Christian Essers joined Wacker Chemie AG in Munich in 2011 as director global energy procurement.
Besides operational procurement of electricity & natural gas for major EU & US-sites and global energy procurement strategies, he is also responsible for energy related regulatory affairs. Following studies business and economics, Mr Essers started his career in management consulting with Roland Berger in Dusseldorf and later with Arthur D.Little in London.
At both firms, his focus areas were energy and utilities – at the time advising clients on market deregulation according to the first European energy market directive. Subsequently, Mr Essers held various executive positions with utilities Reliant Energy and Nuon in the Netherlands.
His areas of responsibility ranged from planning, strategy, regulatory affairs to various corporate services, e.g. HR, IT and communications.
From 2005 until his entry at Wacker Chemie AG, Mr Essers grew the pan-European business activities of Genscape Inc as managing director Europe.
Genscape supplies energy traders and analysts with real-time-data on physical flows of power, gas and oil products.