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Adriana Guerenabarrena
Adriana was a fellow of Studienkolleg zu Berlin over 2010 – 2011. After obtaining an MPhil. in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge in 2014, she joined the Regulation Read More
Adriana Guerenabarrena

Adriana was a fellow of Studienkolleg zu Berlin over 2010 – 2011. After obtaining an MPhil. in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge in 2014, she joined the Regulation team at ScottishPower, which is part of the Iberdrola group. As Regulation Analyst, she currently focuses mostly on the CMA’s energy market investigation case, and also deals with the UK energy regulator’s (Ofgem’s) consultations, as well as consultations with other bodies.

Agne Kazlauskaite
Agne is a Project Manager at Public Investment Development Agency (VIPA), based in Vilnius and founded by Lithuanian Ministry of Finance. The agency is a financial institution working in the Read More
Agne Kazlauskaite

Agne is a Project Manager at Public Investment Development Agency (VIPA), based in Vilnius and founded by Lithuanian Ministry of Finance. The agency is a financial institution working in the field of energy efficiency and urban development with a special focus on renovation of multi-apartment and public buildings. Before joining VIPA, Agne worked in the NGO sector as well as in Lithuanian implementing agency administering funds from the EAFRD (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development). She is an alumna of Studienkolleg zu Berlin.

Alexander Busold
Alexander is a Master student of Public Policy at Hertie School of Governance and interested in energy, sustainability, market design and global governance. Parallel to his studies, he works as Read More
Alexander Busold

Alexander is a Master student of Public Policy at Hertie School of Governance and interested in energy, sustainability, market design and global governance. Parallel to his studies, he works as a freelancer for a consultancy focusing on the cleantech-sector, especially on solar, wind and energy storage. As an undergraduate at Zeppelin Universität, Alexander studied management, economics, public management, governance and sociology.

Alexander Reitzenstein
Alexander currently works as an Associate Consultant at SEEK Development, supporting clients from UN organizations, international NGOs, and the public sector. He specializes in development and climate policy, strategy, government Read More
Alexander Reitzenstein

Alexander currently works as an Associate Consultant at SEEK Development, supporting clients from UN organizations, international NGOs, and the public sector. He specializes in development and climate policy, strategy, government advocacy, and organizational change. Prior to joining SEEK, Alexander gained research and consulting experience at private and third-sector organizations, including adelphi, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Centre for Economic Performance, with tasks ranging from the analysis of transformation paths towards a green economy, to the evaluation of political processes in Germany and the EU. Alexander holds Masters’ Degrees in Public Policy from the London School of Economics and the Hertie School of Governance, where he focused on climate change, economic policy, and organizational strategy. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in political science, business, and economics from University of Munich, which included a semester abroad at American University, Washington, DC.

Alison Harding
Alison is pursuing dual Masters degrees in International Relations and Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance and the Maxwell School of Public Citizenship at Syracuse University. She is Read More
Alison Harding

Alison is pursuing dual Masters degrees in International Relations and Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance and the Maxwell School of Public Citizenship at Syracuse University. She is currently writing her thesis on peacebuilding environmental governance programs. This summer she completed an internship in the Office of the Executive Secretary at the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany where she advised her team on policy and communications strategy. She has a dual Bachelors degree in Political Science and Television & Film from Syracuse University. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Alison was a producer at CNN in Washington, DC.

Alix Auzepy
Alix is currently doing an internship at General Electric in Paris. Prior to this, she worked as a Junior Policy Advisor at Evonik Industries in Brussels and in the External Read More
Alix Auzepy

Alix is currently doing an internship at General Electric in Paris. Prior to this, she worked as a Junior Policy Advisor at Evonik Industries in Brussels and in the External Economic Policy Department of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Alix is enrolled in the MPP program at the Hertie School of Governance, where she focuses on trade and energy policy. Prior to that, she worked as an intern in various organizations in the United States, China and Switzerland. She holds a BA in Applied Political Science from the University of Freiburg and Sciences Po.

Alvaro López Guiresse
Alvaro López, BA and MA in Economics, has four years of professional experience in economic research in the financial sector, before coming to Berlin to study the MPP at Hertie Read More
Alvaro López Guiresse

Alvaro López, BA and MA in Economics, has four years of professional experience in economic research in the financial sector, before coming to Berlin to study the MPP at Hertie School of Governance (HSoG). Through his professional experience in highly regulated industries, Alvaro witnessed first-hand the influence of policy and incentives on the private sector’s decision-making process in capital allocation. To further deepen this public – private interplay, and the prominent role of Climate Finance in addressing  society’s Sustainability and Carbon targets, he enrolled at the MPP in HSoG to start a career in this arena.

Amani Joas
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Amani currently works as a project analyst for the Photovoltaic developer Gigawatt Global. Previously he worked as an energy economist at Green Budget Germany. Amani’s areas of expertise include project Read More
Amani JoasCFO

Amani currently works as a project analyst for the Photovoltaic developer Gigawatt Global. Previously he worked as an energy economist at Green Budget Germany. Amani’s areas of expertise include project finance, electricity market design, energy taxation, instruments for energy efficiency, fossil fuel subsidies and green financial reform. Amani previously gained experience at the management consultancy booz & company and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. He holds degrees with distinctions form the Hertie School of Governance, UCLA and the London School of Economics.

Ana Amazo
Ana Amazo is a consultant in the area of energy policies at Ecofys Germany. Her work focuses primarily on support schemes and auctions for renewables, as well as the communication Read More
Ana Amazo

Ana Amazo is a consultant in the area of energy policies at Ecofys Germany. Her work focuses primarily on support schemes and auctions for renewables, as well as the communication of the Energiewende. Before joining Ecofys, she worked as an external consultant with the GIZ drafting a “Guide for Policymakers” interested in implementing auctions for renewable energy. Ana did her B.A. in Government and International Relations in Colombia.

Ana Morato
Ana has worked for the last five years as an advisor at the Ministry of Economy and Finances of Uruguay, focusing on fiscal policy, including tax incentives, energy policy and Read More
Ana Morato

Ana has worked for the last five years as an advisor at the Ministry of Economy and Finances of Uruguay, focusing on fiscal policy, including tax incentives, energy policy and the role of public enterprises.
She holds a BS in economics and is currently an EMPA student at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Andreas Schneller
After Andreas gained four years of professional experience at a public service bank, he studied Political Economy at the University of Erfurt with a major in Economics. He obtained international Read More
Andreas Schneller

After Andreas gained four years of professional experience at a public service bank, he studied Political Economy at the University of Erfurt with a major in Economics. He obtained international experience with an Erasmus exchange at Vilnius University and a second semester abroad at the Charles University in Prague. Meanwhile he received a full scholarship of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation which he holds till today. He got insights in the field of energy policies at the EU Low-Carbon Policy Team at Germanwatch. Recently he graduated with an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Andreas Schröder
As Senior Analyst at E.On/Uniper Global Commodities SE, Andreas Schröder is currently working on natural gas markets. Andreas builds on a long-standing experience in energy economics with a focus on Read More
Andreas Schröder

As Senior Analyst at E.On/Uniper Global Commodities SE, Andreas Schröder is currently working on natural gas markets. Andreas builds on a long-standing experience in energy economics with a focus on quantitative market analysis. Before joining E.On in September 2015, he worked 2 ½ years at Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH in Sweden and Germany dealing with carbon markets and renewable energies as well as natural gas. Andreas defended his PhD Thesis on fundamental modelling of power markets in 2013 as part of the Graduate Center of DIW Berlin in collaboration with TU Berlin, supervised by Prof. von Hirschhausen and Prof. Kemfert. He previously obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from Vrije Univeristeit Amsterdam in 2008 where he wrote a Thesis on the EU Emission Trading System. During and after his studies he interned for half-a-year with the European Commission (DG Energy & Transport) and two months with the German Foreign Office on international climate policy topics.

