Bärbel Bergerhoff-Wodopia (born 1954) began her professional career in 1970 as a business management trainee at RAG Aktiengesellschaft. She subsequently worked at the company as a business manager in the Social Affairs department.
From 1979 she worked at RAG as the Deputy Head of the Commercial Training department. After that, she was the Chairwoman of the Works Council of the Herne Head Office and Deputy Chairwoman of the General Works Council of RAG Deutsche Steinkohle AG. From March 2004 on, Ms. Bergerhoff-Wodopia was the Operating Director for Personnel and Social Issues for the Technology and Logistics Services Ruhr/Saar at RAG.
She was appointed to the RAG-Stiftung's Board of Executives on 1 December 2012. Since December 2012 she has also been a member of the Supervisory Boards of RAG Aktiengesellschaft and RAG Deutsche Steinkohle AG. She was a member of the Supervisory Board of RAG from 2001 to 2004. Ms. Bergerhoff-Wodopia has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of VIVAWEST since July 2013 and became its Chairwoman at the beginning of April 2019. Since March 2014 she has been a member of the Advisory Council of RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH.
She is currently the Chairwoman of the IG BCE's Human Resources Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of the IG BCE.
From 1994 to 2004 Ms. Bergerhoff-Wodopia was a member of the Supervisory Board of RAG Immobilien AG.
Since 1 January 2019 she has been the Chairwoman of the Managing Board of DMT and the Chairwoman of the Advisory Council of DMT LB. Deutsche Montan Technologie für Rohstoff, Energie, Umwelt, or DMT for short, is an association that promotes research, development, and basic and advanced training specifically in the coal mining industry, as well as the conservation of the cultural heritage of mining. The only operating company of DMT is DMT-Gesellschaft für Lehre und Bildung mbH (DMT LB), which manages the Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola and the Deutsches Bergbau Museum (DBM). Consequently, on 1 January 2019 Ms. Bergerhoff-Wodopia became the Chairwoman of the University Council of the Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola and the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Deutsches Bergbau Museum in Bochum.
Ms. Bergerhoff-Wodopia has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of Essen University Hospital since March 2015 and its Chairperson since July 2019. She has also been a member of the Governing Board of ZDF and a member of its Finance and Investment Committee since July 2017, and the Spokesperson of the Diocesan Council for Education in the Diocese of Essen since June 2019.