Dr. Klaus Grellmann

Managing Director

Kashif Ansari

Partner Retail

Max-Philipp Deitmer

Partner Digital & Data

Jürgen Fuisting

Partner Grid & Infrastucture

Michael Stipa

Partner Corporate, Management & Support Functions

Mirco Glunz

Partner Generation, Trading and Digital

Torsten Lach

Partner Operations

Marco Deutsch

Partner (Officer with Procuration)

Oliver Riedel

Partner & Managing innogy Consulting U.S.

Tilmann Hensel-Roth

Partner & Managing Director (UK)

Pierre Samaties

Managing Partner & CEO

Professional experience

Managing Director
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since January 2007
Location: Essen, Deutschland

When I started as Managing Director in 2007, I had the ambition to transform the company from process and IT consulting into a highly profitable top management and strategy consultancy. Today, innogy Consulting is involved in almost every project on board level and operates in full competition to the top 3 external consulting firms. Throughout the years, we have expanded internationally into core energy markets of Europe and Middle East. Moreover, we have grown our business by adding specialized practices such as Change, Lean and Innovation. In addition, we are focusing heavily on the digital transformation and the associated changes that all companies in the industry have to face. Our Digital Unit in Düsseldorf and the LRN LAB in Berlin are strong additional units of innogy Consulting. We manage projects along the entire energy value chain and have constantly supported the RWE Group with its transformation from a large utility into a modern European Energy company. With the recent successful IPO of innogy, this transformation achieved a gigantic milestone. More than a third of our 160 consultants supported the RWE Group with this challenging but exciting project.


VP strategic planning
RWE AG

April 2003 – December 2006
Location: Essen, Germany

As Head of Strategic Planning, I was responsible for the Group Strategy. Together with my team of 12 colleagues, I managed several initiatives: - Design of M&A activities - Disinvestment of non core activities - Emphasize on organic growth - Prepare market entry for Central Eastern Europe - Design and start up of a renewable business


Senior Manager Corporate Finance
PwC

May 2002 – May 2003
Location: Berlin, Germany

After my experience in the US, I was key account manager for a DAX company. In this role, I led a team in an acquisition of a wind energy business. Furthermore, I was involved in a project with a Central Eastern European government on a potential privatization initiative.


Senior Manager Energy Practice

PwC

May 2001 – May 2002
Location: Houston, Texas

For one year I worked in the US for PwC's Management Consulting Service in the Energy practice. During that time, I participated in several very exciting projects: - Creation and go live of a joint venture in the Oil industry - Corporate Strategy for one of the Top 5 US utilities - Trading strategy and risk management for a US utility - Lead of post-merger integration of a US utility acquired by a EU investor


Senior Manager Corporate Finance
PwC

July 1998 – April 2000
Location: Berlin Area, Germany

During my first years at PwC, I was involved in the implementation of the first electricity trading floor in Europe as well as the design and go live of the European Energy Exchange (EEX).

 

Referee for economics and business model developments
Vereinigung Deutscher Elektrizitätswerke – VDEW e.V.

July 1996 – June 1998
Location: Berlin

 

Education

Universität Hamburg
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Economics
1988 – 1996
Doctorate at "Institut für ausländisches und internationales Finanz- und Steuerwesen Subject: Success and failure of tax haven politics

INSEAD
Advanced Management Programme

London Business School
Corporate Finance Programme

Professional experience

Partner Retail
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since 2016
Location: Essen, Germany

Growing up in sales in the retail business of my parents I got my first experiences in retail very early.  I started my career at AUDI AG in Sales and Distribution Strategy for Europe. I then became the Sales Manager for North and South America for quattro GmbH at AUDI AG growing markets in that region. I spend 11 years at Porsche Consulting being the Global Key Account for Finance and IT, leading the service industry cluster before I joined innogy Consulting in 2016.

