- Gorenflos: “Proven Audit and Finance Expert with Sustainability Know-How”
- Laege: “Translating the Impact of Geopolitics, ESG, and Technology into Business Principles”
Professor Dr. Kai C. Andrejewski completes the Supervisory Board of SEEHG Securing Energy for Europe Holding GmbH, as appointed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). In early October 2023, BMWK appointed Kai, who has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at SIXT since June 2021, to the SEFE Supervisory Board. On the board, he will assume the leadership of the Audit and Finance Committee.
“Professor Andrejewski is a proven audit and finance expert with a deep knowledge of sustainability,” said Reinhard Gorenflos, Chairman of the SEFE Supervisory Board, on the appointment of this new board member.
“The Management Board looks forward to constructive exchanges with Professor Andrejewski,” says SEFE CEO Dr. Egbert Laege. “His experiences in transforming his company into an international mobility provider will further assist SEFE in its strategic realignment. The GET model he developed, which translates the impact of geopolitics, ESG, and technology into business principles, can also be highly beneficial for SEFE.”
“To ensure energy supply and a green energy transition, we will need to focus not only on financial figures and strategies but also on future plans for building strategic partnerships, the opportunities and risks of eco-friendly supply chains, and the strategic management of resources,” said Kai as he eagerly anticipates his new role.
After studying Business Administration and Law in Würzburg and Göttingen, Kai embarked on his professional career at Coopers Lybrand and subsequently worked as an Auditor with positions in Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf, serving as a lead partner for companies such as Airbus, Adidas, Infineon, Knorr Bremse, Wacker, and Henkel.
From 2002 to 2021, Kai worked for the international auditing firm KPMG, first as a Partner and later as the Regional CEO/Managing Partner for the South region. As a Managing Partner, he advised renowned DAX and MDAX companies with global operations. In 2006, he received his doctorate from the University of Ulm. Since 2016, he also led the KPMG Thinktank Audit Committee Institute as the lead partner, developing the "GET" paradigm, which explores the interplay between geopolitics, ESG, and technology in business practices.
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since June 2021, he is responsible for Corporate Finance, Accounting, Group Controlling, Legal, Tax, Internal Audit, Risk Management/Compliance, Financial Projects/M&A, Controlling & Finance Products, Investor Relations, and ESG at SIXT.
In 2011, Kai was appointed as a professor of Accounting and Auditing at the Private University of Applied Sciences in Göttingen. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Frankfurt, and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Kai is married and the father of two daughters and one son.
The Supervisory Board
Since March 2023, entrepreneur and former KKR partner Reinhard Gorenflos has chaired the SEFE Supervisory Board, with Doris Honold, a financial and risk expert, and former Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Standard Chartered Bank, serving as the Deputy Chair. Additionally, the board includes hydrogen expert Dr. Charlotte Senftleben-König as a representative of the Federal Government and energy specialist and longtime Open Grid Europe CEO, Stephan Kamphues.
Doris Honold is also a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. Marie Jaroni chairs the ESG Committee, Doris Honold leads the Risk Committee, and Stephan Kamphues heads the Compliance Committee of the SEFE board of directors.
SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (SEFE) is an integrated midstream energy company headquartered in Berlin, Germany. SEFE is active in energy trading & portfolio management, sales, and storage operations and has its strongest presence in Germany and the United Kingdom. SEFE employs around 1.500 people and supplies more than 50.000 customers, in particular industrial customers, and municipal utilities in Germany and seven European markets. With sales volumes of more than 210 TWh gas SEFE plays a pivotal role in providing energy supply stability for Germany and Europe. SEFE is owned by the Federal Republic of Germany.
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