Dr Hans-Jürgen Brick
Dr Hans-Jürgen Brick has been a member of the management board of Amprion GmbH since 2009 and is responsible for the following areas: Grid Management, Strategy & Corporate Development, Human Resources, Compliance, Finance & Controlling, Legal/Investor Relations and Corporate Communications & Energy Policy. He also bears joint responsibility for European Affairs with Dr Klaus Kleinekorte. Prior to his appointment to the board at Amprion, he had from 2003 to 2009 been a board member of RWE Transportnetz Strom GmbH, out of which today’s Amprion GmbH arose.
Brick was born on 10 May 1960 in Essen, at the heart of Germany’s old industrial heartland in the Ruhr region. He studied at the College of Finance North Rhine-Westphalia (FHF Nordkirchen) and subsequently graduated in law from the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Cologne. In 1992, Brick took his Second State Examination in Law and received a doctorate in law from the University of Cologne in the same year. In 1993, he was called to the bar at the Regional Court of Essen.
Brick began his professional career in 1992 as a tax consultant at RWE Energie AG. From 1993 to 1998, he headed up the Department for Fundamental Tax Issues/Income Tax. For a short period, he then took over the Central Department for International Tax Law & Shareholdings. Between 1999 and 2000, Brick was responsible for all tax issues at RWE Energie AG. In 2000, he moved to RWE Plus AG, where he was in charge of Finance, Accounting and Tax through to 2003.
Dr Klaus Kleinekorte
Dr Klaus Kleinekorte has been a member of the management board of Amprion GmbH since 2009 and is responsible for the following areas: Asset Management, Operations & Project Planning, System Operation & Control Grids and Industrial Safety. He also bears joint responsibility for European Affairs with Dr Hans-Jürgen Brick. Prior to his appointment to the board at Amprion, Kleinekorte had from 2003 to 2009 been a board member of RWE Transportnetz Strom GmbH, out of which today’s Amprion GmbH arose.
Kleinekorte was born on 15 October 1957 in Rietberg-Neuenkirchen (Westphalia). He graduated in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 1983. In 1990, he received his PhD, likewise from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen.
Kleinekorte began his professional career in 1983 as a research associate in the Faculty of General Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen. In 1988, a research internship in the Department of Neutron Physics at the EU Joint Research Centre took him to Ispra in Italy. That same year, Kleinekorte moved to the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) as a senior engineer in the department entitled “Computer Engineering 2”.
1992 saw Kleinekorte join RWE Energie AG, where he initially worked as Assistant to the Chief Technical Officer at the control centre in Brauweiler. Between 1995 and 1998, he assumed control of project management in the Central Department for Power Transmission in Essen. In 1999/2000, Kleinekorte held various managerial posts in the Central Department for Grid Marketing. He was then appointed boss of RWE Energie AG’s System Operation & Control Centre in Brauweiler. Between 2000 and 2003, Kleinekorte was responsible for System Operation Grids at RWE Net AG.