At innogy Consulting I am responsible for Retail which is B2C, B2B and e-mobility. From designing strategies in the commodity business including the implementation our focus now is on supporting the organization to excel in selling products and services beyond pure energy. Also within e-mobility we focus on internal and external clients combining energy and automotive expertise with hands on implementation.

Customer Experience, Churn Prediction and prevention are also a vital part of our current portfolio as well as designing business models that reflect the needs of our clients in the future.

 

Partner
Porsche Consulting

2005 – 2016
Location: Bietigheim-Bissingen and Hamburg, Germany

At Porsche Consulting I started within the Sales and Administration practice. Doing projects for SMEs and large scale organizations to optimize the sales effectiveness and also building up the Lean Administration practice. As a partner I was responsible for Operational Excellence, Lean Administration and the Service Industry. As a global Key account for Finance and IT within the Volkswagen Group I served many brands in implementing state of the art IT and Finance organizations. Also designing IT portfolio management and large scale Agile setups was part of the project landscape.

 

Sales Manager Americas
AUDI AG

2003 - 2005
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany

Being responsible for the product portfolio of quattro GmbH (R and RS models, Audi Exclusive and Audi S Line) I drove Sales in the markets from USA to Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. In a close cooperation with the markets we were able to generate new record sales for the product portfolio and design the market entry strategy for the first R8 model of Audi in NAR.

 

Sales and Distribution Strategy
AUDI AG

2001 – 2003
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany

Working on different projects from optimizing new vehicle logistics within the Volkswagen group to adapting the entire sales and distribution strategy to the new block exemption regulation including margin and bonus systems for wholesale and retail, developing new strategies for Audis fleet and key account business and working on price harmonization across Europe.

Professional experience

Partner Digital & Data
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since November 2017
Location: Essen, Germany

At innogy Consulting I have been building up our Digital Practice. After only one year we have established a unit of 15+ specialists who engage into areas like Digital Strategy, Customer Experience, Digital Marketing and Data Science. My goal is to form integrated teams of management consultant and Digital Specialists that bring a whole new value to our digitally focused projects of tomorrow! We are not only doing strategies for our clients but building digital businesses and solutions that last!

 

Managing Partner Programmatic & Digital Analytics
MediaCom Agentur für Media-Beratung GmbH

October 2010 – October 2017
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

I moved to Mediacom to build a new service offering around data & technology within this large agency network. Within the seven years I have worked on EMEA as well as German level and build a team of 15+ data & technology specialists that could serve all major industries. We did not only engage into real time digital data but started building out warehouses that could consolidate data streams to support senior management decision making. The last two years I did built a team of consultants on the topic of programmatic advertising who helped bring our clients into the world of automation and data driven advertising.

 

Senior Associate - Marketing Strategy & Analysis
SapientNitro GmbH

June 2009 – October 2010

At SapientNitro I did engage in a large number of projects in the area of data & customer experience platforms. Back then we did everything from strategy down to the concept and implementation work. Those projects taught me how important it is to closely align the business and technology side of a business and make them work hand in hand.

 

Head of Site Analysis EMEA
Expedia GmbH

Jul 2007 – May 2009

I started my career within a highly competitive global market of e-commerce travel. I did run an EMEA team of specialist looking into customer and website data informing a variety of management functions. I learned how important it is to know how data collection & interpretation technology is implemented when looking at numbers coming from them.

 

Education

Master of Science in Business Management(MScBM),
Westfaelische Wilhelms-University, Muenster
Majors: Marketing, International Management, Accounting

Certified Digital Analyst 2012 / Digital Analytics Association

Professional experience

Partner Grid & Infrastucture
innogy Consulting GmbH, former RWE Consulting GmbH

since July 2002
Location: Essen, Germany

I joined innogy Consulting with the ambition to improve the grid business by helping them prepare for future challenges and transfer the group’s broad knowledge to utilities world-wide. Already, our grid business has overcome operational challenges such as unbundling a huge integrated utility, projects to increase efficiency and adapting to new regulatory rules.  It has been a long and amazing journey and now we are pushing to become a market leader in a digitized world. Looking back, being a driver of such complete change makes me proud; and looking forward -  I’m excited to help our grid business manage upcoming developments in the energy market.

