CEO, BayWa r.e.
Matthias Taft became a member of BayWa’s Board of Management on 1 April 2015. In his new position, he is responsible for the conventional energy and the renewable energies business, which is combined in the Group subsidiary BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH. In addition he is the Chairman of the executive and supervisory committees of the international energy holdings.
Born in Munich in 1967, he first studied mechanical engineering before earning his degree in engineering management while working as a project engineer. Taft originally worked in the field of water treatment plants, but switched to the energy and environmental technology sector in 1994 and established the project business for wind, solar and geothermal power plants at RENERCO Renewable Energy Concepts AG, where he was appointed spokesman of the company’s Board of Management in 2010.
Since the merger of RENERCO AG with various other companies to form the new holding company and Group subsidiary BayWa r.e., Matthias Taft has served as Chairman of the Board of Management of BayWa r.e., and will continue to do so in addition to his new position as a member of the Board of Management of BayWa AG.