Berlin, 12.12.2022 – Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff will remain CEO and spokesperson of NOW GmbH until 2026. His contract, which originally was to run until May 2023, has been extended by 3 years. The Supervisory Board approved this in its meeting of 22 November 2022 and expressly thanked him for his contribution to NOW. The contract was signed on Monday.

Knobelsdorff has been leading NOW GmbH since May 2020, since March 2022 together with Alina Hain, who holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. The expansion of the range of tasks and the associated rapid increase in the number of employees, which currently stands at 185 people at four locations, means that the company is currently in a phase of fundamental restructuring and expansion.

Kurt Christoph von Knobelsdorff: “I am greatly looking forward to being able to serve another three years at NOW GmbH with its highly committed and professional employees. Together with my colleague Alina Hain, I would like to bring the transformation process the company has already initiated to a successful conclusion and ensure that NOW continues to be a powerful partner to the German government in achieving its climate and industrial policy goals.”

Heike Seefried, Chair of the Supervisory Board of NOW GmbH, also expressed her delight at the continuation of the contract.

Heike Seefried: “Mr. von Knobelsdorff has energetically tackled the tasks at NOW and positively developed the company during his term of office so far. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, but also on a very personal level, I am pleased that we have now ensured continuity and stability in the management of NOW with the extension of his contract.”

NOW GmbH is a company of the federal government that supports it in its climate and industrial policy goals. NOW GmbH is committed to openness in terms of technology. With a focus on mobility, it coordinates funding programmes for hydrogen and fuel cell technology, alternative drives and fuels, manages the expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany with the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure and advises the federal government on issues of sustainable mobility in an integrated, sector-coupled energy system.