Kerstin Andreae has been the Chairwoman of the General Executive Management Board of German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) since November 2019. She studied economics at the University of Freiburg and started her political career as member of the Municipal Council of Freiburg in 1999. In 2002 Kerstin Andreae was first elected Member of the German Bundestag for the constituency of Freiburg. From then on, she was Member of the German Parliament for 17 years, holding various positions within the Alliance 90/The Greens Parliamentary Group. Among others, she was the economic policy spokesperson and vice-chair of the parliamentary group, responsible for coordinating the areas of economic, fiscal, financial, labour and social policies.