The Board of Management of Verband kommunaler Unternehmen (VKU), Berlin/Germany, elected Guntram Pehlke as honorary VKU Vice-President for the Energy Sector on 12th March 2019. Pehlke, who occupies a full-time position as Chairman of the Board of Management of DSW21 Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG, succeeds Andreas Feicht. Feicht had held this role since 2012; he became Permanent State Secretary for Energy and Digital Affairs in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on 1st February 2019.