About us

The German Coal Importer Association, Hamburg, represents the political and commercial interests of at present 68 members (i.e.utilities, industrial users of coal, traders, and companies engaged in coal logistics). Reports are published annually. They describe the current situation on the international, European and German hard coal markets as well as the perspectives for future supply and demand. Statistics on German imports and price development are compiled and published monthly on the Internet.

The Board of Directors reads as follows:

Chairman:
Dr. Wolfgang Cieslik / STEAG GmbH, Essen

Vice Chairman:
Alexander Bethe, JERA Trading Pte. Ltd. (London Branch), Berlin

Holger Becker, Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG, Mannheim
Alexander Bethe, JERA Trading Pte. Ltd. (London Branch), Berlin
Dr. Stefan Bockamp / Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH, Düsseldorf
Ulf Kerstin / RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen
Bert Lagendijk / L.B.H. Netherlands B.V., NL-Rhoon
Bernhard Lümmen / Oxbow Energy Solutions B.V., Essen
Dr. Tobias Mirbach / EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe
Dirk Schmidt-Holzmann / TERVAL s.a., B-Liège
Hans-Joachim Welsch / AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, Dillingen/Saar
Rainer Winge / Südzucker AG, Mannheim
Markus Witt / Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG, Berlin



Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Wodopia