Since April 2016, Joachim Schneider is member of the Grid Executive Committee of innogy SE, Segment Grid & Infrastructure, responsible for Technic and Operation of the Grid Business in Europe. This includes a functional responsibility for all innogy DSOs in Europe and a direct responsibility as chairman of the supervisory board for the largest German DSO Westnetz.

Previous positions include: Member of the Executive Board of RWE Deutschland AG, member of the Executive Board of RWE Rheinland Westfalen Netz AG, Vice President of Asset Management at RWE Energy AG in Dortmund with focus on development of technical and economical standards, asset strategy: planning and operation guidelines & investment and maintenance planning, asset segmentation and budgeting, responsible for the energy services division at RWE Solutions and responsible in various functions for product management, marketing, sales and system service concepts in ABB.

Joachim Schneider holds a M.SC. in electrical power engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and a PhD on “Evaluation of AC and DC variants for long-distance power transmission in interconnected system”.