 

Head of Combustion and Fuel Technology
DMT GmbH

July 1998 – June 2002
Location: Essen, Germany

Being responsible for a profit center and team of ten engineers I led technology projects in Europe and China. Based on three pillars: Analyzing economics, testing technologies and conducting feasibility studies for industrial-scale energy plant.

 

Head of Numerical Simulation
CUBIS Informationssysteme GmbH

July 1996 - June 1998
Location: Essen, Germany

Developed simulation services, sales, and delivery with a team of four engineers.

 

Innovation Manager
CUBIS AG

October 1994 – June 1996
Location: Essen, Germany

Identified and implemented new products for a technical service provider in the fields of Automotive, Energy, and IT.

 

Education

RWTH Aachen
Doctor of Engineering (Ph.D, Dr.-Ing),
1986 - 1994

Professional experience

Partner Corporate, Management & Support Functions
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since 2010
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

When I started in 2010 at innogy Consulting, my ambition was to support clients in coping with one of the biggest challenges they were facing in the last decades – the energy transition!
The energy industry is in the midst of a revolution with decentralization, decarbonization and digitalization.
Therefore it is of upmost importance for utility companies to have the right corporate and organizational structures available in order to set the ground for future success.
innogy Consulting was driving the corporate transformation from a central and leading position in many occasions and I am proud of having the opportunity to be part of it.

As the Partner for the corporate, management and support functions, we are specialized in designing and implementing corporate and organizational structures fitting the needs of our clients.
This ranges from lean organizational structures and target operating models in the area of management and support functions to drive efficiency/ cost reductions over steering models enabling the management to focus on the biggest levers driving their business forward. Next to that, we have also proven track record in large transformations on corporate level, e.g. by streamlining the legal entity structure in order to ‘reduce red tape’ and fostering decision making processes, by creating a new companies like innogy via the IPO, by setting up of JVs with partners and by carving-out/ merging business areas.

All our focus lays in providing our clients tailored structures, fitting the needs of the respective business and fostering future performance.

Since 2010 I have been working for innogy Consulting GmbH in various management positions and responsibilities:

  • Since 2017 responsible Partner for projects on corporate level with focus on large scale restructuring/ reorganization, selected initiatives in RWE and innogy Group: Lead Integration Management Office at innogy preparing potential integration of innogy into E.ON, Carve-out of innogy Retail business in UK as preparation of merger with SSE, Design and implementation of functional independent setup of generation businesses incl. Management & Support Functions
  • 2015 – 2016 Principal for different projects in RWE Group, selected initiatives: Ensuring Operational Readiness of innogy SE during IPO incl. transfer of >5.000 employees and 16 million customers, Development of streamlined legal entity structure of utility in order to reduce ‘red tape’ and foster quick decision making processes incl. Supervisory Board approval; Design and implementation of group-wide internal job market incl. Carve-out as seperate legal entity                          
  • 2013 – 2014 Project Lead for different projects in RWE Group, selected initiatives: Reorganisation and optimization of Management & Support Functions renewables business, Allocation of Management and Support Functions as Carve-out preparation Dutch generation business, Development concept of Smart Meter Rollout in Germany                                          
  • 2010 – 2012 Sub-Project Lead for different projects in RWE Group, selected initiatives: Cost reduction/ overhead optimization of for Czech utility by e.g. activity based budgeting, Development of divestment evaluation model across value chain of fully integrated utility, Strategic analysis of gas storage business opportunities in CSEE countries

 

Other Responsibilities

Head and Sponsor of Competence Field Crossfunctions
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since 2015
Location: Essen, Germany

Leading and Sponsoringthe internal competence field of Management & Support Functions

 

Sponsor of Knowledge Management & Research
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since 2017
Location: Essen, Germany

Responsible for Knowledge Management and Research team

Professional experience

Partner Generation, Trading and Digital
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since 2015
Location: Essen, Germany

As the Partner for generation and trading, my projects cover strategy, project management and process related topics for renewable, conventional, and nuclear assets, as well as commercialization related challanges; which gives an understanding of the broad range of challenges faced in the generation and trading sector.

