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Marie Jaroni appointed as additional member of the SEFE Group Holding's Supervisory Board

Source: thyssenkruppsteel

  • Dr. Jaroni assumes the role of Chair of the ESG Committee within the SEFE Supervisory Board
  • Gorenflos: “An excellent addition to our Supervisory Board”
  • Jaroni: “Considering the social dimension in transformation processes”
  • Laege: “Efficiently learning together to improve our performance and productivity”

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) has appointed Dr.-Ing. Marie Sophie Jaroni as an additional member to the Supervisory Board of SEEHG Securing Energy for Europe Holding GmbH. From June 2021, Marie has served as the "Head of Decarbonisation & Sustainability" at Thyssenkrupp Steel. She has been elected as the Chair of the ESG Committee within the SEFE Supervisory Board, and she will focus on issues related to green energy transition and sustainability in the areas of “Environment,” “Social,” and “Good Corporate Governance” (ESG).

In the Ruhr Metropolitan Region, Marie undertook the task of making steel production sustainable and environmentally friendly. She describes this challenge as “the coolest industrial job in Germany.”

“Marie Jaroni is an excellent addition to our board,” says Reinhard Gorenflos, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, welcoming the future collaboration. “The steel industry, much like the SEFE Group, is undergoing significant transformation. Ms. Jaroni will bring her expertise to our discussions on reshaping SEFE.”

“I find it highly beneficial to address how we can shape carbon-neutral value chains in the future,” explains Marie. "Energy security remains of paramount importance. Moreover, it is essential to shape this transformation economically, ecologically, and socially.”

“On behalf of the management team and our employees, I welcome Marie Jaroni to a leadership team that is eager to learn continually throughout transformation processes,” comments SEFE CEO Dr. Egbert Laege. “With our new board member, we are in a strong position to further enhance our performance and productivity for the future.”

Born in Kleve, Lower Rhine, Marie initially completed her Master's degree in History, Politics, and Physics at Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn. She then pursued studies in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, culminating in her doctoral research on "Raw Material Supply (Rare Earths) in Europe" at the renowned Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aachen.

Prior to her move to the Business Area Industrial Solution at Thyssenkrupp in the autumn of 2017, Marie was responsible for international transformation projects at McKinsey & Company for over six years. After leading the transformation program as the Head of Transformation for the Business Area Industrial Solution at Thyssenkrupp, she assumed the role of Head of Strategy and Communication for Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe in June of the “Corona year” 2020. Since June 2021, she has been leading the Decarbonisation and ESG division (SVP/Head of Decarbonization) at Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

The Supervisory Board

Since March 2023, entrepreneur and former KKR partner Reinhard Gorenflos has chaired the SEFE Supervisory Board, with the Deputy Chair being financial and risk expert, and former Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Standard Chartered Bank, Doris Honold. 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.

Stephan Kamphues also belongs to the ESG committee of the board of directors, while Kai Andrejewski leads the Audit and Finance Committee, Doris Honold chairs the Risk Committee, and Stephan Kamphues heads the Compliance Committee of the SEFE board of directors.


About SEFE
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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