Carsten Liedtke (CEO of SWK AG) shares his experience of how SWK, an energy company from Krefeld, has managed to transform itself into the 21st century since the 20th century. Carsten reports on this in a new episode of Transformation Leaders Podcast by René Esteban, founder and CEO of the transformation and change management consultancy FocusFirst.
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About Carsten Liedtke (LinkedIn): Carsten Liedtke has been CEO of SWK AG, one of Germany’s largest municipal utilities with around 3,400 employees and a turnover of 1.7 billion euros, since 2011. He has held a position on the Management Board since 2007 and is responsible for the Energy and Transport divisions. SWK serves around 780,000 energy customers nationwide. Liedtke is also Vice President of the VKU and Chairman of its NRW regional association. He sits on the Supervisory Board of RWE Generation SE and on the advisory boards of RWE and E.ON Westenergie. His previous positions include management functions at RWE Rhein-Ruhr and Investor Relations Management in the RWE Group.
About René Esteban (LinkedIn): René Esteban is Founder and CEO of FocusFirst. As a former senior leader in a Fortune 500, he found that too many transformation projects take too long, waste money, and annoy key stakeholders – and that there must be a way to accelerate business transformations sustainably. Today, this belief unites an international FocusFirst team consisting of former top executives and subject matter experts. He is an international keynote speaker, author and senior advisor for top executives to achieve challenging goals and accelerate complex transformations.
About FocusFirst (LinkedIn): FocusFirst is a boutique consulting firm for transformation & strategic change projects. We are the specialised firm in the industry that combines former top executives and an award-winning method to accelerate transformations. This unique “double helix” of capabilities equips us to help our customers deliver results faster against demanding business goals. Executives work with FocusFirst to develop organisations, structure & accelerate transformations. FocusFirst works with leading Fortune 500 companies such as Merck, Novartis, E.ON, BASF, as well as established mid-sized companies.