Managing Director Controlling and Development
Ralph Bahke, born 1964, studied Information Technology at the Technical University of Dresden and started his career as university lecturer for Automation. He joined VNG in 1994 and became responsible for the planning of automation technology. In 2001 he changed to the Gas Transportation Department where he held various senior management positions.
Between January 2006 and November 2008, Bahke worked in senior management posts of the Network Marketing Department in the newly established transmission system operator ONTRAS. Since November 2008 he has been one of the two ONTRAS managing directors, responsible for the Commercial Division.
From December 2009 to December 2015 Bahke was member of the ENTSOG Board.
Since December 2012 Bahke ist Chairman of the board of "Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas e.V.", an association of German Network System Operators. He is also member of the Energy Advisory Board of the German Free State of Saxony.
Managing Director Operations and Safety
Uwe Ringel started his professional career in 1984 as Engineer for gas supply technology (FH; University for Applied Science) within the Dispatching Department of the present VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, Leipzig. Since 1990 Ringel worked in the Gas Purchase Department 2002 he changed into the Gas Transmission Department where he was the responsible Director from 2004 to 2005.
Since January 2006 Uwe Ringel was Managing Director of the Network Marketing Department in the newly established network company ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH, Leipzig. In 2008 he moved within the group to VNG AG as Head of Technology/Operations. Since May 2010 Uwe Ringel is the Managing Director of the Technology Division of ONTRAS.
Ringel is also Member of the Board of the German DVGW Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e. V., Regional Group of Middle Germany.