Following her degree in special educational needs, Gunda Röstel first worked as a teacher at Lernförderschule Flöha and after German reunification as the school centre’s director. Alongside her activities in education, she was active in a political capacity from 1989, first in the Neues Forum and later in the party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. In the course of this, she accompanied various offices at the state executive and local council levels as a volunteer. When the party was successfully elected to parliament, she moved to take on the role of Party Chairwoman for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen full-time in Bonn in 1996. During this time, she had the opportunity to shape the first government with Green involvement on federal level and accompany the political move from Bonn to Berlin.
In 2000, she switched from the political arena to the private sector and took on the role of Authorised Officer at GELSENWASSER AG. A few years later, she took on leadership responsibility as Commercial Director of its subsidiary Stadtentwässerung Dresden GmbH. Gunda Röstel is involved in various roles related to energy and water management within the relevant associations. Of particular note are her many years of engagement in the management committees of the BDEW and her position as Chairwoman of the German Water Partnership, the only internationally oriented water management organisation. Through her roles on supervisory boards, she further helps shape successful orientation of companies like EnBW, VNG and University Hospital Dresden. As a long-standing Chairwoman of the University Council for the eminent Technical University Dresden, she is also well versed in developments and trends within academia.
As a member of the commission “Growth, structural change and employment” appointed by the Federal Government, she has been able to effectively leverage this wide-ranging knowledge on behalf on solution-oriented concepts in coal regions.
She has been a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) since January 2020.
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