The supervisory board of Amprion, one of the four German transmission system operators (TSOs), has extended the contract with Dr. Hans-Jürgen Brick until the end of 2024 and appointed Brick as CEO of the company. The TSCNET shareholder has also expanded its executive board: In addition to Dr. Klaus Kleinekorte, who as CTO continues to be responsible for the technical department of the TSO, the management board now also comprises Peter Rüth as new CFO since 1 April.
With these changes, Amprion maintains continuity in top management and at the same time prepares itself for the tasks ahead. These include the growing number of grid extension projects, which requires the enlargement of the management board. Over the next ten years the TSO will invest more than €15.2bn in grid upgrades and expansion. New technologies, for example for reactive power compensation, are increasingly being used. To achieve the company’s objectives, the Amprion workforce doubled between 2009 and 2019 to more than 1,800 employees.
Dr. Hans-Jürgen Brick has been a member of the Amprion executive board since 2009 and previously, since 2003, belonged to the management board of RWE Transportnetz Strom, from which Amprion emerged. Prior to his appointment as CEO he held the positions of CFO and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Amprion. Brick will continue to perform CCO duties. Peter Rüth held various high-ranking positions at the German energy group RWE or its subsidiaries from 2003 to 2016, most recently as Head of Sales Performance International at RWE Deutschland AG. From 2016 to 2020, Rüth served as CFO Retail Germany at innogy SE.