Wintershall Dea COO Dawn Summers elected as President of GasNaturally

Brussels, 17 December 2020

Dawn Summers, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Wintershall Dea, has been elected as President of GasNaturally, the partnership representing the European gas industry. Succeeding Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Italian gas infrastructure company Snam, Ms Summers will assume her role on 1 January 2021.

“I am delighted in the trust the members of GasNaturally have placed in me and look forward to working with all of you at this crucial point in time. Tackling climate change whilst at the same time, continuing to provide energy for the world is humankind’s biggest challenge. With a variety of innovative technologies, the gas sector is well-equipped to contribute to the future and the vision of a climate neutral Europe”, said Dawn Summers.

As GasNaturally President, Ms Summers aims to work closely with all GasNaturally Members and represent the whole European gas value chain. With important EU energy legislative initiatives expected in 2021, Ms Summers will advocate for the key role of gas in reaching EU climate ambitions.

Dawn Summers has been the COO of Wintershall Dea since 1 June 2020 and is responsible for Europe, Middle East and North Africa. She has more than 25 years of extensive international experience in the gas and oil sector, including with BP, Genel Energy, Origin Energy and Beach Energy. Ms Summers has a Degree in Chemical Engineering (University of Edinburgh) and Executive Operations Leadership (MIT Sloan School of Management).

The Members of GasNaturally would also like to express their gratitude to Marco Alverà for successfully leading the partnership over the last 4 years.

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