In order to advance the interests of the DWV, a small but highly professional team of experts from the energy industry and public administration work in close consultation with the management board, and in particular with the CEO. The DWV team has many years of experience in the energy industry in general and in the field of renewable energies in particular.

The wide-ranging expertise on the national energy industry and international energy policy, especially at EU level, is supplemented by the professional experience gained at governmental level.

The employees are in detail:




Dennitsa Nozharova

Senior Consultant

Until 2008 lawyer for national and international law firms focusing on energy, environmental and administrative law.

Since 2017, Dennitsa Nozharova has been working as an external consultant for the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association in the “HyLaw” project funded by the FCH JU.


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Dr. Gerd Harms, State Minister (ret.)

Senior Consultant Political Affairs

From 2003, Dr. Gerd Harms worked as Commissioner of the Prime Minister of Brandenburg for International Affairs.

From 2004 to 2009 Dr. Gerd Harms worked as the Plenipotentiary of the State of Brandenburg at the Federal Government and for European Affairs in the State Chancellery of the State of Brandenburg. In this position, he served in the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in the European Union.



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Dr. Benjamin Baur

Assistant of the CEO

Dr. Benjamin Baur studied at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen political science, public law and religious science. His main focus during his studies was the national and transnational energy- and security policy.

After his studies Dr. Benjamin Baur worked as a governmental advisor in Baden-Württemberg. Simultaneously he received a PhD (Dr. rer. soc.) at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. His doctoral thesis was the foreign energy policy of the European Union.