On 1st May 2016, Stefan Kapferer is due to take over as Chairman of the General Executive Management Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), Berlin. He is currently Deputy Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and previously held the role of State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Berlin. At BDEW he will be succeeding Hildegard Müller, who is taking up a board position within the RWE Group in May 2016.