The Knowledge Hub of IMD
FacebookFacebook icon TwitterTwitter icon LinkedInLinkedIn icon Email



Antje Kanngiesser

11 November 2021 in Podcasts

In a rapidly decarbonizing world, the energy sector is facing immense challenges, challenges that Antje Kanngiesser is tackling head-on...

Apple Google Spotify

In a rapidly decarbonizing world, the energy sector is facing immense challenges. The ‘net-zero’ promises of today lead to demands for greener more efficient grids tomorrow, and some are struggling to keep up with the times.

Others, like Antje Kanngiesser, are flourishing. 

As a young lawyer in Germany, she specialized in renewables long before they hit global headlines. Now, following a successful career in the energy sector, she’s emerged as CEO at Alpiq, a company that delivers about 20% of Switzerland’s power.

Like many energy companies, Alpiq is rethinking its business model, and in her new position, Kanngiesser has wasted no time setting out a sustainable plan for growth. In conversation with IMD President Jean-François Manzoni, she discusses the future of energy production in Europe, and how hydrogen can make green travel a reality.


Host: IMD President Jean-François Manzoni 

Guest: Antje Kanngiesser

Produced by JohnJo Devlin

Listen to our new series

Kristina Walcker-Mayer

19 May 2022 in Podcasts

Ian Charles Stewart, Executive in Residence at IMD, discusses the future of wealth with Nuri CEO Kristina Walcker-Mayer...

Learn Brain Circuits

Join us for daily exercises focusing on issues from team building to developing an actionable sustainability plan to personal development. Go on - they only take five minutes.
Read more 

Explore Leadership

What makes a great leader? Do you need charisma? How do you inspire your team? Our experts offer actionable insights through first-person narratives, behind-the-scenes interviews and The Help Desk.
Read more

Join Membership

Log in here to join in the conversation with the I by IMD community. Your subscription grants you access to the quarterly magazine plus daily articles, videos, podcasts and learning exercises.
Sign up

You have 4 of 5 articles left to read.