• The former Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bahn, Prof. Dr Rüdiger Grube, will replace Dr John von Freyend on 1 January 2024.
  • Dr John von Freyend will be an honorary member of the Board in future.

Rüdiger Grube has over 30 years of German and international management experience, including many years as Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EADS and as a member of the Management Board of Daimler.

Eckart John von Freyend is a German manager specialising in the real estate industry. He was a member of the Executive Board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and Chairman of the Management Board of IVG Immobilien AG. John von Freyend has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EUREF AG since 2013.

Dr Andreas Mattner, previously Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, is leaving the Board as planned after ten years in office, but will remain closely associated with EUREF AG.

The EUREF Group would like to thank Eckart John von Freyend and Andreas Mattner for their many years of commitment to building up the EUREF Group. With Rüdiger Grube, EUREF AG has gained one of Europe’s most renowned business managers as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

The EUREF-Campus: Leading location for the energy transition

The EUREF-Campus Berlin is the leading location for the energy transition in Germany. More than 150 companies, start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises from business, science and research are based on the 5.5-hectare site. In the future, around 7,000 employees will be working on the topics of the future: energy transition, mobility and climate protection. The latest technologies will be developed here and their use researched. As an international showcase for the energy and mobility transition, the EUREF-Campus has already been meeting the German government’s CO2 climate targets for 2045 since 2014. At the same time, the EUREF-Campus is a reference site for the state of Berlin’s Smart City strategy.

In 2024, EUREF AG will open a second EUREF Campus at the Düsseldorf/Flughafen ICE railway station. Around 4,000 new jobs will be created here by 2025.

Further locations in other cities are being planned, for example in Zurich and Hamburg.

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