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Appointment of Dr. Ruprecht Brandis as full-time Managing Director of the CEF

The Clean Energy Forum (CEF) Foundation appoints Dr. Ruprecht Brandis as full-time Managing Director. He will take over this role on March 15, 2024 and will serve as Managing Director together with Dr. Friedbert Pflüger. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger and Sibylle Pflüger founded the CEF as a non-profit company in July 2023.

Ruprecht Brandis previously worked for bp for 20 years, including almost 12 years as Director Ex- ternal Affairs Germany and Head of bp's Berlin capital office. Since October 2021, he has been Senior Advisor Europe with various European responsibilities in bp's Communications & External Affairs division. Before joining bp, Ruprecht Brandis was a lawyer and ministerial civil servant, first in the Federal Ministry of Economics and then in the Federal Chancellery.

Ruprecht Brandis has experienced the transformation of the German and European energy industry at first hand for 25 years and has worked in particular on the associated changes for bp. He will contribute the experience he has gained to the Clean Energy Forum. He will be guided by the fact that the German and European climate targets must be met and that companies and sectors that are active in the fossil energy sector in particular must fundamentally change their business strategy if they want to survive in the long term.

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