Dr. Bernhard Günther was born on 8 January 1967 in Leverkusen, Germany. He took his Master’s degree in Economics in St. Gallen. While working as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, he completed his doctorate in economics. Bernhard joined RWE in 1999 where he held various managerial positions before becoming Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of RWE’s Gas Supply and Trading business in 2007. In July 2012, Bernhard became a Member of the Board of Directors at RWE AG and was instated as Chief Financial Officer of RWE AG in January 2013.
During his time in St. Gallen he was an active of ESPRIT St.Gallen.