Andreas Zeiselmair
Andreas works as a research associate at the Research Center for Energy Economics (http://www.ffe.de) where he focuses on sustainable and intelligent energy supply in the context of the energy transition Read More
Andreas Zeiselmair

Andreas works as a research associate at the Research Center for Energy Economics (http://www.ffe.de) where he focuses on sustainable and intelligent energy supply in the context of the energy transition (i.e., the  German Energiewende). Andreas studied Environmental Engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM) and specialized in renewable energies and hydraulics. He worked as a scientific assistant and tutor at the Chair for Hydromechanics at TUM and was involved in hydropower projects in Ecuador’s rainforest and in Cameroon. In several international projects, he worked on science-and-art projects related to environment, energy, water and low-cost construction. He is board member of the Association for International Knowledge Exchange (http://www.knowledgexchange.org), where he is involved in a water supply project on Zanzibar, Tanzania. He is co-founder of the mobile hydro initiative that aims to empower people through low-cost hydropower plants (http://www.mobilehydro.com) and co-founder of the Institute of Water and Renewable Energies (www.iwre.de).

Andrei Ilas
Andrei Ilas is an Associate Professional with the Costing Department of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). His work revolves around analyzing the global costs and performance evolution of renewable Read More
Andrei Ilas

Andrei Ilas is an Associate Professional with the Costing Department of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). His work revolves around analyzing the global costs and performance evolution of renewable energy technologies. At IRENA, Andrei co-authored two flagship publications on renewable energy technology cost evolution and outlook and contributed, with data and/or analysis, to numerous other publications among which the IEA World Energy Outlook 2016, IRENA – IEA Perspectives for the Energy Transition and REN21 – Renewables 2016 & 2017 Global Status Report. Andrei graduated from the Master of Public Policy of the Hertie School of Governance where he attended as a Future of Europe Scholarship recipient, a Master in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in his native country of Romania.

Andrej Haug
Andrej is an alumnus of the Hertie School of Governance MPP program and graduated in 2011. During and after his MPP time, he interned in several energy-related companies, among which Read More
Andrej Haug

Andrej is an alumnus of the Hertie School of Governance MPP program and graduated in 2011. During and after his MPP time, he interned in several energy-related companies, among which an oil and oil-products trader in London, a shipping broker in London, and a major gas producer in Berlin. Andrej started working in BTO, an energy-centered boutique management consultancy, where he mainly focuses on Central and Eastern European Electricity and Oil&Gas. Currently he is working as the Co-Founder and Managing Director of GD Gideon Capital Development GmbH.

Angelika Kim
Angelika Kim is a graduate of the Bremen University (2013) and an alumna of the START foundation. She spent a semester at the People’s Friendship University of Russia studying Russia’s Read More
Angelika Kim

Angelika Kim is a graduate of the Bremen University (2013) and an alumna of the START foundation. She spent a semester at the People’s Friendship University of Russia studying Russia’s External Policies and Energy Diplomacy. In her Bachelor thesis she concentrated on the Russian-German Gas Pipeline Nord Stream. She is currently gaining some work experience as an intern with the Australian Greens in Melbourne.

Anna Hoffmann
Anna Hoffmann is an MPP candidate, class 2015 at the Hertie School of Governance. She previously obtained a BA in History & Politics from the University of Oxford in 2013. Read More
Anna Hoffmann

Anna Hoffmann is an MPP candidate, class 2015 at the Hertie School of Governance. She previously obtained a BA in History & Politics from the University of Oxford in 2013. During her time there she was the President of the European Affairs Society and worked as a researcher and editor for the Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research and the think tank Avenir Suisse as well as Amnesty International. She is particularly interested in energy studies and climate change strategies with a focus on China.

Anne-Kathrin Bronsert
Anne-Kathrin Bronsert works as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Previous professional experience includes positions as a consultant at Connect Energy Economics, Berlin focusing on energy policies and as a Read More
Anne-Kathrin Bronsert

Anne-Kathrin Bronsert works as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Previous professional experience includes positions as a consultant at Connect Energy Economics, Berlin focusing on energy policies and as a trainee at the European Commission, DG CLIMA, Brussels, where she worked with the EU ETS team on the Market Stability Reserve. Anne-Kathrin holds a Ph.D. in Economics/Public Finance from LMU Munich and did her Ph.D. studies at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich. She also holds a Master in Economics from the University of Cologne and a degree Business Journalism from the Cologne School of Journalism, Cologne. She also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Annkathrin Rabe
Annkathrin Rabe is a board member of the Hertie Energy and Environment Network since its foundation in 2013. In her professional life, she is working as a Market Analyst at Read More
Annkathrin Rabe

Annkathrin Rabe is a board member of the Hertie Energy and Environment Network since its foundation in 2013. In her professional life, she is working as a Market Analyst at innogy SE in Commercial Development within the Renewables division. In her role, she is responsible for market and competitor analyses of new and existing innogy markets. Before she has worked at Accenture GmbH as a Management Consultant within the utilities business. Regularly, she is working as Media Manager at the annual conferences of the World Economic Forum in Davos. She holds an MPP from Hertie School of Governance and a Bachelor or Arts in European Studies from Maastricht University. Annkathrin is an Alumna of the German national merit foundation.

Antonio Smith Bravo
Antonio Smith Bravo is a Master of Public Policy student at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, who will graduate in May 2014. He joined the program after completing Read More
Antonio Smith Bravo

Antonio Smith Bravo is a Master of Public Policy student at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, who will graduate in May 2014. He joined the program after completing a Master of Science in Economics and Finance at the Center of Financial and Monetary Studies of the Bank of Spain, and a Bachelor’s Degree Economics in Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela). He concerns himself currently with economic policy, development, energy and international political economy.

Anurag Yalamanchili
Anurag is working as a Graduate Analyst in Short Term Trading at Uniper Global Commodities SE. Prior to this he worked as a Portfolio Manager for flexibility and Virtual Power Read More
Anurag Yalamanchili

Anurag is working as a Graduate Analyst in Short Term Trading at Uniper Global Commodities SE. Prior to this he worked as a Portfolio Manager for flexibility and Virtual Power Plants at E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH. Other experiences include innovation management and renewable energy market analysis at Uniper SE, and as Batteries performance research at Scania CV AB. He holds an MSc in Energy Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, an MSc in Sustainable Energy Techologies from Uppsala University and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leicester. Anurag is a member of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, InnoEnergy Community.

Björn Verse
Björn currently works as European Energy Policy Advisor at 50Hertz Transmission, the German electricity transmission system operator responsible for the high-voltage grid throughout the Northern and Eastern part of Germany. Read More
Björn Verse

Björn currently works as European Energy Policy Advisor at 50Hertz Transmission, the German electricity transmission system operator responsible for the high-voltage grid throughout the Northern and Eastern part of Germany. He consults on German and European energy policy issues such as the EU Energy Union and regional cooperation. Björn previously worked as European Regulatory Affairs Advisor at 50Hertz Transmission, advising on policies and regulation by ACER, the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. Björn studied public policy and economics focusing on energy, infrastructure, and climate issues at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Sciences Po Paris, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Carlos Salgado
Carlos obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and earned his Master of Science in Economics and Regulation of Public Services from the Read More
Carlos Salgado

Carlos obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and earned his Master of Science in Economics and Regulation of Public Services from the University of Barcelona with a concentration in Energy. He is currently enrolled on the EMPM at Hertie. He has worked in transportation, energy, investment and planning sectors for the municipality of Belo Horizonte, the state of Minas Gerais, Queiroz Galvao, PETROBRAS and INDG. He served as Regional Climate Investment Specialist at UNDP LAC from 2008 to 2014.