Consultant, Senior Consultant, Managing Consultant
innogy Consulting GmbH, (formerly RWE Consulting GmbH)

2009 – 2014
Location: Essen, Germany

As a consultant at RWE (now innogy Consulting), I was involved in several projects covering generation and trading.  My projects included strategic topics like planning options for asset portfolios, creating pan-European asset optimization approaches; along with operational projects such as process improvements within power plants.

 

Consultant
E.ON Inhouse Consulting GmbH, formerly MCG GmbH

2007 – 2009
Location: Munich, Germany

At E.ON’s inhouse consultancy I was involved with projects across the energy value chain.  I was involved in the concept design for the new retail division of a regional utility, and I also gained my first experience with generation.  I ran the project management office of a large carve out initiative, which led to the divestment of five gigawatts of generation capacity.

 

Education

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Diplomkaufmann

London Business School
Corporate Finance Programme

Professional experience

Partner Operations
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since July 2018
Location: Essen, Germany

Before joining innogy Consulting I spend eight years in aerospace industry, two years at a start-up and eight years in consulting. I led global project teams and became a trusted advisor for operations strategy, process restructuring and product cost management.

 

Responsibilities:
Process improvements / Lean Management projects

I joined innogy Consulting as a Partner for the Operations business in July 2018. Here we improve processes, reduce operation costs and implement lean standards and tools. Another important aspect of our service portfolio is the digitization of processes through robot process automation (RPA).

Our implementation capabilities and our deep energy know-how distinguishes us from other consultancies. Our passion is to work hand-in-hand with our clients until the results are achieved. This is a part of our business model through years of our corporate identity.

 

Principal
PwC Strategy &

January 2016 – June 2018
Location: Berlin

At PwC Strategy& I was a recognized expert for operations strategy, process restructuring and product cost management. I advised executives in automotive, industrial and technology industries across Europe.

 

Director Consulting
Facton

January 2014 – December 2015
Location: Potsdam

I was head of the IT consulting at Facton and lead the implementation of an enterprise product costing software for an US automotive OEM globally.

 

Project Manager
Booz & Co I Management Engineers

January 2009 – December 2013
Location: Chicago, Düsseldorf, Berlin

I managed the product cost reduction, operations recovery and corporate transformation projects in purchasing and engineering. I worked with automotive, aerospace, commercial vehicle, EPC and technology companies in Europe and the US.

 

Life Cycle Cost Executive
Rolls Royce

November 2007 – December 2008
Location: Dahlewitz

Being responsible for the product costs of Rolls Royce corporate and regional engines in development and series production I led a team of life cycle cost managers. We created cost transparency and executed cost reduction initiatives in engineering, manufacturing and at suppliers to achieve engine cost targets.

 

Programme Manager Fleet Unit Costs
Rolls Royce

January 2006- October 2007
Location: Dahlewitz

I managed a program of cost reduction initiatives in engineering, manufacturing and purchasing to achieve unit cost targets for all engines being assembled at the Rolls Royce site Dahlewitz.

 

Head of Planning & Monitoring A380 Electrical Installation
Airbus

June 2005 – December 2006
Location: Hamburg

During the A380 recovery program, I led the project management office for the A380 electrical installation in Hamburg and reported the progress of the recovery program to the Airbus top management on a daily basis.

