Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht


Rector of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Akademiestraße 6, Zimmer 1.11

Telefon +49 3731 39-2550
Rektoratzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de



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YearWork experience
1958born in Cornberg, Germany
1978 – 1984studies Economics and Law at Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
1984First state examination in law
1984 – 1987Legal Traineeship
1987Second state examination in law
seit 1987Lawyer
seit 1992Labor lawyer
1992VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, Leipzig, Germany, Authorized Signatory
1992 – 2007VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, Leipzig, Germany, Head of various management positions
2005 – 2008Erdgasversorgungsgesellschaft Thüringen-Sachsen mbh (EVG), Technical Director
2007 – 2015VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, Leipzig, Germany, Member of the Executive Board
2007 – 2009Member of the Executive Board, Gas Procurement
2009 – 2010Member of the Executive Board, Finance and Human Resources
2010 – 2013Member of the Executive Board, Gas Sales and Human Resources
2013 – 2015Member of the Executive Board, Trade
seit 2015Rector of the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Mandates and Memberships

  • Chairman of the Founders Committee of the Stiftung Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (endowment)
  • Member of the board, Dr.-Erich-Krüger-Stiftung
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Sparkassen-Stiftung
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Saxonia-Stiftung
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Heinisch Stiftung
  • Member of the Executive Board, Perlmutter Institute, Boston
  • Member of the International Advisory Board, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Sächsischer Landesverband der Bergmanns-, Hütten- und Knappenvereine e.V.
  • Officer and Chairman of the Finance Committee, World Energy Council (WEC)
  • Member of the Executive Board, Weltenergierat – Deutschland e. V.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, VNG, Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft, Leipzig
  • since 12/2017 / Chairman of the Saxon State Rectors‘ Conference since 01/12/2017