group,” says Suzanne Thoma, CEO of BKW. “While we are sorry to see Antje Kanngiesser go, we warmly congratulate her on her new role as CEO of Alpiq. This appointment serves as confirmation of the outstanding work she did at BKW.” 

The process of finding a replacement for Antje Kanngiesser is under way.

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