Hans-Peter Floren (born 1961) studied mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and business administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) and, after a short period working in an engineering office, began his career in 1989 at Ruhrgas AG in Essen, Germany. After being seconded to an American pipeline company based in Houston/Texas, he took on numerous tasks in the design and management of national and international gas transport companies. Since 2000, he has been the main division manager and director. From 2006 to 2008 he was a member of the Shareholders’ Committee of NordStream AG (baltic sea pipeline), then took over the management of E.ON Gas Storage GmbH as Chairman and became a member of the Management Board of E.ON Ruhrgas AG in 2010. From 2012 to the end of 2014, he was a member of the Management Board of OMV AG, Vienna, with responsibility for the Gas & Power division. Hans-Peter Floren is currently Chairman of the Executive Board of FaktEnergy AG, Essen, and a member of the Supervisory Board of VNG AG, Leipzig.