Düsseldorf-based Uniper is an international energy company with activities in more than 40 countries. With around 7,000 employees, it makes an important contribution to security of supply in Europe. Uniper’s core businesses are power generation in Europe, global energy trading, and a broad gas portfolio. Uniper procures gas – including liquefied natural gas (LNG) – and other energy sources on global markets. The company owns and operates gas storage facilities with a capacity of more than 7 billion cubic meters. Uniper plans for its 22.5 GW of installed power-generating capacity in Europe to be carbon-neutral by 2035. The company already ranks among Europe’s largest operators of hydroelectric plants and intends to further expand solar and wind energy, which are essential for a more sustainable and autonomous future.
Uniper is a reliable partner for communities, municipal utilities, and industrial enterprises for planning and implementing innovative, lower-carbon solutions on their decarbonization journey. Uniper is a hydrogen pioneer, is active worldwide along the entire hydrogen value chain, and is conducting projects to make hydrogen a mainstay of the energy supply.
Michael Lewis has been working in the energy industry since 1995. Prior to assuming his position as CEO of Uniper, he was the CEO of E.ON UK (2017-2023) as well as CEO (2015-2017) and COO (2007-2015) of E.ON Climate & Renewables.
Apart from his position as CEO of Uniper, he is also Council Member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and a Non-Executive Director of United Utilities plc.
He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Law.