Frankfurt Gas Forum Past Distinguished Speakers Include


Friedbert Pflüger

Deputy Minister of Defense (ret.); Director, European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), King’s College London and CEO, Pflüger International GmbH

Since 2009, Friedbert Pflüger is Visiting Professor for International Relations at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where he is director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS). He is also Senior Fellow with the Global Energy Center of the Atlantic Council, head of the Commodities Workgroup of Atlantikbrücke, member of the Advisory Council of the German Energy Economy Institute (EWI), and member of the Advisory Board of the Zukunft Erdgas e.V. (Future Natural Gas Association). 

Friedbert Pflüger is founder and managing partner of Pflüger International GmbH in Berlin, Chairman of the Internet Economy Foundation (IE.F) and senior advisor to Roland Berger.

Pflüger studied political science, economics and public and constitutional law in Göttingen, Bonn and Harvard. After his studies, Pflüger became one of the closest associates of German President Richard von Weizsäcker while working as his speech writer and press secretary from 1981-1989. In 1990, he was elected as a member of the German Parliament, a position in which he remained until 2006. From 1998 to 2002, he was chairman of the Bundestag’s EU-Committee. From 2002 to 2005, he served as a foreign policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. Moreover, he served as Deputy Defence Minister in the first Merkel Government.