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David Bryson

David Bryson

Chief Operating Officer, Uniper

On course for decarbonization: Uniper’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer

Uniper is the third largest listed German utility. Aiming for CO2-neutrallity in Europe by 2035, the company is setting the pace in the energy evolution. The dilemma of increasing energy demand and necessary resource protection requires both - an ambitious and an evolutionary approach. Since 2019, David Bryson has taken on the challenge of addressing climate change in an integrative way, in his role as COO and CSO of Uniper.

A chartered engineer who spent 24 years developing as a leader and manager in the British Army, Bryson joined the energy industry more than 14 years ago. In various senior management positions at E.ON, he helped develop an open-minded culture that was central to growing the business, raising awareness of works-safety and driving business transformation by focusing on operational excellence and customer needs.

Since Uniper’s first days, Bryson has been responsible for the international operations of the asset business. As a long-term advocate of diversity, he always listens to all stakeholders and considers their different perspectives in his decision-making. These qualities led him to become a key figure in Uniper’s pursuit of more constructive conversations with sustainability-focused NGOs to better shape Uniper´s strategy and the company´s response to their demands.

In addition to Sustainability & HSSE, Asset Management, Swedish Nuclear, Engineering, Operational Excellence and Digital Evolution, Bryson leads the Hydrogen Business, one of the most important pillars of Uniper's decarbonization strategy.  

Bryson holds a Bachelor´s degree in Engineering in Information Technology from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Defence Technology from the Cranfield University in the UK and an MBA from the Open University at Milton Keynes in the UK. Since April 2021, he also serves as Member of the Governing Board at Eurogas.


Diamond Partner

  • Schneider Electric


Platinum Partner

  • Siemens AG


Gold Partners

  • Baker Hughes
  • Energy Web Foundation
  • Energynest
  • Ericsson
  • Gridspertise
  • Palantir
  • SAP
  • Siemens Energy
  • Solar Turbines
  • Wartsila

Silver Partners

  • Alfen
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Capgemini
  • G&E
  • IFS
  • Italgas
  • Landis+Gyr
  • Meters and More
  • Microsoft
  • PRIME Alliance


Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation


Legal & Regulatory Partner

  • Pinsent Masons


Utility Partner

  • Dtek Grids
  • Enel Grids
  • RTE



  • ABS Group
  • AC Boilers
  • Accenture
  • Bergen Engines
  • Cisco
  • Cleanwatts
  • Driivz
  • Efacec
  • EnergyDome
  • Greencom Networks
  • Hive Power
  • Hiven Energy
  • Itron
  • Kaluza
  • Kigen
  • Kore Wireless
  • Kraken Technologies
  • Last Energy
  • Minsait
  • Mytilineos
  • Start Up Energy Transition
  • Oracle Energy and Water
  • Ormazabal
  • Piclo
  • Pietro Fiorentini
  • ProEnergy Services
  • PSM, a Hanwha company
  • Sentient Energy
  • SLM Solutions
  • Sungrow
  • Trilliant Networks
  • Uniper
  • Waterfall Security Solutions


Initiate Partners

  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • Enel Innovation Hubs
  • IMI
  • Rockstart
  • Siemens Energy
  • Start Up Energy Transition
  • TotalEnergies


Industry Partners

  • ANIE Federazione
  • ANIMA Confindustria
  • Avere
  • CHARGE Energy Branding
  • CO2 Value
  • COGEN Europe
  • currENT
  • dena
  • DERlab
  • E.DSO
  • EASE
  • Elettricità Futura
  • Energia Media
  • ETN
  • Eurelectric
  • Eurogas
  • Euroheat & Power
  • European Biogas Association
  • European Energy Retailers (EER)
  • Flow Batteries Europe
  • Generazione Distribuita (Distributed Generation)
  • Hydrogen Europe
  • IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IPPF
  • Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (LE2C)
  • OSGP
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA
  • SmartEn
  • Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
  • T&D Europe
  • VDMA
  • VGBE Energy