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Dr Johannes Teyssen

Johannes Teyssen - Independent non-executive director

Independent non-executive director


1 January 2021


Board and committee activities:

Member of the safety and sustainability committee


Outside interests:

Senior advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

President of Alpiq Holding Ltd

Senior advisor to Viridor Limited




Career summary

Johannes began his professional career at VEBA AG in 1989 (merged with VIAG AG in 2000 and renamed to E.ON AG and even later to E.ON SE). There he held a number of leadership positions across Legal Affairs and Key Account Sales. In 2001 Johannes became a member of the Board of Management of the E.ON Group’s central management company in Munich. In 2004, he was also appointed to the Board of Management of E.ON SE in Düsseldorf and later went on to become vice-chair in 2008 and CEO in 2010. He was President of Eurelectric from 2013 to 2015 and the World Energy Council’s vice-chair responsible for Europe between 2006 to 2012. Johannes was a member of the Supervisory Board of Salzgitter AG between 2006 and 2016 as well as Deutsche Bank AG between 2008 and 2018. He is a senior advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) for their European infrastructure and impact interests and was appointed as president and chairman of the board of Alpiq Holding Ltd, a leading Swiss energy company (power generator and trader). Since 2022 he also works as Senior Advisor of Viridor Limited (non-listed UK energy from waste company).


Skills and experience

Johannes brings exceptional experience and deep knowledge of the sector and its continuing transformation. His skill set further diversifies and strengthens the overall demographic and attributes of the board. His experience in the energy sector is a key asset for the entire board which enhances its ability to support and oversee the delivery of bp’s new strategy. Johannes has a doctorate in law from the University of Göttingen.