Gunnar Groebler leaves Vattenfall to become CEO of Salzgitter AG

Senior Vice President and Head of Vattenfall’s Business Area Wind, Gunnar Groebler, will leave Vattenfall during the spring of 2021 to become CEO of the German steel and technology company Salzgitter AG.

Gunnar Groebler joined Vattenfall in 1999 and has been essential in making Vattenfall a leading company in renewable energy production.

 “After 21 exciting and rewarding years at Vattenfall, I have decided to move on. I´m looking back to a great journey, developing the Vattenfall Wind and Solar business to one of the leaders in this industry and strongly underlining Vattenfall´s leading role in the energy transition. I truly enjoyed working with a highly professional and dedicated team”, says Gunnar Groebler.

 “Gunnar has had a long career in Vattenfall and has played a key role in driving our development and growth within wind and solar. His strong commitment to Vattenfall’s strategy and to lead his team to new wins and successes has contributed strongly to what we are as a company today. We wish him all the best in his new position”, says Magnus Hall, President and CEO, Vattenfall.

In order to secure a smooth transition and handover, Gunnar Groebler will remain in his current role until latest May 2021. The recruitment process for a successor starts immediately.

For further information, please contact:
Vattenfall’s Press Office, telephone: +46 (0)8 739 50 10, email:

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