Carlotta Piantieri
Carlotta Piantieri is Dual Master’s degree student between Bocconi University in Milan and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She is 22 years old and holds a Bachelor of Read More
Carlotta Piantieri

Carlotta Piantieri is Dual Master’s degree student between Bocconi University in Milan and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She is 22 years old and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Bocconi University.
At the Hertie School she is studying Public Policy Analysis, with a focus on sustainability and energy, while at Bocconi University she studied Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations.

During her BSc she has also studied for a semester at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. She has collaborated to a research project on good governance, which is being carried out by the Department of Politics of the New York University (NYU). Prior to this, as AIESEC Milano legal manager she has controlled the finances and the contracts of the Association.

Given her expertise on finance and climate policies, her professional experience continues as intern for the Deutsche Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BUMB) in the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) in Berlin.

Carol Inoue Dick
Carol currently works with markets and energy trading at Vattenfall. Her previous experience includes the Deutsche Energie-Agentur/Start Up Energy Transition, and the banking and energy/waste sectors in Brazil, with focus Read More
Carol Inoue Dick

Carol currently works with markets and energy trading at Vattenfall. Her previous experience includes the Deutsche Energie-Agentur/Start Up Energy Transition, and the banking and energy/waste sectors in Brazil, with focus on risk management, feasibility studies and investment decisions. She holds a Master in Finance and Business Economics and is working on her thesis for the MBA Energy Management at TU Berlin.

Carolin Reiner
Carolin Reiner is an MPP Candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. Her interests lie in the areas of energy and climate change economics, as well as relevant applications from Read More
Carolin Reiner

Carolin Reiner is an MPP Candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. Her interests lie in the areas of energy and climate change economics, as well as relevant applications from behavioral economics to those policy areas. She is a Research Assistant at the Hertie School of Governance for the chair of Energy and Infrastructure. Carolin holds a Bachelor in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris. Her previous work experience include KPMG and the European Central Bank.

Chris Kardish
Chris is an Associate Analyst at SEEK Development, where his work has focused on energy R&D, energy development aid, and climate finance. He previously worked for the consultancy adelphi and Read More
Chris Kardish

Chris is an Associate Analyst at SEEK Development, where his work has focused on energy R&D, energy development aid, and climate finance. He previously worked for the consultancy adelphi and as a visiting researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. He finishes a Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in May 2017.

Christian Koehler
Christian Koehler graduated in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inf.) at the Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, in 2006. In 2010 he received his PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, Read More
Christian Koehler

Christian Koehler graduated in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inf.) at the Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, in 2006. In 2010 he received his PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in cooperation with the Infineon Technologies AG. Currently he holds a position as researcher and scientific coordinator at the University of Siegen, Germany. Christian Koehler is cofounder of the Venios GmbH which develops IT solutions to overcome the power grid infrastructure challenges originating from the feed-in of renewable energy.

Christina Eilers
Diplom Geographer. Studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main.
Christina Eilers

Diplom Geographer. Studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main.

Christopher Norman
Chris graduated in the first inaugural class ofthe Masters of International Affairs at the Hertie School of Governance. As a student he was also policy analyst for policylead.eu, focusing on Read More
Christopher Norman

Chris graduated in the first inaugural class ofthe Masters of International Affairs at the Hertie School of Governance. As a student he was also policy analyst for policylead.eu, focusing on the energy sector. Prior to Hertie, Chris taught high school economics and US government in Memphis, Tennessee.

Chrysanthos Vlamis
Political scientist, alumnus of Studienkolleg zu Berlin (2008/09) and Project Coordinator at the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Greece. Work experience as EU-Affairs Associate in Brussels, Scientific Associate at Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Greece, International Transports Trade Read More
Chrysanthos Vlamis

Political scientist, alumnus of Studienkolleg zu Berlin (2008/09) and Project Coordinator at the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Greece. Work experience as EU-Affairs Associate in Brussels, Scientific Associate at Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Greece, International Transports Trade Union and with Greek-German municipal authorities. Interested into sustainable energy economics in relation to geopolitics and socio-political transformations as well as integration of renewable energy sources. Recently submitted Master thesis on “Energy Policies in Greece”.

Claudia Sölken
Claudia Astrid Sölken is a parliamentary assistant at the German Bundestag working on issues concerning the energy and economic affairs committee. Foci of her work include renewable energies, emobility, low Read More
Claudia Sölken

Claudia Astrid Sölken is a parliamentary assistant at the German Bundestag working on issues concerning the energy and economic affairs committee. Foci of her work include renewable energies, emobility, low carbon mobility strategies, the German Energiewende, industrial and labor policy. Previously, she worked for a company in the realm of strategic research, focusing on government reforms and as a strategy consultant in Brussels and Berlin. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Maastricht University and a Masters from the Catholic University of Leuven and the Hertie School of Governance respectively.

Constanze Adolf
Constanze has more than 10 years of energy and climate policy experience in Brussel and holds a PhD on informal decision making processes in the European Parliament. She set up Read More
Constanze Adolf

Constanze has more than 10 years of energy and climate policy experience in Brussel and holds a PhD on informal decision making processes in the European Parliament.

She set up the Brussels office of Green Budget Europe (GBE), a unique Europe-wide expert platform and provided tailored analysis and financial strategies to the EU institutions, Member States and a wide network of key stakeholders by promoting Environmental Fiscal Reform, i.e. working towards enhancing the energy transition by raising awareness that misaligned fiscal policy leads to false price signals which incentivise pollution, inefficient resource use and the erosion of natural capital.

Constanze is also the co-founder of a European think tank on sustainable development as well as a guest lecturer at several universities in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. She has published a wide range of scientific and policy papers on sustainable finance and environmental economics, smart budgeting, circular economy and good governance.

Corina Murafa
Corina Murafa is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2011), an alumna of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin, and currently a freelance energy consultant, working with international organisations and Read More
Corina Murafa

Corina Murafa is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2011), an alumna of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin, and currently a freelance energy consultant, working with international organisations and think tanks. In 2016 she worked as consultant on European affairs and corporate governance for the State Secretary on Energy and for the Finance Ministry. Between 2014 and 2016 she worked as a World Bank energy expert, permanently stationed in the Delivery Unit of Romania’s Prime Minister.

Between 2011 and 2014 she worked as a Regulatory and Public Affairs Expert for OMV Petrom, the largest integrated oil and gas company in South – Eastern Europe, having had previous stints with Deloitte and UNDP. In the past, Corina coordinated research projects on service delivery and the public policy cycle for the Romanian Academic Society. She is also civically engaged, as an associate fellow to the Aspen Institute Romania.

Csaba Krümmer
Csaba Krümmer is completing his first semester of a civil engineering master’s programme at TU München, after  completing his bachelor studies earlier this year. Csaba was vice president at the Read More
Csaba Krümmer

Csaba Krümmer is completing his first semester of a civil engineering master’s programme at TU München, after  completing his bachelor studies earlier this year. Csaba was vice president at the student entrepreneurial association called STARTmunich at the TU München from July 2012 to July 2013, and a board member at Gründermagnet, the umbrella organization for student entrepreneurs, from October 2013 to October 2014. Csaba’s studies focus on renewable energy technologies, energy economy and building physics. He is interested in ornithology and chess.

