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Members of the Executive Board


The Executive Board of GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION is a very good mix of specialists who guarantee that the goals are elaborated competently, consistently, success-oriented and sustainably.

Harry Schnabel, Chairman – His focus is passing on his decades of expertise. GDA members will find the right person to contact in all aspects of data center planning and operation. Harry Schnabel maintains many good contacts in the industry and is responsible for the many cooperations of the GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION e.V.


Jens Peter Müller, Deputy Chairman - his focus is on finance and all rights and responsibilities of data centers. As General Manager Commercial Germany at Keppel Data Centers, he also has all the skills needed to provide GDA members with help and advice on daily operations and the exchange of know-how.


Anna Klaft - she focusses on the strategic development of the GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION. Her core competencies are particularly effective in the acquisition of new members as well as in the building of a stronger market presence for GDA. As Business Development Manager Data Center at CBRE, Anna Klaft is responsible for business development in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, specializing in holistic solutions for data centers.


Andreas Rüter - supporting all questions about new technologies is his main focus. As an internationally active Principal Engineer Technology Center Design Authority at Vodafone Group Services GmbH, he has been successfully involved in questions of expanding and securing data centers for years.


Professor Dr. Peter Radgen - he is focussed on development / research, which he is very committed to as holder of the Chair of Energy Efficiency at the Institute of Energy Economics and Efficient Energy Use (IER) at the University of Stuttgart and Head of Graduate Efficient Energy Use. Especially his current research project on "Sustainable Data Centers" provides new ideas and approaches for efficient data center operation.
He is the man on the board of GDA who is dealing with the problems of the industry in a future-oriented and solution-oriented way.