Derk J. Swider > Resume


Current Position

since 2016

E.ON SE, Essen

Vice President Corporate Strategy.

Work Experiences

2014 - 2016

E.ON Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf

Business Controlling.

2011 - 2014

E.ON SE, Düsseldorf

Commercial Operations & Analysis.

2007 - 2010

E.ON Ruhrgas AG, Essen

Gas Business Steering and Strategy.

2001 - 2007

Universität Stuttgart

Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy.

2000 - 2001

VEAG Vereinigte Energiewerke AG, Berlin

Internship. Corporate Development.


Siemens AG, Erlangen

Internship. Product Management of Steam Power Plants.


2001 - 2005

Universität Stuttgart

Dissertation (Ph.D.), "Trading on Markets for System Reserves and Spot Energy".

1998 - 1999

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Research Project. Mechanical Engineering Department.

1995 - 2001

Technische Universität Berlin

Diploma (M.S.), Energy Engineering, emphasized Energy Economics.

Awards and Honors

2001 - 2007

Financial support of the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and others for various research projects.

1998 - 2006

Scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service and the German Research Foundation for study and conference stays in Auckland, Boston, Montreal and Zurich.


Theodor-Wessels-Prize for outstanding dissertations in Energy Economics and Energy Policy (awarded biennially). Cf. article in Stuttgarter unikurier No. 99 1/2007.


Philotherm-Prize for being best student in Thermodynamics at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany (awarded biannually).

Teaching Experiences

2003 - 2007

Universität Stuttgart

Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy.

Energy Systems I, Energy Markets and Energy Trade.

1998 - 2000

Technische Universität Berlin

Institute of Process Technology.

Thermodynamics I, Thermodynamics II, Phase and Reaction Equilibria.

Reviewing Experiences


Derk J. Swider



Prediction is very difficult,
especially if it's about the future.

Niels Bohr