Board of Directors

Dr Manfred Thumann (1954)

Swiss citizen, Dr. Ing.

Member of the Board since 2013




  • Head of Axpo Assets Division (from 2013)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Axpo AG (2007 – 2012)
  • Member of the Group Executive Board, Axpo Holding AG (since 2004)
  • Member of Axpo AG Executive Board, responsible for nuclear power division, and Managing Director of Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG (2003 – 2007)
  • Director of gas turbine business at Alstom (1997 – 2003)
  • Prior to this: various roles at ABB Group and as a researcher at the German Aerospace Centre


  • Head of Assets , Axpo



Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Member of Group Management and Head of Assets at Axpo
  • Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG, Axpo Grid AG, Ersatz Kernkraftwerk Beznau AG and Resun AG
  • Vice Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Kernkraftwerk Gösgen-Däniken AG, Ersatz Kernkraftwerk Mühleberg AG, Axpo Power AG and Kernkraftwerk Niederamt AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors of swissgrid AG

Permanent positions with important interest groups

  • Member of the Executive Board of swisselectric
  • Member of the Swiss Federal Energy Research Commission (CORE)