Dr Gerald Linke

Dr Gerald Linke

Chief Executive Officer

Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches (DVGW)
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Gerald Linke is the CEO of the German Gas & Water Association, the national standard setting body and R&D organization for gas and water. Prior to this position, he worked at E.ON as Senior Vice President Global Engineering and as Managing Director of KGNR, a grid operator for the transport of hythane in the industrial Ruhr area. Before 2011, Professor Linke served at different leading positions in the E.ON Ruhrgas group, such as Senior Vice President Research & Development or Director of the Northern German Region being responsible for several thousands of kilometres of high-pressure natural pipeline grid. Professor Linke is a graduate in Mathematical Physics of the Technical University of Braunschweig and has a doctor degree in physics. In 2014 he was appointed honorary Professor at the Ruhr University Bochum. Professor Linke is the German association representative in the International Gas Union. From 2018 to 2020 he was the President of MARCOGAZ, the technical and scientific EU association of the gas industry. Since June 22nd, 2020 he is the President of ERIG (European Research Institute for Gas and Energy Innovation)