 

Programme Manager Fuselage Assembly
Airbus

August 2004 – May 2005
Location: Hamburg

I executed a cost reduction program in engineering and manufacturing at Airbus sites in Hamburg, Bremen, Varel and Nordenham.

 

Manager Industrial Configuration
Airbus

May 2002 – July 2004
Location: Hamburg, Toulouse


I joined the industrial strategy department of the AIRBUS COO in 2002 and worked on organization development, make-or-buy and core competence development topics for engineering and quality in France, Germany, UK and Spain.

 

Specialist Design to Cost/ Value Analysis
Airbus

October 2001 – April 2002
Location: Hamburg
I managed design to cost initiatives in various research & technology projects and aircraft programs

 

Corporate Young Manager Program
EADS (now AIRBUS)


September 2000 – September 2001
Location: Bremen, Toulouse, Bangalore, Munich

I started my career in an international trainee program at EADS. I worked in the design to cost department at AIRBUS Bremen, in a post-merger integration project at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, at the DaimlerChrysler Research Center in Bangalore (India) and in corporate finance at EADS headquarters in Munich

 

Education

Technical University Berlin & Norwegian School of Management BI

Industrial engineering and management – Dipl.- Ing.

October 1994 – May 2000
Location: Berlin, Oslo


Professional experience

Partner (Officer with Procuration)
innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since 2004
Location: Essen, Germany

Responsibilities:
Crossfunctions, Finance, Innovations

since 2004 I have been working for innogy Consulting GmbH in various management positions and responsibilities:

  • Since 2016 responsible Partner for projects with focus on restructuring/ efficiency improvement and cross-functions as well as projects for innovation/ ventures. Selected initiatives: IPO of Service and Infrastructure, Efficiency improvement and developing Future Target Picture for cross functions, Carve-out of an innovation department and set-up as seperate legal entity, B2B Excellence efficiency improvement
  • 2013 – 2015 responsible Partner for RWE’s German Municipal Utilities (“Regionalgesellschaften”). Selected initiatives: Efficiency improvements, Program for Lean Management implementation in grid and retail
  • 2009 – 2012 responsible Partner for Generation and Renewables. Selected initiatives: Optimization Processes in Asset Management, Total Cost of Ownership approach for Onshore Wind, Cost reduction program for Czech utility, Strategy development and structuring of the Central Eastern Europe business - Efficiency improvement/ reorganization renewables, Market entrance study for maintenance of gear boxes for Onshore
  • 2004 – 2008 Project Lead for different projects in RWE Group: Selected initiatives: Functional analysis cross functions, Design and setup of German Distribution System Operators (DSO), Design and implementation of unbundling related procedures in DSOs

 

Consultant Restructuring/Corporate Finance
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

2001 - 2003
Location: Düsseldorf/ Berlin, Germany

During my time with Roland Berger I was member of the Restructuring – Corporate Finance practice. The focus of my projects -  in role of subject matter expert, workstream lead or project lead – were in strategy, turnaround-management, restructuring and cost-cutting projects in different industries: e.g. Strategy and OPEX improvement in railway industry - Turnaround/ restructuring in a plant construction Group (DAX company) - Cost-cutting in cross-functions of a bank Group (DAX company) - Turnaround/ restructuring in  semi-conductor industry.

 

Process Engineer/ Project Manager
thyssenkrupp Industrial solutions (formerly Uhde GmbH)

1996 - 2000
Location: Dortmund, Germany

I started my professional career as Project Engineer in a contracting and engineering company for chemical plants. At the beginning, my focus was on business development, process and detail engineering. As a Project Manager I was responsible for the licensing and engineering of a gasification plant for a Japanese client. After my change to the strategy department I managed several initiatives reporting to the Head of Strategy and the Board: - Y2K compliance program for the complete plant engineering division of Thyssenkrupp - Optimization of E2E engineering process across the Group -  Special initiatives for the Board.  

