Management Board

Ensuring the security of gas supply in Germany and Europe and driving the green energy transition are two of the most important and urgent challenges of our time. That is why I personally am very proud of SEFE's contribution and role for society. Together with our strong team, I am convinced that we can do our part to Securing Energy for Europe.

Short Bio | Dr Egbert Laege

Dr Egbert Laege was appointed Managing Director of SEFE in June 2022, and has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since February 2023. Between April and November 2022, he was also trustee of the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) for SEFE.

Egbert has been active in energy and commodity trading for 25 years and has held multiple senior and executive positions in power and gas trading, asset optimisation, strategy and commodity exchange business. Before joining SEFE, he was a senior advisor for the energy sector at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Further career stations have been the European Energy Exchange (Member of the Management Board) with responsibility for the gas exchange POWERNEXT (President and CEO), EEX Asia in Singapore (CEO) as well as several leading positions with E.ON, most recently as board member of Ruhrgas as well as E.ON Global Commodities.

In recognition of his long-standing efforts as EFET board member, Egbert is an honorary board member of the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET).

He holds a degree in Energy Engineering and Energy Economics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the University of Arizona (USA) as well as a Ph.D. in Energy Economics.