Daniel von der Heide
Daniel von der Heide is a graduate of the University of Leipzig in Political Science and History (2011). He is now working as an authorised signatory for Biomare, a company Read More
Daniel von der Heide

Daniel von der Heide is a graduate of the University of Leipzig in Political Science and History (2011). He is now working as an authorised signatory for Biomare, a company running two organic food supermarkets in Leipzig. Previously he worked for the Green Party in Leipzig. During his studies he attended internships in Gdansk and Brussels and worked, amongst others, for the Hertie Foundation. He is a member of the Green Party in Germany and is running as a candidate for the local parliament in Leipzig.

Daniela Russ
Daniela Russ
Detre Teschner
Detre Teschner graduated in Veszprem (Hungary) as a chemical engineer in 1997. After his PhD study at the Institute of Isotopes (Budapest) he obtained his PhD degree in Material Sciences Read More
Detre Teschner

Detre Teschner graduated in Veszprem (Hungary) as a chemical engineer in 1997. After his PhD study at the Institute of Isotopes (Budapest) he obtained his PhD degree in Material Sciences and Technologies in 2001. He received the Roman-Herzog Grant sponsored by the Hertie Foundation in 2002 and moved to Berlin by joining the Fritz-Haber Institute. Since then, he is a scientist in Berlin coordinating research projects in the field of heterogeneous and electro-catalysis. Up to date he is an author of nearly 100 research papers and 4 book chapters.

Dina Löper
Dina is working as a Manager in the Strategy Consulting Department of Creara Energy Experts in Madrid (pre-merger Eclareon Madrid). Previously to joining Creara, she worked as an Analyst at Read More
Dina Löper

Dina is working as a Manager in the Strategy Consulting Department of Creara Energy Experts in Madrid (pre-merger Eclareon Madrid). Previously to joining Creara, she worked as an Analyst at Idom Consulting, participating among others in projects in the renewable energy sector. Dina has gained over 8 years of consulting experience focussing mainly on the areas of renewable energies, energy efficiency, and smart grids. The projects in these areas have covered European, North and Latin American, and Asian markets. Dina holds a MSc and Diplôme Grand École of ESCP Europe, having studied in London, Madrid and Paris and completing internships with Akzo Nobel, Arthur D. Little, and GdF Suez. Previously to attending the Master Program, she studied at the Universiteit Maastricht and Universidad Carlos III (Madrid).

Ehren Fordyce
Ehren Fordyce has a Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama Arts from Columbia University. He has taught topics related to performance at Stanford University and the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Currently he Read More
Ehren Fordyce

Ehren Fordyce has a Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama Arts from Columbia University. He has taught topics related to performance at Stanford University and the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Currently he is completing a MPP at the Hertie School of Governance. During his time at Hertie, he interned at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment in a department related to system integration of renewable energy, and he is now finishing his thesis on assessing the sustainability of crowd investing for clean energy.

Emma Krause
Emma Krause is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. As a part of the program, she has taken a one-year leave Read More
Emma Krause

Emma Krause is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. As a part of the program, she has taken a one-year leave of absence to work full-time at IFOK GmbH, a market leading international consultancy shaping policy and sustainability change processes through dialogue. Prior to coming to Berlin, she worked for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources on solar PV policy, renewable energy financing, and municipal sustainability. She has also worked for former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s political committees and on the 2012 Obama Campaign. A proud dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, she obtained her Bachelor’s in Communications and Political Science from Emerson College in Boston and was born in raised in Toronto, Canada. To learn more about Emma, take a look at her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-krause-1246462b/

Felicitas Schuldes
Felicitas graduated from the MPP in 2013, specializing in climate change policy. Relevant professional experience includes her Professional Year at GIZ in Mexico City, where she worked in a project Read More
Felicitas Schuldes

Felicitas graduated from the MPP in 2013, specializing in climate change policy. Relevant professional experience includes her Professional Year at GIZ in Mexico City, where she worked in a project on renewable energy in cooperation with UNEP. She also did an internship at the Institute for European Politics in Berlin, where she was researching the European Energy Strategy.

 

Franziska Otte
Franziska is a government councillor at the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) where she is working on international and environmental aspects of Read More
Franziska Otte

Franziska is a government councillor at the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) where she is working on international and environmental aspects of disaster control and relief management. In this position, her focus areas are nuclear security, climate change, the protection of critical infrastructures as well as the bilateral relations to the Netherlands and Belgium and the Benelux Union. She is also part of the crisis management group of the federal state government.

Previously, Franziska was an Administration Trainee in NRW with assignments inter alia at the NRW Representation to the EU in Brussels, GIZ in Cairo and the District Council in Arnsberg. Prior to that she interned at the German Ministry for the Environment, the German Chamber of Commerce in Morocco as well as in private-sector companies. Franziska is a graduate of the Hertie School’s MPP (2013) and holds a German-French B.A. in international management.

Gabor Hizsak
Gabor Hizsak is a member of the Hertie Alumni (KAFKA Scholarship – 2006). Gabor received his degrees in Business Administration at the Corvinus Univ. of Budapest and at the Univ. Read More
Gabor Hizsak

Gabor Hizsak is a member of the Hertie Alumni (KAFKA Scholarship – 2006). Gabor received his degrees in Business Administration at the Corvinus Univ. of Budapest and at the Univ. of Passau. He is working as a business and IT consultant currently in a project manager role. Gabor has experience in a field of renewable geothermal energy, and green field geothermal energy power plant projects.

Gaurav Monga
Gaurav Monga is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (MPA) and Columbia University (MPA). He has also studied at Imperial College London and LSE. He most recently worked Read More
Gaurav Monga

Gaurav Monga is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (MPA) and Columbia University (MPA). He has also studied at Imperial College London and LSE. He most recently worked with the OPEC Fund for Development (OFID) in Vienna, Austria within its energy portfolio and researched for its energy poverty program. Prior to this, he has worked at Fichtner Consultancy, IAEA and the World Bank. He is interested in climate finance, climate adaptation and the CDM.

Gina Gabriela Bumbu
Gabriela Bumbu is an alumna of the Roman Herzog program. She graduated Gh. Asachi Technical University, Iasi, Romania and University of Louisville, USA. Firstly Gabriela pursued an academic career obtaining Read More
Gina Gabriela Bumbu

Gabriela Bumbu is an alumna of the Roman Herzog program. She graduated Gh. Asachi Technical University, Iasi, Romania and University of Louisville, USA. Firstly Gabriela pursued an academic career obtaining her doctor degree at the Romanian Academy of Science; continued with postdoctoral studies in Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Germany and TU/e Netherlands. From 2006 she has been working as R&D project leader firstly for Huntsman AdMat, Basel and presently for Würth Group, developing materials for theconstruction market.

Godefroy Grosjean
Godefroy works at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Godefroy’s research addresses the reform of the EU ETS. It has focused so far on the concept of delegation Read More
Godefroy Grosjean

Godefroy works at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Godefroy’s research addresses the reform of the EU ETS. It has focused so far on the concept of delegation in the EU ETS. In addition, Godefroy is interested in potential expansion of the trading scheme, both sectorally and geographically. Godefroy holds a dual degree Master of Public Administration/Public Policy (London School of Economics and Hertie School of Governance) and an M.Sc. in Economics (Maastricht University).

Hannah Schindler
Hannah Schindler is a junior manager for corporate and institutional partnerships at ACF International. Before, she worked as a project assistant in the field of international climate and energy policy Read More
Hannah Schindler

Hannah Schindler is a junior manager for corporate and institutional partnerships at ACF International. Before, she worked as a project assistant in the field of international climate and energy policy as well as sustainable urban development at the think tank adelphi. In her master thesis, she investigated the national and international discourses on climate change of the South African government. Hannah Schindler holds a MA in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt.

