Making renewables reliable

Vision

We envision an emission free, sustainable world where affordable and safe energy can be created and consumed by anyone anywhere. With our LOHC-Energy-Storage-Solutions we want to stop the climate change and save our planet.

Mission

Our mission is to enable global trade in CO2-free energy. To do this, we want to create a trading platform that brings together consumers, prosumers and producers and enables direct LOHC energy trading – free from bureaucracy and high transaction costs. A global Internet platform where anyone can trade energy around the clock, anytime.

Executive Team

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Michael Stusch, Managing Director

Michael is Managing Director of the Global Energy Trading Foundation GmbH and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of H2-Industries SE. He has scaled H2-Industries in the last years into an energy storage company based in Germany. His achievements include developing scalable LOHC eDevices, which can be used to store and release electrical power in a cost-effective way.

He is an experienced entrepreneur in the high-tech industry and founded ADTECH AG (Internet pioneer in the area of online advertising) and sold it successfully in 2007 to AOL/Time Warner.

Michael holds a Master’s degree in Precision Engineering in Frankfurt (Germany) and studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration in Darmstadt (Germany).

Edwin Ball, CFO

Edwin is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Global Energy Trading Foundation GmbH and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of H2-Industries SE. He has an extensive background with over 30 years’ experience in finance and banking.

Edwin serves as Chairman of the Board of various Socrates Capital Holding companies which have made investment acquisitions including banks. He worked at major banks and global firms such as: Deutsche Bank (Central Management), Head of MIS and Strategy for entire Deutsche Bank group, Global COO in Equities Division, and Global CFO in Global Markets Division. In addition, he worked at Deloitte as Manager, Financial and Special Services (Corporate Finance, Valuations, Mergers and Acquisitions).

Edwin holds an MBA, International Finance and Management from the European University (Belgium) and a BA from the University of Toronto (Canada).

Diane Riedel, Head of Global Communications

Diane is the Head of Global Communications of both the Global Energy Trading Foundation GmbH and H2-Industries SE. She is responsible for the companies’ worldwide communications activities. Before starting her own business as communications consultant in 2002, Diane was company spokesperson and Head of Public Relations for Walt Disney Television (Germany) and the Disney Channel and PR Manager for the German Pay-TV network DF1 (today: Sky). She brings along a strong expertise in global communication and marketing as well as a competent knowledge in brand building and pioneering technology.
Diane studied in Germany and the US and holds a Master’s Degree in Communications Science from the University of Munich (Germany).

Advisory Board H2I Group

GET Foundation has access to key senior leaders and as member of the H2I Group also to the Advisory Board which is described below (in alphabetical order). These members provide respective insight across industries (e.g. mining, eMobility) and/or functional areas of expertise (e.g. legal, funding, R&D).

Prof. Matthias Beller, Executive Director of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT)

Matthias is a highly regarded practioner and researcher in the field of organic and unorganic catalysis. His previous academic work was done at MIT (USA) and at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Since 1998, he heads up the Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis, where the work of his group has been published in more than 870 original publications, reviews and over 120 patent applications have been filed.

He has received several awards (e.g. Otto-Roelen Medal, the Leibniz-Price). He was also awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” of Rostock and he received the German Federal Cross of Merit.

He also received the first “European price for Sustainable Chemistry”, the “Paul-Rylander Award” of the Organic Reaction Catalysis Society of the USA, the Gay-Lussac-Alexander-von-Humboldt-Prize of the French Academy of Sciences and the Emil Fischer Medal of the German Chemical Society.
In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and received the Wöhler price for Sustainable Chemistry from the German Chemical Society as well as an ERC grant from the European Commission. In March 2016, he received the honorary doctorate of the University of Rennes 1. Most recently he was awarded the ACS Catalysis Award Lectureship as the first European chemist and with the Karl-Ziegler price of the German Chemical Society in September this year.
Matthias Beller is also Vice President of the Leibniz Society – one of the major science organizations in Germany – and a member of the German National Academia of Science “Leopoldina” and three other Science Academies. 2017 Matthias Beller has received the Karl Ziegler Prize from German Chemical Society and the Karl Ziegler Foundation. The award is one of the highest honours in the field of chemistry in Germany.

Alan Clegg, Chairman & Co-Founder Shumba Energy Ltd.

Alan is a mining industry professional harbouring over 30 years of global experience in mining and minerals projects in over 150 countries. He is a renowned expert in mining, technical assessment, reporting and project valuation with extensive experience in stock exchange listings and capital raising. Alan currently holds six directorship positions in the mining and energy sectors.

Stefan von Dobschütz, Senior Vice President eMobility at Innogy SE

Stefan is corporate entrepreneur and digital leader with 18 years of professional experience within top management consulting, premium automotive and wind energy industry. He brings along strong energy and functional expertise in sales and multichannel development, brand management, digital product ideation and incubation as well as end-to-end quality management.

Max Lautenschläger, Managing Director at iconiqlab (Venture Capital group)

Max is a venture developer and blockchain enthusiast with years of experience in consulting, company building, venture capital, fintech and private equity.

He holds a BA in controlling, MBA and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).