Management and Advisory Board

The Management

The management team of the RWE Foundation consists of Gabriele Tennagels and Erich Thiedemann.

Gabriele Tennagels

Gabi Tennagels is Head of Finance & Credit Risk at RWE AG in Essen. The banking specialist joined RWE from Commerzbank in 1999.

In private life, Gabi Tennagels has been involved in voluntary work for many years, gaining experience in youth development, therapeutic horseriding and vaulting for people with disabilities, and also in the field of music. "I have experienced personally how important equal opportunities are, especially for disadvantaged children and young people", Gabi Tennagels emphasises. As part of an internationally working team, another focus of the foundation is also very close to her heart: the topic of international/intercultural exchange. "Mutual understanding leads to many conflicts being avoided. I am convinced that together with many partners we will implement great projects in the spirit of good things," Gabi Tennagels continues.

Erich Thiedemann

Erich Thiedemann is Head of Top Executive Management & Projects at RWE AG in Essen. After completing his second state examination in law, he began his career at RWE in the HR department at the beginning of 2004.

For more than 30 years, Erich Thiedemann has been involved in various voluntary activities. For many years, he was active in children's and youth work, organised apprenticeship fairs and job application training for school graduates, and was the long-standing chairman of a support association for student and apprentice education in Essen. Since 2015, Erich Thiedemann has been a member of the St. Josef Board of Trustees in Essen, an association for assistance to the sick and elderly. "Enabling education and participation for children and young people regardless of their family background is the key to social cohesion tomorrow. This is exactly what I would like to work for within the framework of the RWE Foundation," says Erich Thiedemann.

The Advisory Council

The Advisory Board advises on the funding priorities of the Foundation's work.

Uwe Tigges  Chairman of the Advisory Board
Dr. Markus Krebber CEO of RWE AG
Katja van Doren Deputy Chairwoman of the Advisory Board
Marinus Tabak Chief Operating Officer of RWE Generation SE
Clare Dunn Director Corporate Transformation of RWE AG
Christopher Savage Representative of the European Works Council of RWE AG
Stephanie Schunck Director Group Communication & Public Affairs der RWE AG
Dr. Jens Wiggershaus Head of Sustainability of RWE AG