Corinne Montandon to join the BKW Group Executive Board

New Head of Energy Markets & Group Services

BKW AG has named Dr. Corinne Montandon as a member of the Group Executive Board as well as Head of the Energy Markets & Group Services division, effective 1 January 2021. She will be responsible for the sale of electricity and energy services as well as the development of future-oriented, integrated energy solutions. She will also bear overall responsibility for Group-wide issues such as regulation, market analysis and legal matters.

From the beginning of 2021, Corinne Montandon will head up the Energy Markets & Group Services division of BKW. The 44-year-old from Bern replaces Dr. Antje Kanngiesser, who has been appointed CEO of Alpiq. Dr. Montandon has held a number of roles within BKW since she joined the company in 2009. Most recently she was Head of Strategy & Development and a member of the executive management of BKW Power Grid. “We are pleased that we have managed to fill the role of Head of Energy Markets & Group Services with a proven internal manager,” says Suzanne Thoma, CEO of BKW. “Corinne Montandon has successfully driven the transformation of Switzerland’s largest distribution grid, always incorporating the demands of the energy transformation and digitalisation. She participated in the acquisition of LTB Leitungsbau GmbH and with it in the growth of BKW Infra Services. It is our firm belief that she will be just as successful in moving BKW forward in the energy market with customer-oriented digital business models.”

Corinne Montandon is looking forward to the new challenge: “The energy business and restructuring of energy systems offers numerous opportunities. In my new role, I will have a chance to help guide BKW and implement the Group strategy in this important business area – in particular through innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers.”

Corinne Montandon holds a doctorate in business information technology. She completed her PhD, as well as a degree in business administration and economics, at the University of Bern. She lives with her partner in the Seeland region.