Michael Lewis to succeed Tony Cocker at E.ON UK
“I am delighted to be appointed to lead E.ON UK and I look forward to joining what I already know to be an excellent team. It is a fascinating time to take on this challenge and a real privilege to follow Tony, who has ensured E.ON UK is leading the change needed to ensure we live up to our purpose of improving peoples’ lives.”
Michael Lewis will be the new CEO of E.ON UK effective April 10. He will succeed Tony Cocker, who has decided to retire from E.ON to pursue a portfolio career at end of July 2017.
Lewis has been CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables since 2015. He joined E.ON in the United Kingdom in 1993 and has played an instrumental role in expanding E.ON’s renewables business. Tony Cocker has worked for E.ON for over 20 years and has been the company’s UK CEO since September 2011.
E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen said: “I’d like to thank Tony Cocker for his outstanding contribution, not only to our UK business but also to our company as a whole. During his time leading our UK business, Tony helped make customer focus part of our DNA. The Management Board wishes Tony and his family all the best for the future.”
Tony Cocker said: “Having spent five years in post I decided it was time to take on new challenges and I am personally delighted that Michael is to succeed me. I will, of course, miss my colleagues, as from the very first day I have witnessed firsthand the pride, determination and dedication our team put in to helping customers and striving to improve and innovate.”
Karsten Wildberger, E.ON board member, said: “I’m delighted that Michael Lewis will be leading our business and team in the United Kingdom. His wealth of experience will help to continue to accelerate our company’s transformation there.”
Michael Lewis said: “I am delighted to be appointed to lead E.ON UK and I look forward to joining what I already know to be an excellent team. It is a fascinating time to take on this challenge and a real privilege to follow Tony, who has ensured E.ON UK is leading the change needed to ensure we live up to our purpose of improving peoples’ lives.”
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