Karl Kraus, CEO
Applied economy at the Technical University in Braunschweig and at the University in Göttingen
Professional experience
At the beginning of his career he focused on accounting, controlling and corporate development at Rheinbraun AG, later he managed corporate investments at Rheinbraun Handel und Dienstleistungen GmbH. From 1998 to 2002 he worked in the RSB Group as the Executive Director (RSB Logistic GmbH) and he was later appointed Chairman of the Board of the RSB Logistic Group. At the same time, between 1999 and 2002, he was the Executive Director of RW Beteiligungsgesellschaft für Bau und Logistik GmbH. From there he moved to SCP Severočeská plynárenská, a.s., where for three years he was holding the position of CEO. In 2005, he became Vice–President of corporate development at M&A RWE Power AG. Three years later he was assigned the position of Vice–President of business development at RWE AG in Essen. He became a Board member of RWE East in 2011. Since 2013, he has simultaneously held the position of the CEO of RWE Hrvatska. From 2013 he also held the position of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RWE Slovensko until September 2016, when the business model was changed, and he became the CEO of innogy South East Europe. With effect from 1 April 2014, he has acted as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of VSE Holding.