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.
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.
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).
Johannes Hainlein is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a hands-on and enthusiastic multiple entrepreneur and experienced finance professional.
Johannes has over 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance Advisory as well as acting Principal (since 2000) for a wide variety of alternative investments ranging from company and asset acquisitions to complex restructuring and turn-around cases, as well as hedge fund investment portfolios. He has been active as co-founder for several technology driven ventures morphing to become businesses.
Johannes lead the development and investment strategy & execution of a European multi-family office engaging in corporate acquisitions internationally, alternative fund and real estate investments, and he was entrusted with the private office affairs of the lead family members. In close cooperation with the principals, he guided the family office successfully through the financial crisis and its aftermath.
Johannes studied Business, French and Spanish at European Business School, and he is of German origin.
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).
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).
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 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 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 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).
Sarah specializes in grid expansion and integration of renewable energies in the electricity market as well as navigating clients through the ongoing legislative procedures in the energy sector. She is a member of the Bar Association (Rechtsanwältin) in Berlin. Sarah is directly involved with a wide range of energy-related legal issues with a focus on renewable energies and infrastructure. She has also been advising the German government for many years. Before founding Schweizer Legal, Sarah served as a lawyer for one of Germany’s leading law firms specializing in energy law. Sarah worked for several years as a staff member at the German Federal Parliament, as well as for the Federal Chancellery in Berlin and the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU in Brussels.