Peter Terium was born in 1963 in Nederweert, the Netherlands. He studied to become chartered accountant at the Nederlands Institut voor Registeraccountants in Amsterdam and worked at the same time as an independent auditor for the Dutch Ministry of Finance. In 1985 he became an audit supervisor at KPMG, Eindhoven, Netherlands. From 1990 to 2002, he worked in various senior international finance positions in the packaging industry for Schmalbach-Lubeca AG, Ratingen, Germany. Peter Terium joined the RWE Group on 1 January 2003: He started his time there as Head of Group Controlling at RWE AG and in 2004 also became a member of the Executive Board of RWE Umwelt AG. He was significantly involved in restructuring and selling RWE Umwelt AG. In July 2005 Peter Terium was appointed Chief Executive Officer of RWE Trading. His responsibilities included the merger of RWE Trading GmbH and RWE Gas Midstream GmbH into RWE Supply & Trading GmbH. In this position Peter Terium made a significant contribution to the realisation of RWE’s growth strategy. As of 2009 Peter Terium took responsibility for the integration process of Essent. Up to 31 December 2011 he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the RWE’s Dutch subsidiary. He was appointed Member of the Executive Board and Deputy CEO of the Board of RWE AG on 1 September 2011. Since 1 July 2012 Peter Terium has held the post of Chief Executive Officer of RWE AG, since 1 April 2016 in personal union the post of Chief Executive Officer of RWE International SE.
He is married and has two children.