Energy for Alaska

Board of Directors

Kay Rieck (Chairman)

Kay Rieck previously worked as an investment banker and stockbroker at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Mr Rieck has 25 years of experience in investment banking and asset management. Since 2007, he has been working in the oil and gas exploration industry in the US. Mr Rieck has been a member of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Oel & Gas S.A. since 6 June 2014.

Rainer Klee

Rainer Klee is a graduate industrial engineer and has more than 30 years of experience in international finance, accounting and controlling. He previously held the position of chief financial officer and, at times in parallel, chief marketing and sales officer at major German DAX companies such as ABB-Henschel AG, Deutsche Babcock AG and Philipp Holzmann AG, among others.

In recent years, Rainer Klee has worked worldwide in sectors including renewable energies and high-quality alloys for steel coating as a managing partner and managing director.

Rainer Klee, Chief Risk Officer of Deutsche Oel & Gas S.A. since 1 November 2017, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1 April 2018.

Thomas Knipp

Thomas Knipp is a qualified journalist and management consultant.

For 25 years, Mr Knipp held positions at prominent national and international publication firms. From 1989 to 1993, he wrote for the business section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. From 1993 to 1999, he reported out of London and New York for the Handelsblatt. Since 1999, he has held various management positions; until 2001, he was deputy editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal Europe and from 2001 until 2004, he was editor-in-chief of the Handelsblatt.

From 2004, Mr Knipp built up the German business of an international corporate communications consulting agency, where he was the senior partner and managing director until 2015. He was also a member of the group’s global management board during this period, where he advised his clients on M&A transactions, IPOs, crisis situations and managerial issues.

Mr Knipp has been a member of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Oel & Gas S.A. since 29 June 2017.



Chief Financial Officer

Christoph Mahler

Christoph Mahler looks back on a career spanning more than ten years as a banker at Credit Suisse. He worked in various roles, including as a financial planner and asset manager for the bank in Zurich and Dubai, and headed up its private banking business in the Middle East. Mr Mahler studied law, banking and finance at the University of Zurich and at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Mr Mahler was appointed as CFO of the Deutsche Oel & Gas Group on 1 July 2017.


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