Hendrik Zimmermann
Hendrik Zimmermann is a graduate of the University of Bath, Charles University Prague and Freie Universtität Berlin and alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). He Read More
Hendrik Zimmermann

Hendrik Zimmermann is a graduate of the University of Bath, Charles University Prague and Freie Universtität Berlin and alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). He is now working in Berlin as Policy Officer for Energy Transitions and Business Cases for Germanwatch e.V., an environmental and development NGO. He is coordinating research projects on obstacles to energy transitions, their possible overcomings as well as the development of new business cases via expectation coordination.

Hussam Hussein
Hussam is an alumnus of the European Delegation to HPAIR. Working experience from the European Parliament, the Italian Embassy in Amman, NGOs, and the London Middle East Institute, Hussam has Read More
Hussam Hussein

Hussam is an alumnus of the European Delegation to HPAIR. Working experience from the European Parliament, the Italian Embassy in Amman, NGOs, and the London Middle East Institute, Hussam has also worked for the World Bank, in 2011 and 2012. After his studies in international relations at the University of Trieste (Gorizia), at SOAS, and at the College of Europe, Hussam is currently a PhD student at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, focusing on transboundary water governance and climate change discourses in the Lower Jordan Basin

Ida Girke
Ida, Magister in Philologie and Master of Business Administrations(ESCP Europe ) is a Management Consultant and Executive Coach with 17 years of job experience including 12 years in the energy Read More
Ida Girke

Ida, Magister in Philologie and Master of Business Administrations(ESCP Europe ) is a Management Consultant and Executive Coach with 17 years of job experience including 12 years in the energy sector,acting 6 years in leading positions of a medium sized IT–consulting company for the energy sector.As qualified energy manager(graduate of the RWHT Aachen – certified project manager GPM IPMA) she participates and leads different projects for utilities companies in Germany and Slovak Republic (E.ON BS, RWE, Mainova, EnBW etc). Focus of activity: project management, elaborating of expert concepts and IT concepts.

Inese Zepa
Inese is currently with the Latvian representation to the WTO in Geneva, where she is not only coordinating the first Latvian presidency of the Council of the EU, but is Read More
Inese Zepa

Inese is currently with the Latvian representation to the WTO in Geneva, where she is not only coordinating the first Latvian presidency of the Council of the EU, but is also actively following the negotiations in the run-up to the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi. Inese holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, where she focused on global political economy and researched the political economy of European energy security. Before, she studied international relations at LSE, gained diplomatic experience in Moscow and at the UN in NYC, and led various initiatives in London with respect to the Baltic states.

Ivan Capriles
Ivan Capriles is a Research Fellow on International Rule of Law at the Robert Bosch Academy and a doctoral candidate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, researching on national oil companies. He Read More
Ivan Capriles

Ivan Capriles is a Research Fellow on International Rule of Law at the Robert Bosch Academy and a doctoral candidate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, researching on national oil companies. He has gained energy-related experience at the Venezuelan Embassy in Saudi Arabia, the Venezuelan oil ministry, an oil refinery in Venezuela and a gas pipeline operator in Colombia. He has obtained further experiences on topics such as post-tsunami reconstruction, fragile states and strategic planning. Other interest areas include futures studies and digitalization. He recently worked as rapporteur at the Salzburg Global Seminar´s Session on LGBT Rights.

Jacek Mazurkiewicz
Jacek Mazurkiewicz works as assistant to the Head of Public Affairs and Member of the Supervisory Board at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in Karlsruhe dealing mainly with issues on renewable Read More
Jacek Mazurkiewicz

Jacek Mazurkiewicz works as assistant to the Head of Public Affairs and Member of the Supervisory Board at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in Karlsruhe dealing mainly with issues on renewable energies, conventional power plants and nuclear energy. He is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2009).

Jan Prusa
Jan Prusa is a graduate of the Kafka programme (2007). He is an analyst for mergers and acquisitions in the Raiffeisen banking group, specialising in energy markets. Previously he worked Read More
Jan Prusa

Jan Prusa is a graduate of the Kafka programme (2007). He is an analyst for mergers and acquisitions in the Raiffeisen banking group, specialising in energy markets. Previously he worked for RWE in the natural gas wholesale department. Jan studied economics at Cambridge University (M.Phil.) and at Charles University in Prague (Ph.D.). He gathered international experience during work in Germany and Kazakhstan and at several academic conferences. As part of his civic activities, Jan recently co-authored a study on corruption.

Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert will graduate from the Hertie School of Governance in 2014 and is currently writing his master thesis on the use of LNG in the German shipping sector. He Read More
Jan Schubert

Jan Schubert will graduate from the Hertie School of Governance in 2014 and is currently writing his master thesis on the use of LNG in the German shipping sector. He is working part-time for KPMG Public Sector Consulting in Berlin on energy and infrastructure projects. In the past, Jan has worked as a Public Affairs Consultant for FleishmanHillard, advising oil and gas companies, such as ExxonMobil and Primagas. Furthermore, he has worked for adelphi consult & research on renewable energies and climate change mitigation projects.

Jannic Horne
Jannic Horne will graduate from the Hertie School of Governance in summer 2014 with a concentration in public management. Previously, he studied Geography and Environmental Sciences in Germany and France Read More
Jannic Horne

Jannic Horne will graduate from the Hertie School of Governance in summer 2014 with a concentration in public management. Previously, he studied Geography and Environmental Sciences in Germany and France giving him a strong background in sustainability. This explains his interest in energy policy, infrastructure planning and sustainable business as well as international cooperation and global governance. On these issues he gathered practical experience in internships at SWP, DIW, at GIZ India and during and a voluntary service in Uganda.

Jasmin Cantzler
Jasmin Cantzler works as a climate policy analyst at Climate Analytics, working primarily on the Climate Action Tracker, analysing the impact of current policies, pledges, targets and INDCs on national Read More
Jasmin Cantzler

Jasmin Cantzler works as a climate policy analyst at Climate Analytics, working primarily on the Climate Action Tracker, analysing the impact of current policies, pledges, targets and INDCs on national emissions. Prior to joining Climate Analytics, Jasmin worked as an intern and student assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and as an intern at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Jasmin earned a BA from Leiden University College The Hague, majoring in Governance with a minor in Business and Entrepreneurship. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy, specialising in Policy Analysis, from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Jekaterina Grigorjeva
Jekaterina is a Research Assistant in Energy Policy at Jacques Delors Institut-Berlin and a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. Before starting her master’s, Jekaterina Read More
Jekaterina Grigorjeva

Jekaterina is a Research Assistant in Energy Policy at Jacques Delors Institut-Berlin and a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. Before starting her master’s, Jekaterina was a participant in the International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag. She gained her experience in the energy sector while working for different subsidiaries of E.ON SE, including E.ON Connecting Energies, where Jekaterina worked on an M&A project, and E.ON Representative Office in Berlin, where she completed an internship in Market Design and Policy Analysis.

 

Johannes Erhard
Johannes Erhard is an alumnus of the HSOG (Class 2012). He is now working as program officer in the climate protection and energy policy team at WWF Germany. As part Read More
Johannes Erhard

Johannes Erhard is an alumnus of the HSOG (Class 2012). He is now working as program officer in the climate protection and energy policy team at WWF Germany. As part of his work, he coordinates the development of a mobility and climate protection strategy for the German transport sector in a project with other NGOs. Previous to his job at WWF he gained experience working for a sustainability consultancy and an automotive company.

