Johannes provides expert advice in relation to infrastructure investments in the energy sector and regulatory issues.
Prior to joining us, Johannes spent most of his professional career in the German Federal Government, focusing in particular on energy and industrial politics, finance and competition.
After seven years as an adviser within the Federal Ministry of Economics, he worked for the Chancellor’s Office (Bundeskanzleramt) where he served the Chancellors Kohl, Schröder and Merkel until 2007. He headed the Department responsible, among other things, for industrial and energy policy, foreign trade and financial markets.
From 2007 to January 2012 he was Vice Chairman of the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency), the German regulator for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways. During this period, he also acted as Vice President of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and as a Member of the Board of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Among other areas, at the Bundesnetzagentur he headed the energy sector and spent the majority of his time shaping national and European regulatory policy and maintaining close contact with potential investors in the German energy infrastructure. In the context of his European activities, Johannes was Chairman of the “Financial Services” working group which focused on energy trading issues, market integrity, VAT fraud and the financing of the European energy infrastructure.
Johannes provides strategic advice to companies, investors and national and European institutions within the energy sector and other regulated industries. Having previously made a key contribution to the designing of the regulatory framework, he is familiar with the current problems in this regard both at the German and the European level.
Additionally, Johannes will be drawing upon his extensive experience in the fields of business, economics, finance, law and politics to support key industry players and public institutions.
Johannes trained as a lawyer in Germany and at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris. He is fluent in English and French.