Anke Tuschek took up her position as Member of the General Executive Management Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), Berlin, on 7 May 2009. The former Technical Director of Stadtwerke Leipzig took over the "Markets" and "Energy efficiency" scope of functions and the position as Head of the "Sales, Trade and Gas-Related Issues" Division.
After graduating from Dresden University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Anke Tuschek gained her doctorate in engineering in 1988 before starting her professional career with Dresdner Wärmeversorgungs-GmbH (heat supply company). In 1992, she switched to Dresden Gas GmbH where she held a Group Manager position before she became authorized representative and Head of the "Gas Purchasing and Sales" Department. In 1997, she assumed the position as Head of the District Heat/Gas main department of DREWAG Stadtwerke Dresden. Three years later, she was appointed Managing Director of the regional gas supplier SpreeGas where she worked until 2006. From there she switched to Stadtwerke Leipzig in October 2006 as Technical Director. She was first responsible for the electricity, gas and district heat distribution and for the networks division and PR/corporate communication. In mid-2007, she also assumed the "Retail", the "Pomerania business" and the "Strategic Marketing" fields of activity.
Anke Tuschek is married.