3rd Frankfurt Gas Forum Speakers


Friedbert Pflüger

Deputy Minister of Defense (ret.), Director, European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), King’s College London, Managing Partner, Pflüger International

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger (born 1955 in Hannover), is Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College London and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council of the U.S. He is Managing Director of Pflüger International GmbH in Berlin, Senior Advisor of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Member of the Supervisory Board of Alstom Power GmbH. Since 2009 Pflüger is hosting the monthly “Energy Talks at the Reichstag”. He is Member of the Trilateral US-Europe-Turkey Task Force of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), Member of the Resilien-Tech Working Group of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (ACATECH) and Director of the Strategic Metal Working Group of Atlantik Brücke.

Pflüger studied political science, economics and public and constitutional law in Göttingen, Bonn and Harvard. After his studies, Pflüger became one of the closest associates of German President Richard von Weizsäcker while working as his speech writer and press secretary from 1981-1989. In 1990, he was elected as a member of the German Parliament, a position in which he remained until 2006. From 1998 to 2002, he was chairman of the Bundestag’s EU-Committee. From 2002 to 2005, he served as a foreign policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. Moreover, he served as Deputy Defence Minister in the first Merkel Government.