Eckart Baum graduated from Fachhochschule in Münster, Germany (Dipl. Betriebsw. – FH), and University of Humberside in Hull (Great Britain) with the Bachelor of Arts in European Business Studies. Eckart Baum started his career with E.ON Energie in Munich, worked four years on an assignment in Bangkok, and has since 2001 worked for the E.ON Group in the Czech Republic. Next to being a finance director at E.ON Česká republika s. r. o., he served from 2006 till 2014 as a board member in the Prague gas company (Pražská plynárenská a. s.).
Besides of this, Eckart Baum is a guest lecturer at the University of Applied Science in Landshut, Germany, teaching Gas business, which is part of the Electricity and Gas Master Study Program.