Johannes Haenicke
Johannes Haenicke is a Dual Degree Graduate of the Hertie School of Governance and Sciences Po Paris (2011). He now works as a parliamentary assistant of Herbert Reul MEP, Chairman Read More
Johannes Haenicke

Johannes Haenicke is a Dual Degree Graduate of the Hertie School of Governance and Sciences Po Paris (2011). He now works as a parliamentary assistant of Herbert Reul MEP, Chairman of the CDU/CSU-Delegation in the European Parliament, focusing mostly on energy, climate and industry policy. In the past, Johannes has worked for the German Ministry of Health in Berlin and for another Member of the European Parliament in Brussels.

Jonna Meyer-Spasche
Jonna was member of the first Master of Public Policy class (2007) at HSoG, with her second year spent in London at the LSE partner programme MPA. Since graduation, she Read More
Jonna Meyer-Spasche

Jonna was member of the first Master of Public Policy class (2007) at HSoG, with her second year spent in London at the LSE partner programme MPA. Since graduation, she has been working as a management consultant at LBD, a Berlin-based consultancy focused on the German energy sector. For clients such as municipal utilities, system operators, service providers, or the federal regulatory authority, she has been working on management strategies, business concepts, evaluating regulatory and market developments, and writing expert reports.

José A. Quintanilla
José is an MPP student from Mexico who is interested in renewable energies, especially solar. He has worked in the Department of Energy, Climate and Transportation at DIW Berlin; as Read More
José A. Quintanilla

José is an MPP student from Mexico who is interested in renewable energies, especially solar. He has worked in the Department of Energy, Climate and Transportation at DIW Berlin; as a political consultant for oil companies in Mexico; and as a legislative advisor for Mexican political parties when drafting energy laws.

Jose Campos
Studying “Business and Sustainable Development’ during Jose’s exchange program in Canada was a turning point in his career. It began to shape the way he understands the complexities of the Read More
Jose Campos

Studying “Business and Sustainable Development’ during Jose’s exchange program in Canada was a turning point in his career. It began to shape the way he understands the complexities of the times we live in. The message that got stuck in his mind was simple: the ‘Business As Usual’ of today will not resist and the transition towards a low emissions economy will be the largest challenge humanity has ever faced. Believing that an immediate transformation is crucial is one of the reasons why he is currently enrolled in a Master in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, specializing in climate economics and energy policy. His motivation to apply to this workshop is to foster his knowledge and network in the field, especially to take advantage of the expertise created by Germany, one of the world leaders in the transition towards a zero carbon economy.

Juan Sebastián Barreto
Juan Sebastián Barreto is MPP candidate (2015) of the Hertie School of Governance. He holds a Master of Political Science (2012) and a bachelor degree in Political Science (2011) from Read More
Juan Sebastián Barreto

Juan Sebastián Barreto is MPP candidate (2015) of the Hertie School of Governance. He holds a Master of Political Science (2012) and a bachelor degree in Political Science (2011) from the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia. In the past, Juan worked as environmental and social consultant and researched topics regarding environmental protection in his country of origin. His academic interests are urban environmental policy, municipal adaptation strategies to climate change and disaster risk reduction.

Julia Kropeit
Julia Kropeit is a Dual-Degree graduate of LSE and Hertie School of Governance (2013). Starting April 2014, she will work as Research Analyst for Public and General Management with McKinsey Read More
Julia Kropeit

Julia Kropeit is a Dual-Degree graduate of LSE and Hertie School of Governance (2013). Starting April 2014, she will work as Research Analyst for Public and General Management with McKinsey in Germany. Before, she completed the European Commission’s traineeship in the DG Research and Innovation. Throughout her studies, energy policy and the challenges associated with Germany’s “Energiewende” have fascinated her. As Research Associate to Prof. Wegrich, she analyzed energy-related governance innovations, including “Smart Grids” and CO2-markets.

Julia Nickel
Julia Nickel is a bid manager at Veolia Verkehr in Berlin, a company providing private regional rail operations in Germany. Her work includes the forecasting of energy consumption and cost, Read More
Julia Nickel

Julia Nickel is a bid manager at Veolia Verkehr in Berlin, a company providing private regional rail operations in Germany. Her work includes the forecasting of energy consumption and cost, along with other cost elements of rail operations. Previously, she worked in strategy at Bombardier Transportation and McKinsey&Company. Julia studied at the Massachussets Institute of Technology and the University of Karlsruhe, graduating with Master’s degrees in Systems Engineering and Political Science from MIT.

Julian Herwig
A graduate of the Hertie School’s MPP program, Julian currently works as policy advisor at the Brussels EU Representation of the Volkswagen Group. In this capacity, he mainly focuses on Read More
Julian Herwig

A graduate of the Hertie School’s MPP program, Julian currently works as policy advisor at the Brussels EU Representation of the Volkswagen Group. In this capacity, he mainly focuses on energy, environment and technical issues. These include, among others, the establishment of an EU Energy Union, the deployment of an alternative fuels infrastructure across the EU and different regulatory initiatives. His previous work experience comprises international relations, development cooperation and public affairs. In 2012, he co-organized and moderated a panel discussion on energy efficiency in transport at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin.

Kalterina Shulla
Kalterina Shulla has completed an Executive Master in Public Administration (2012-2014) in Hertie School of Governance and a Msc in Urban Environmental Management, in Wageningen University. Kalterina currently works as Read More
Kalterina Shulla

Kalterina Shulla has completed an Executive Master in Public Administration (2012-2014) in Hertie School of Governance and a Msc in Urban Environmental Management, in Wageningen University. Kalterina currently works as an expert in urban planning in Ministry of Urban Development in Albania. Since 2012 she has established and coordinates the network of RCE middle Albania, Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, part of global network of 136 RCE-s, established to translate UN Sustainable Development Goals  to local communities, through Education for Sustainable Development.

Karina Campos
Karina is a graduate of the Hertie School (2013) where she focused on quantitative analysis and political economy. She studied Environmental Engineering and worked at the Inter-American Development Bank following Read More
Karina Campos

Karina is a graduate of the Hertie School (2013) where she focused on quantitative analysis and political economy. She studied Environmental Engineering and worked at the Inter-American Development Bank following a 1.000 M portfolio. Currently she is working for the government as a technical coordinator executing a 75 M project financed by IDB and the World Bank which aims at improving solid waste management in Argentina. Karina has the capacity to address environmental issues taking into account also political, economic and social factors.

Katelyn Margerm
Katelyn Margerm is a Master Candidate at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy. Currently, she is on exchange at the Hertie School of Governance. Her academic and professional Read More
Katelyn Margerm

Katelyn Margerm is a Master Candidate at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy. Currently, she is on exchange at the Hertie School of Governance. Her academic and professional interests include energy conservation program delivery, renewable energy policy, and community energy planning. Katelyn is a civil engineering graduate and has worked as a green building consultant, a researcher at an urban focused think tank, and a policy analyst at the Government of Ontario.

Laura Roman
Laura Roman is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2011). She is working in Brussels as a consultant with Technopolis Group, analysing public policies and programmes in support Read More
Laura Roman

Laura Roman is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2011). She is working in Brussels as a consultant with Technopolis Group, analysing public policies and programmes in support of innovation and sustainable growth at European, international or regional level. Previously, Laura was a trainee with the Regional Policy DG of the European Commission, promoting innovation and green growth through European funds. She is currently also involved in project development with the Romanian Centre for Innovation in Local Development.

