Dr Werner Schnappauf

Senior Advisor to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Germany/EMEA; Former Minister of State Development and Environmental Affairs in the Government of Bavaria; Former CEO of the Federation of the German Industry

Dr Werner Schnappauf is a lawyer and senior advisor to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Germany/EMEA, since 2011 focusing on energy, sustainability, industry and infrastructure. He was appointed Minister of State Development and Environmental Affairs in the Government of the Free State of Bavaria in 1998 and Minister of Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection in 2003. From 2007 to 2011, he was CEO, director general and member of the presidential board of the Federation of the German Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., BDI).

Dr Schnappauf is a member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Germany and Chairman of the Circle on ‘Energy Law and Policy‘ at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. Since November 2016 Dr. Schnappauf is a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2011
Senior Advisor to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Germany/EMEA, focusing on energy, sustainability, industry and infrastructure

2007 – 2011
CEO, Director-General and member of the presidential board of the Federation of the German Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., BDI)

2003 – 2007
Minister of Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection

1998 – 2007
Member of the Federal Assembly (Bundesrat)

1998 – 2003
Minister of State Development and Environmental Affairs in the Government of the Free State of Bavaria

Education

  • LL.D thesis about the ‘Legal Conditions of the Siting of Nuclear Power Plants‘
  • Studies in Law and Political Sciences in Erlangen-Nuremberg and Munich

Honorary Commitment

  • Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development
  • Chairman on the Circle of ‘Energy Law and Policy‘ at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Germany
  • Former chair of the Advisory Committee of RWE Innogy
  • Former board member of the Forum of Future Energies (Forum für Zukunftsenergien e.V.)
  • Former board member of econsense, Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business