Corinna Enders

The trained lawyer is responsible for the operational and strategic development of the company and the content orientation as well as public representation and communication.

Corinna Enders, dena Chief Executive, Picture credit: Götz Schleser

Corinna Enders has been Chairperson of the Management Board since October 2023. In this function, she is responsible for dena’s operational and strategic development as well as its content-related orientation. Her work focuses on supporting the German government and all actors involved in the transformation to climate neutrality.

Corinna Enders studied law in Germany and Italy and is an expert on environmental and climate policy. After briefly working as a lawyer, she started at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz, (BMUV)) and worked in various departments of the ministry. 

This was followed by a stint as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya. She then worked for the BMUV again as deputy head of the ‘International Climate Protection’ unit.

Before joining dena, Corinna Enders was Managing Director of Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH in Berlin, where she built up and expanded the company. Her responsibilities there included strategic and operational management, issue and focus setting, political communication and representation of the society.

Corinna Enders was born in Berlin in 1977 and grew up in Tübingen.