Lisa Marie Gimsa
Lisa Marie Gimsa graduated from the Hertie School of Governance in 2012, following her undergraduate studies at the University of Essex and the Université Paris II. She currently manages a Read More
Lisa Marie Gimsa

Lisa Marie Gimsa graduated from the Hertie School of Governance in 2012, following her undergraduate studies at the University of Essex and the Université Paris II. She currently manages a pilot project of an innovative wave power plant. In her work, she focuses on promoting technologies utilizing water energy in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Previously, she worked at the Federal Ministry of Finance, the American Academy in Berlin and the German Marshall Fund. Lisa is also active in the German chapter of Women in International Security.

Luca Vanzini
Luca Vanzini is a Risk Management Analyst at Finance in Motion GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany), an alternative asset manager specialised in development finance (SMEs, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Agriforestry). Read More
Luca Vanzini

Luca Vanzini is a Risk Management Analyst at Finance in Motion GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany), an alternative asset manager specialised in development finance (SMEs, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Agriforestry). Previously Luca worked in microfinance asset manager and at the FS-UNEP Centre, a consulting company for climate and renewable energy finance. Luca studied at LUISS University (Rome, Italy), Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany). In his free time he is part of the European Delegation to the Harvard Project for Asian & International Relations.

Lukas Barth
Lukas is a PhD student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, working in the field of Energy Informatics. His research focuses on algorithmic questions arising in the organization of Smart Read More
Lukas Barth

Lukas is a PhD student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, working in the field of Energy Informatics. His research focuses on algorithmic questions arising in the organization of Smart Grids and the coordination of demand response within those grids. He is part of a DFG Research Training Group with the topic “Energy Status Data”. In 2006, he won the federal “Jugend debattiert” contest.

Lukas Fesenfeld
Lukas Fesenfeld studied at the Hertie School of Governance and is alumnus of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin. He founded the Green Office Maastricht and the Green Office at the Hertie Read More
Lukas Fesenfeld

Lukas Fesenfeld studied at the Hertie School of Governance and is alumnus of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin. He founded the Green Office Maastricht and the Green Office at the Hertie School of Governance. Moreover, he works as a researcher at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He is founding member of the Initative “NAHhaft-natürlich nachhaltig” which aims to increase the share of organic, regional and seasonal food in public cantines. Previously he worked for the GLS Bank – the worldwide first sustainable bank.

Lukas Schmid
Lukas Schmid is a Research Analyst at adelphi, Berlin with a focus on European and international energy, climate, and environmental policy. Primary foci of his work include sustainable development and Read More
Lukas Schmid

Lukas Schmid is a Research Analyst at adelphi, Berlin with a focus on European and international energy, climate, and environmental policy. Primary foci of his work include sustainable development and the Post-2015 Agenda, sustainable urban management (Smart Cities), and climate engineering. Lukas began his career with the European Union. Previously, he worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and KPMG. He is a graduate with distinction from Hertie School of Governance and Duke University.

Lukas Schmidt
Lukas is a Research Analyst at adelphi Consult, Berlin in the areas of energy, innovative technologies and ICT, transport policy and modern infrastructure, and climate policy. In his position he Read More
Lukas Schmidt

Lukas is a Research Analyst at adelphi Consult, Berlin in the areas of energy, innovative technologies and ICT, transport policy and modern infrastructure, and climate policy. In his position he provides strategic advice to German federal ministries, the European Commission, and corporations. Lukas began his career with the European Union. Previously he worked at KPMG, the German Bundestag, and in German federal administration. An alumnus of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Lukas graduated with distinction from Hertie School of Governance and Duke University.

Marissa Santikarn
Marissa Santikarn is a project associate at the International Carbon Action Program (ICAP), a government network for the exchange of experiences in the building and development of emissions trading systems. Read More
Marissa Santikarn

Marissa Santikarn is a project associate at the International Carbon Action Program (ICAP), a government network for the exchange of experiences in the building and development of emissions trading systems. She has experience working in environmental law, as well as in climate change projects in Thailand and Australia. Marissa Santikarn gained her MPP from the Hertie School and wrote her thesis on linking the EU and Californian emissions trading systems. She received her LLB and BA from the University of Melbourne.

Mariza Montes de Oca-León
Mariza is a Research Assistant at adelphi, Berlin, where she does policy-oriented research for Climate Change mitigation and adaptation. Before, she worked at Centro Mario Molina (Mexico City), in the Read More
Mariza Montes de Oca-León

Mariza is a Research Assistant at adelphi, Berlin, where she does policy-oriented research for Climate Change mitigation and adaptation. Before, she worked at Centro Mario Molina (Mexico City), in the team that designed the Mexican CO2 tax; and at the National Institute of Ecology, the research branch of the Mexican Environment Ministry. She won the first place in Banamex Economics Award in 2012 for her B.A. thesis, which studied the demand for gasoline consumption in Mexico and alternative policies to phase out the environmentally harmful gasoline subsidy. Mariza is currently a first year MPP student at the Hertie School of Governance.

Markus Leick
Markus is Policy Officer for Foreign Energy Policy Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Previously, he worked as GIZ consultant in Kosovo on waste management and energy efficiency Read More
Markus Leick

Markus is Policy Officer for Foreign Energy Policy Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Previously, he worked as GIZ consultant in Kosovo on waste management and energy efficiency and for the consultancy ClimatePartner in the field of corporate emission reductions in Munich.

Markus studied Political Science (BA, FU Berlin) and Public Policy at the Hertie School and the Graduate Institute Geneva, graduating with the MPP Class of 2012.

Matthias Helf
Matthias Helf is a public policy graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2014). In his previous studies he obtained an undergraduate degree in International Business from Maastricht University in Read More
Matthias Helf

Matthias Helf is a public policy graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2014). In his previous studies he obtained an undergraduate degree in International Business from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Having lived for longer periods of time in Chile and China, he has become particularly aware of the air quality issue in many urban areas. Matthias’ research interests primarily concern low-carbon transportation, corporate environmental sustainability, and renewable energies.

Maximilian Grimm
Maximilian is an MPP student at the Hertie School of Governance (2014/2015), with interest in the fields of environment and sustainability, with academic focus on corporate sustainability . He co-founded Read More
Maximilian Grimm

Maximilian is an MPP student at the Hertie School of Governance (2014/2015), with interest in the fields of environment and sustainability, with academic focus on corporate sustainability . He co-founded NAHhaft, an NGO dealing with sustainable food issues. As a former business administration student, Maximilian has worked in the private as well as the public sector.

Meerim Ruslanova
Coming from the post-Soviet democratic island of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, I have always been interested in development and sustainability. My Bachelor’s is in International Relations and Business Administration (American University Read More
Meerim Ruslanova

Coming from the post-Soviet democratic island of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, I have always been interested in development and sustainability. My Bachelor’s is in International Relations and Business Administration (American University in Bulgaria), which was followed by the Master in Public Policy (Hertie School of Governance). I have worked in several international organizations in the US, Kyrgyzstan and Germany and for now will be based in Berlin.

Michael Chaitow
Michael Chaitow is a Public Policy student at the Hertie School of Governance, with a background in climate change campaigns and policy analysis. Prior to undertaking his masters at the Read More
Michael Chaitow

Michael Chaitow is a Public Policy student at the Hertie School of Governance, with a background in climate change campaigns and policy analysis. Prior to undertaking his masters at the Hertie School, Michael worked as an economist for the Australian Government in the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. He has also worked on a number of campaigns in the not-for-profit and public affairs sectors.

Michael Schulze
Michael is currently working as a Desk Officer at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs on the impact of digitization on labor markets and social security systems. He Read More
Michael Schulze

Michael is currently working as a Desk Officer at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs on the impact of digitization on labor markets and social security systems. He holds an MPP from the Hertie School of Governance and spent a semester at Duke University in the United States. Recently, Michael wrote his master thesis with the German Institute for Economic Research on energy markets and carbon leakage. Before he was with the consulting practice of the former German Minister of Foreign Affairs Joschka Fischer and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change.

