Dr Werner Schnappauf

Chairman of the Council

Lawyer and consultant; former State Minister; former CEO of the Federation of the German Industries

Dr Werner Schnappauf works today as a lawyer at GvW Graf von Westphalen and provides consultancy services to Bank of America as Senior Advisor. Prior to this, with a doctorate in law, he was CEO and a member of the Steering Committee of the Federation of the German Industries (BDI). Dr Schnappauf brings to the table many years of experience in politics as District Administrator of the district of Kronach, as a member of the Bavarian State Parliament, as Bavarian State Minister of the Environment, Chairman of the Conference of Environmental Ministers and member of the Bundesrat and Federal Conventions. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Deutschland and is currently part of the Board of Trustees for both the Allianz Environment Foundation (Umweltstiftung) and the University of Munich’s ifo Institute. At the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, he is Chairman of the Circle on Energy Law and Policy.

Since November 2016 Dr Schnappauf is a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development.

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