• aeos energy

Advisory board

Dr. Germain Hagenbach

Germain Hagenbach is a retired senior executive from the international oil & gas industry. His most recent active management position was as Senior Vice President Marketing and Technique at TOTAL Lubrifiants in Paris. Before his move to Paris, Germain Hagenbach was managing director of ELF Oil Deutschland GmbH in Berlin. For about nine years he was responsible for the complete sales and development activities (with the exception of the petrol stations) of ELF Oil in Germany, as well as for ELF’s German oil storage depots. He started his activities in Germany directly after the takeover of the “MINOL” state owned oil monopolist through ELF Aquitaine and was a driving factor in the integration of MINOL into the ELF Groupe. During the last years of his engagement in Berlin, Germain Hagenbach was also the Chairman of the Club des Affairs, the German-French economic society.

Prior to his transfer to Germany, Germain Hagenbach acted as Managing Director of ELF Marine Lubricants. In this position, he established a worldwide dealer network for production and distribution licencing which turned ELF into a world leader in the nautical lubricants market. Germain Hagenbach started his career for ELF as technical head of the research centre in Lyon. It was here, in the 1980s, where he was responsible inter alia for the development and international launch of STYRELF, a polymer-modified tarmac, which created a substantial business for ELF Aquitaine in the following years. Germain Hagenbach holds several patents resulting from his research activities.

Germain Hagenbach graduated as an engineer from the Grande École d’Ingénieurs Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon and as an Executive MBA from the Institut de Contrôle de Gestion, Lyon. He also received an engineering doctorate from the École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs.

Don F. Jordan

Don Franklin Jordan is an American journalist. Born in New York, he studied Business Administration at the University of Miami. From 1966 onwards he worked in Bonn as a foreign correspondent, amongst others for CBS News, Voice of America and The Guardian. In 1977 he assumed a leading position in the press department of a major German banking institution. He has worked as a freelance correspondent for radio & television stations and publications in North America, the UK, and Switzerland since 1990.

From 1994 until 2001 Jordan worked as an anchor for Deutsche Welle-TV and as a commentator for various broadcasting stations. He is also a professional speaker and a regular guest in talk shows and journalist circles. He was awarded the Lucius D. Clay Medal in 2007.

He received the media prize of the Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft in 2013. Don F. Jordan has been a public relations ambassador for the von Bodelschwingh Stiftung Bethel charity institution since 2017.

Jutta Reuther

Jutta Reuther can look back on a long career in the fields of personnel development, training and coaching both as an employee in international corporations and as a freelancer. She is currently working as a management coach and trainer in Luxembourg.

Jutta Reuther was employed in the HR department of GKN Automotive AG in Lohmar from 1995 to 2000. Her focus was on coaching in the fields of behavioural training, team development, spotting young talent and outdoor activities. From 2000 to 2002 she developed the HR department of QVC Germany GmbH in Düsseldorf. Since 2002 she has worked as a freelancer for clients such as the Archdiocese of Cologne and in Bonn for the International Bund, a large service provider for youth, social and educational work in Europe.

Jutte Reuther initially trained as a commercial clerk. She achieved a degree in education from Düsseldorf University and trained as a behavioural trainer and coach. She subsequently took up training opportunities in the field of communication at the Schulz von Thun-Institute for Communication, Hamburg, and The Institute of Applied Creativity, Cologne.