6th Global Energy Forum 2024 Distinguished Confirmed Speakers Include


Dr. Friedbert Pflüger

Chairman, Zukunft Gas Former Deputy Minister of Defence of Germany
Berlin, Germany

Dr. Friedbert Pflüger is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Zukunft Gas – The
Voice of the Gas and Hydrogen Economy. He is Managing Director of the Clean
Energy Forum (CEF) and has worked for four decades in leadership positions in
politics, business, management, and science.

Pflüger is Founding Partner of Strategic Minds Company (SMC), initially Pflüger
International, which he created with his wife in 2009. He has previously served as
personal assistant and press secretary to former German President Richard von
Weizsäcker (1981-1989). He was a Member of the German Bundestag from 1990-
2006, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on the Affairs of the European Union
(1998-2002) and Deputy Minister of Defence in the first Merkel cabinet (2005-2006).

Pflüger studied Political Science, Economics and Constitutional Law in Göttingen,
Bonn and at Harvard, where he also taught at the Center for International Affairs
under the supervision of Samuel Huntington. From 2009-2020, he was a visiting
professor at King's College London.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Climate, Energy and
Mobility (IKEM) and a Senior Fellow at the Global Energy Centre of the Atlantic
Council, Washington D.C.

Pflüger is the author of several books.