Pres­i­dent and Vice Pres­i­dent

Klaus Müller took office as President of the Bundesnetzagentur on 1 March 2022. The President is supported by two Vice Presidents. Barbie Kornelia Haller has been Vice President since June 2022 and Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler since May 2014.

Our mission

We need to take preventive action to stop monopolies in the network markets – to promote competition and fair market conditions, going hand in hand with consumer protection. We need efficient regulation of the digitalisation processes, which are so very important. And we need a secure and affordable energy supply. The Bundesnetzagentur's task in these and many other areas is to speak out whenever something can be done more efficiently, better and more sustainably. 

Klaus Müller

Kaus Müller, Bundesnetzagentur President

Bundesnetzagentur President

 

 

"My defining characteristic is my curiosity. I am also driven by my desire to make everyday life safer, more affordable, easier and more sustainable for people. One especially important role at the Bundesnetzagentur is to act as a gauge for any problems. Whenever we notice that political aims may not be so easy to meet, we will suggest how things might be done better. We have the preventive task of helping to shape and implement well thought-out policies. This needs sound arguments. Decisions need even sharper and clearer reasoning. And not only because they have to stand up to judicial review. We should not shy away from clear-cut decisions."

  

Four questions for Klaus Müller

Bundesnetzagentur President (video in German)

Klaus Müller, born in Wuppertal in 1971, had been the executive director of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations since May 2014. He was head of the North Rhine-Westphalia consumer organisation from 2006 to 2014. Prior to that Klaus Müller, an economics graduate, worked in politics: from 2000 to 2005 as environment minister for Schleswig-Holstein and up to 2006 as a member of the regional parliament of Schleswig-Holstein. Klaus Müller was a member of the German Bundestag from 1998 to 2000. 

Curriculum vitae Klaus Müller

Klaus Müller

Born in Wuppertal-Elberfeld in 1971
Degree in economics from Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universität)

2014-2022 Executive Director of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. – vzbv)
2006-2014 Executive Director of the North Rhine-Westphalia consumer organisation (Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.), Düsseldorf
2005-2006 Member of the Schleswig-Holstein regional parliament, Kiel
2003-2005 Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Agriculture for Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel
2000-2003 Minister of the Environment, Nature and Forestry for Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel
1998-2000 Member of the German Bundestag, Bonn/Berlin
1998 Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH), Kiel

Photos of Klaus Müller

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Barbie Kornelia Haller

Barbie Kornelia Haller, Bundesnetzagentur Vice President

Bundesnetzagentur Vice President

 

 

Barbie Kornelia Haller took office as Bundesnetzagentur Vice President in June 2022 and is responsible for the energy and postal sectors. Prior to that she had been Chair of Ruling Chamber 7 "Gas network access" and responsible in that position for the regulation of gas network operators, in particular with regard to capacity, network access, unbundling, regulating and exempting pipelines with third country involvement (Nord Stream 1 and 2), regulating LNG terminals and supplier switching.

Curriculum vitae Barbie Kornelia Haller

Barbie Kornelia Haller

Born in Stuttgart in 1976
Degree in economics from Tübingen University

Since June 2022 Bundesnetzagentur Vice President
2018-2022 Chair of Ruling Chamber 7 "Gas network access"
2007-2018 Head of Section for economic policy issues in energy regulation
2004-2007 Assistant Head of Section in the energy department at the Bundesnetzagentur
2001-2005 Member of the Federal Executive of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)
1996-2003 Degree in economics from Tübingen University

 

Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler

Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler, Bundesnetzagentur Vice President

Bundesnetzagentur Vice President

 

 

Dr Eschweiler took office as Bundesnetzagentur Vice President in May 2014 and is responsible for the telecommunications and rail sectors. Prior to that he had been head of the division for international ICT policy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). From 2002 to 2006 he was head of the division for international telecommunications and postal policy at the BMWi.

Curriculum vitae Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler

Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler

Born in Eschweiler in 1962
Degree in law from Bonn University

Since May 2014 Bundesnetzagentur Vice President
2007-2014 Head of Division for European ICT policy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
2002-2014 Head of Division for international telecommunications and postal policy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
1998-2002 Assistant Head of Division for regulation policy (Bundesnetzagentur supervision) at the Federal Economics Ministry
1995-1997 Advisor to Federal Minister Dr Wolfgang Bötsch at the Federal Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
1992-1995 Advisor in the legal division at the Federal Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
1994 Mandatory secondment to the European Commission, Brussels (Directorate General for Information Society & Media)
1993 First and second state law examinations, Bonn University, two terms abroad at Lausanne University, doctorate with Prof. Dr. jur. Günter Kohlmann
1981 Higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), Städtisches Gymnasium, Eschweiler