With more than 25 years´ “hands-on” experience in the European energy industry Michael´s commercial expertise covers the whole value chain of the natural gas business from upstream to end user delivery. In particular, he successfully negotiated and concluded complex long-term purchase, transportation, storage, and sales agreements. Additionally, he has a proven track record of exploiting short-term options in long-term contract portfolios and their optimization. Michael has extensive expertise in preparing and successfully executing complex international arbitration cases.
Michael maintains an extensive network of connections throughout Europe´s natural gas industry. His long-lasting involvement in the gas business started in the early 90´s at Wingas. After having held different senior management positions both in Germany and Central & Eastern Europe with E.ON, EEX, RWE, and Bayerngas, he founded THE ENERGY HOUSE GmbH in 2011.
Michael holds degrees in Geology and Business Administration from the University of Cologne. He is author of several textbooks and other publications.