 

Other Responsibilities

Member of the Board
innogy International Middle East

since 2018
Location: Dubai

Management Consulting and ventures for projects in MENA region

 

Member of Supervisory Board
BEKON Holding AG

2015 - 2016
Location: Munich, Germany

Engineering and building of turn-key lump sum biogas plants to gain energy from organic waste

 

Education

FH Lahr/Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur
1997 – 2000
Economics (part-time study)

Technical University Dortmund, Germany

Diplom-Chemie-Ingenieur
1990 - 1996
Chemical Engineering

London Business School, UK

Certificate in Finance
Management Executive courses

Deutsche Börse Group, Germany

Certificated Supervisory Board member

Professional Experience

Partner & Managing innogy Consulting U.S.
part of innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since January 2017
Location: Boston, USA

When Managing Director Dr. Klaus Grellman approached me to discuss expanding innogy Consulting across the Atlantic, I took it as my personal challenge to establish and grow our practice in the United States. I hoped to adapt our successful business model in Europe to meet the needs of the American energy sector. My goal remains to build a local practice ready to meet the needs of U.S. utilities, while integrating the skills, capabilities, and experience I have gained working with innogy Consulting in other parts of the world.

As the Managing Director for the U.S. office, our team focuses on enriching the U.S. energy industry with insights on innovation and sustainability. We are developing management strategies to transform US utilities into innovative organizations that can adapt to changing enviroments. With expertise in transformation planning, capital markets, and operational excellence, our team is well-equipped to guide American utilities through the energy transition.

Our team brings in-depth knowledge of the US energy industry and international experience implementing innovative programs for utilities. We support utilities in the development of digital capabilities, introduction of agile routines, and implementation of strategies for topics such as electric vehicle integration and wind power performance improvement. Our innovative solutions allow US energy companies to remain relevant in a rapidly changing market.

 

Partner
innogy Consulting GmbH

since February 2005
Location: Essen, Germany

Prior to establishing our U.S. office, I was responsible for driving several projects for innogy Consulting on topics from post-merger integration to digitalization. I developed a lean transformation program for innogy SE to improve the experience of their commercial customers and supported the implementation of digital initiatives to increase the satisfaction of innogy’s residential customers. I also managed the communication workstream that enabled a successful rollout of Germany’s second largest IPO.

 

Manager
Accenture

August 1995 – February 2005
Location: Frankfurt & Berlin, Germany, Houston, TX

In my five years with Accenture, I optimized trading systems primarily for banking and insurance clients, such as Swiss Re and UBS . Through this position, I established the first trade floor at RWE to allow for a successful transition into competitive electricity markets. The RWE project first exposed me to the challenges unique to the energy industry, and led me to pursue my current position with innogy Consulting.

 

Education

Energy Delta Institute
Gas Strategy Program
2004

International School of Management
Master’s Degree, Business Administration and Management (Dortmund, London, San Diego)
1991-1995

Professional experience

Partner & Managing Director (UK)
innogy Consulting & Ventures UK Ltd. – part of innogy Consulting GmbH, formerly RWE Consulting GmbH

since January 2010
Location: London, United Kingdom

I joined innogy Consulting, then RWE Consulting, in 2010. The last decade has been a tumultuous time for both our clients and  the industry, as it has gone through an evolution that I believe will continue to change and disrupt the playing field and how we think about energy in the years to come.

Increasingly we face new questions and opportunities emerging along the fault lines of a transforming industry. The imminence of smart living and e-mobility, the shift to decentralised and decarbonised energy systems, the importance of digital and data, and the role of new players and innovators in the market, are all forces for disruption, but is what excites me about working in the industry today

My ambition over the coming decade is to help my clients innovate to deal with these opportunities, whilst optimising and managing what is a predominantly regulated business.

I have advised clients in Europe, with a particular focus on the UK, on issues concerning all areas of the value chain. I have extensive experience from Oil & Gas up- and downstream, to large scale power generation, power distribution and of course the supply of energy and energy services. .

