Gottfried Steiner is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Executive Board of Central European Gas Hub AG (CEGH). CEGH is one of the most important gas trading platforms in Continental Europe with more than 533 TWh trading volume. CEGH operates the Virtual Trading Point of the Market Area East of Austria. In the framework of the co-operation between CEGH and Powernext S.A. Gottfried Steiner is the Managing Director of PEGAS CEGH Gas Exchange Services GmbH (PCG) and as a result of this collaboration all PEGAS CEGH spot and futures products for the Austrian gas market are tradable on the pan-European PEGAS platform operated under the Powernext rulebook. Prior to joining CEGH, Gottfried Steiner worked as Head of Business Development for OMV Gas & Power GmbH and as Advisor for Energy and Environment in the Cabinet of the Austrian Federal Minister for Economy and Labour. He graduated from Mining University Leoben in Austria and has an MBA from Oxford University, Said Business School, UK.