Board of Management

The DEA Board of Management is made up of three members. Find out more about our corporate management.

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Rappuhn

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Rappuhn

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Curriculum vitae

Since January 2010

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

2006 - 2009

Member of the Executive Board of RWE Dea AG responsible for the Operations division

August 2003

Director of Domestic Gas/Oil
Granted full commercial powers to represent the company (German term: Prokura)

2001 - 2003

Deputy Managing Director, DEA Norge AS, Oslo

2000 - 2001

Production Manager Holstein Production District

1998 - 2000

Project Manager Field Development Dieksand/Mittelplate

1995 - 1997

Wietze Drilling Department

Manager Operations & Maintenance Engineering, and Deputy Site Manager
Manager Offshore Drilling Project F 2-5, DEA Ijmuiden, Netherlands (1996)

1988 - 1995

Works in a number of different departments and subsidiaries in Germany

March 1988

Joins Deutsche Texaco AG

April 1981 - February 1988

Studies at the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld in the disciplines of mining, deep-drilling technology, crude oil and natural gas production; a range of placements as an intern in Germany and the UK

1978 - 1980

Military service


University entrance qualification, Gymnasium Ernestinum in Celle

28 December 1959

born in Celle

Dmitry Avdeev
Dmitry Avdeev

Dmitry Avdeev

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Curriculum vitae

Since August 2016

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

May 2016

Member of the Executive Board of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

Since March 2015

L1 Energy (UK) LLP: Partner, Finance and Controlling

2013 - 2015

L1 Energy (UK) LLP: Managing Director

2012 - 2013

Rosneft OAO: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

2010 - 2012

Morgan Stanley: Managing Director, Co-head of Investment Banking, Russia and CIS

2008 - 2010

Integra Group Limited: Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Member of the Board of Directors

2006 - 2008

Morgan Stanley: Executive Director, Head of Russia and CIS Energy

1998 - 2006

United Financial Group: Managing Director, Director, Equity Research Analyst

1995 - 1997

Sidanco Oil: Deputy Head of Project Finance Department, Specialist

1990 - 1995

Studies at the Moscow State University in Applied Mathematics, degree: Diploma

4 November 1973

born in Moscow

Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Warzecha

Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Warzecha

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Curriculum vitae

Since January 2013

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

November 2012

Member of the Executive Board of RWE Dea AG

2011 - 2012

General Manager RWE Dea Egypt

2010 - 2011

Production District Manager Holstein

2008 - 2010

Manager Reservoir Development

2007 - 2008

Manager Field Development North Africa

2003 - 2007

Senior Reservoir Engineer for the gas storage fields in Bavaria and producing gas fields in Germany

October 2003

Joined RWE Dea AG

1993 - 2003

PREUSSAG ENERGIE GmbH: Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Project Leader and Development Manager in a number of different departments in Germany, Ecuador and Tunisia

1987 - 1993

Studied Mining Engineering at the Technical University Aachen (RWTH), degree: Bachelor Mining Engineering

Studied at the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld in Drilling Engineering, Oil and Gas Production, degree: Master of Engineering (Dipl. Ing.)

1986 - 1987

Basic military service


University entrance qualification

17 December 1964

born in Isingdorf-Arrode, today Werther (Westf.), Germany