I firmly believe that innogy Consulting with both its diverse practice-based expertise and with its deeply rooted energy industry heritage and expertise has a unique value proposition, particularly in the UK.

 

Strategy Consultant
Accenture

November 2004 – January 2010
Location: London, United Kingdom

As a Strategy Consultant at Accenture’s global Resources & Energy Practice, I advised several multinational clients from the Oil & Gas, Utilities and Petro-Chemical industries. Core expertise included pricing strategy, organisation strategy, market modelling and forecasting, as well as E2E Process Re-Design and Excellence.

Additionally I supported the 2009 Accenture Global Energy Board, a cross-industry forum of leading heads of industry, policy makers and scientists, with a focus on a changing energy and transportation systems around the world.

 

Education

The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Master of Science, Department of Management (International & Industrial Relations)
2003-2004

Heinrich-Heine University of Duesseldorf (HHUD)
Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, Media & Communication
Business Studies (continued at LSE)

Professional experience

Managing Partner & CEO
innogy International Middle East LLC

(Joint Venture with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority)

since July 2014
Location: Dubai, UAE

The Middle East in general and the UAE specifically is an exciting region with a clear focus on growth and utilization of new technologies. When I started as a Managing Partner & CEO our ambition was to transform the business from a technical engineering consultancy towards a full-service consultancy capable of offering the combined portfolio of the innogy Group, bundled through professional consulting services of innogy Consulting. Since then we have won prestigious projects like the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy, the Demand Side Management Program aiming at reducing 30% of energy consumption, working capital optimization projects and innovative tech projects utilizing AI and Blockchain.

In addition, we have integrated innovative Ventures” into our client offerings. We invest, cooperate and develop in-house ventures of exciting products and services that fit our vision for the Smart Living Transformation – a convergence between Energy, Transportation and Communication.

Member of the Board
VERV - Green Running Ltd.

(Bringing energy bills down to zero through unlocking energy insights with AI)

since December 2018
Location: London, UK

 

Member of the Board
Advizzo Ltd.

(Transforming utility customer engagement combining data and behavioral science)

since January 2017
Location: London, UK

 

Partner
RWE Consulting GmbH

January 2011 – June 2014
Location: Essen, Germany

As a Partner at RWE Consulting, I was responsible for the development and delivery of our projects in the area of Supply & Trading. Highlight projects included the

  • reorganization and harmonization of ‘Commercial Asset Optimization’ in continental Europe (The Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany) affecting 60 gigawatt and 200 FTEs,
  • the reorganization of the IT-infrastructure portfolio for the Energy Trading division
  • development of strategic growth options for the trading business

 

Principle
RWE Consulting GmbH

April 2007 – January 2011
Location: Essen, Germany / London, UK / Den Bosch, The Netherlands

In the four years of working with RWE Consulting as a project lead and principle I worked on many international assignments including a leading role in the Post-Merger Integration of Essent, 1bn € Working Capital Optimization for the group, Asset investment strategies and reorganization of groupwide shared services.

 

Investor Relations Manager
RWE AG

June 2006 – January 2007

 

Project Management Trainee
RWE IT GmbH / npower

December 2005 – April 2006
Location: Essen, Germany; Swindon, UK

 

Software Developer / Head of Marketing & Sales
IT-Center Dortmund GmbH

December 2001 – November 2005

 

Education:

International School of Management Dortmund, USB Stellenbosch
MBA in General Management
Thesis “Comparison of the Internalization Strategies of RWE and E.ON”

University of Dortmund / University of Applied Sciences Dortmund / ITC
Bachelor in Information Technology

MIT Sloan School of Management
Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

London Business School
Master Class in Private Equity

MIT Sloan School of Management
Corporate Srategy – Delta Model

INSEAD
Learn to Lead

International Faculty of Finance
Power Trading and Power Project Finance

Universität St.Gallen
Corporate Strategy