Wirtschaftskanzlei Graf von Westphalen

Dr Werner Schnappauf


Dr Werner Schnappauf is a former Minister of State and former Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the BDI. His special areas of experience are energy and the environment, climate, infrastructure and sustainable development. From personal experience, Dr Schnappauf knows all levels of administration and politics and is extensively networked nationally and internationally in business and industry.



GvW Graf von Westphalen
Potsdamer Platz 8
10117 Berlin


Current positions:
Chairman of the German Federal Government's Council for Sustainable Development; Senior advisor to the Bank of America; Member of the Board of Trustees of the Allianz Environmental Foundation; Chairman of the Circle on Energy Law and Policy of Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

Former positions:
Chief Executive and Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of German Industries (BDI); Minister of State for the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection and Minister of State for Regional Development and Environmental Affairs; Member of the Bundesrat; Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the Bavarian County Association; Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Deutschland AG; Member of the Board of Directors of KfW Bankengruppe; Member of the Board of Directors of BayernLB; Chairman of the Advisory Board of RWE Innogy; Member of the Commission to Review the Financing of the Nuclear Phase-Out (KFK); Studied law and political science in Erlangen-Nuremberg and Munich; study visits to London, Washington D.C.


Studied law and political science in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Munich, London and Washington D.C.


German, English, French

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