Dr Jörg Bergmann (born 1962) has been a Member of the Board of Management at Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE) since 2008 and was initially responsible for the Department of Commercial, Regulation and Asset Management. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Management of OGE since 1 July 2017 and oversees Strategy, Network Planning, Customer Services and HR.
Prior to this, Dr Bergmann held various management roles at E.ON Ruhrgas AG, the last of which was his position as Senior Vice-President, Cost Controlling. After acquiring his degree in economics at the University of Bochum, he worked as a research associate at the University of Münster and attained his doctorate there.
OGE is one of the leading transmission system operators in Europe and a pioneer in the hydrogen sector. Their aim is to use large parts of the existing natural gas infrastructure to create a Germany-wide hydrogen network with European ties – which is needed to ramp up the hydrogen economy. Under Dr Bergmann’s leadership, OGE, in cooperation with renown partners in the fields of production and sales, is advancing various strategic hydrogen projects that encompass the entire value chain.
In addition, Dr Bergmann is actively involved with energy industry associations and, among others, is a Member of the Management Board at the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft, BDEW) and a Member of the Supervisory Board at Zukunft Gas (an initiative of Germany’s natural gas industry). He directs the working group for transport, infrastructure, storage and heating at the German National Hydrogen Council.