Milan Dehnen
Milan Dehnen is a MPP candidate in the 2017 class at the Hertie School of Governance. His academic and professional work focuses on climate policies and international climate governance. His Read More
Milan Dehnen

Milan Dehnen is a MPP candidate in the 2017 class at the Hertie School of Governance. His academic and professional work focuses on climate policies and international climate governance. His practical experience includes work at the German Ministry for the Environment, where he was part of the German negotiation team for COP21 in Paris. After COP21, he led the team responsible for the preparation and execution of the VII. Petersberg Climate Dialogue, with around 30 ministers from all over the world, Chancellor Merkel and the heads of OECD, UNFCCC and Greenpeace attending. For his BA, Milan studied international relations in Dresden and Madrid. He is a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation.

Nathan Alex Appleman
Nathan is an MPP candidate (Class of 2017) here at the Hertie School of Governance. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from King’s College London. Having worked Read More
Nathan Alex Appleman

Nathan is an MPP candidate (Class of 2017) here at the Hertie School of Governance. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from King’s College London. Having worked in various sectors including (French) public administration, research, and consulting, Nathan is particularly interested in the governance of energy transitions. He is currently writing his thesis on how to effectively inform decision-makers through long-term energy scenarios. Nathan is furthermore the executive editor of the Governance Post, Hertie’s official student online magazine, and currently works as a research assistant at IET-Consulting here in Berlin.

Ndika Akong
Ndika Akong is alumnus of Hertie School of Governance Master of Public Policy (2007) and Columbia University Masters of Climate and Society (2005). He recently worked as Technical Officer with Read More
Ndika Akong

Ndika Akong is alumnus of Hertie School of Governance Master of Public Policy (2007) and Columbia University Masters of Climate and Society (2005). He recently worked as Technical Officer with World Health Organization in Geneva and Brussels covering varied areas including climate change, energy and European Union affairs. Earlier, he was International Consultant with the United Nations Development Programme, New York, where he coauthored a global report on energy and poverty. Ndika started his career in Cameroon as Energy Policy Analyst.

Nicholas Wagner
Nicholas Wagner is an Associate Programme Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He is located at IRENA’s Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn, Germany. He is part of Read More
Nicholas Wagner

Nicholas Wagner is an Associate Programme Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He is located at IRENA’s Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn, Germany. He is part of the REmap programme – IRENA’s global renewable energy roadmap – and focuses on country and regional analysis, sectorial studies, externality and climate assessment, cost and investment analysis, and leads the team’s transport related efforts. He is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2012) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (2004) with previous posts working for the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as German Chancellor Fellow and Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.

Niels Böhm
Niels Böhm is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance. Prior to his master thesis on urban climate change in cooperation with adelphi, he interned with the German Ministry Read More
Niels Böhm

Niels Böhm is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance. Prior to his master thesis on urban climate change in cooperation with adelphi, he interned with the German Ministry of Environment’s international climate protection department, Siemens’ AG Infrastructure and Cities sector and the OECD. He holds a BA in International Relations from Dresden University of Technology and is a member of the German Business Foundation.

Niklas Anzinger
Niklas Anzinger is a MPP candidate at the Hertie School of Governance and a research assistant at the Chair for Energy and Infrastructure. Niklas holds degrees in economics and international Read More
Niklas Anzinger

Niklas Anzinger is a MPP candidate at the Hertie School of Governance and a research assistant at the Chair for Energy and Infrastructure. Niklas holds degrees in economics and international relations, and has worked for Turkish Policy Quarterly, the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Niklas’ research areas are international energy markets, industrial competitiveness and risk analysis of large-scale energy and infrastructure projects.

Niklas Niemann
Niklas is a Project Manager at McKinsey in the Global Energy and Materials Practice. Prior to this, he worked as expert on renewable power generation at RWE AG (now innogy), Read More
Niklas Niemann

Niklas is a Project Manager at McKinsey in the Global Energy and Materials Practice. Prior to this, he worked as expert on renewable power generation at RWE AG (now innogy), and prior to that, at HSE AG (now entega). Niklas holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Technology Darmstadt, and is an Alumnus of the German National Merit Foundation.

Oleksii Nesterenko
Oleksii Nesterenko is a graduate of ESCP-EAP Berlin Business School and an alumni of Taras-Schevchenko-University Kiew. He is now working in a private company Tecsa LLC in Ukraine on the Read More
Oleksii Nesterenko

Oleksii Nesterenko is a graduate of ESCP-EAP Berlin Business School and an alumni of Taras-Schevchenko-University Kiew. He is now working in a private company Tecsa LLC in Ukraine on the position of General Manager, supplier of equipment for chemical, sugar and vegetable oil industry. In 2012 he has accomplished the International Parliaments scholarship of German Parliament and now he was elected to position of the President of IPS Alumni Union of Ukraine.

Olga Bondarenko
Olga is an Energy Policy Intern at SMA Solar Technology AG, a German solar energy equipment supplier. Prior to this, she interned in Energy Policy at VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG and Read More
Olga Bondarenko

Olga is an Energy Policy Intern at SMA Solar Technology AG, a German solar energy equipment supplier. Prior to this, she interned in Energy Policy at VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG and was an HR Development intern at a German oil and natural gas producing company, organizing trainings for managers from Russia. She has also worked as a student assistant for a natural gas storage operator. Olga graduated in International Relations from Volgograd State University and is an alumna of Studienkolleg zu Berlin. Currently she is enrolled in the MA Global Political Economy program at University of Kassel.

Oliver Sanderson
Oliver Sanderson is a senior gas market analyst at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, focusing on United Kingdom and Continental Gas Markets. Oliver has five years experience in energy markets, starting Read More
Oliver Sanderson

Oliver Sanderson is a senior gas market analyst at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, focusing on United Kingdom and Continental Gas Markets. Oliver has five years experience in energy markets, starting in consulting before moving into gas market trading analytics in 2011. He holds a MSc in Public Policy and Economics from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he wrote widely on energy markets including a thesis on the liberalization of gas and power markets.

 

Paola Adriázola
Paola Adriázola is a Project Manager and Governance & Climate Specialist at adelphi, a Berlin-based organisation for research and consultancy on environment, development and climate. She specializes in climate change Read More
Paola Adriázola

Paola Adriázola is a Project Manager and Governance & Climate Specialist at adelphi, a Berlin-based organisation for research and consultancy on environment, development and climate. She specializes in climate change and multi-level and urban governance. Her work supports the use of qualitative and evaluation methods and research-based policy advice to inform decisions on climate, environment, natural resources, disaster risk, security and resilient development at the regional, national and city levels.

Paul F. Langer
Paul F. Langer, is researcher and PhD candidate at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer, Germany. He holds economics degrees from the University of Freiburg (BSc) and the Read More
Paul F. Langer

Paul F. Langer, is researcher and PhD candidate at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer, Germany. He holds economics degrees from the University of Freiburg (BSc) and the University of St Andrews, UK (MSc). He had stints with Siemens, the German International Cooperation agency (GIZ) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX). Apart from his research, he manages his consulting and investment firm CONCIVIS in Germany and Uganda.

Paul Maidowski
Most recently, Paul did a one-year project as Business Development Manager Wind for Vattenfall, launching a solar PV startup in Berlin. Previously, he studied International Relations and Energy Policy in Read More
Paul Maidowski

Most recently, Paul did a one-year project as Business Development Manager Wind for Vattenfall, launching a solar PV startup in Berlin. Previously, he studied International Relations and Energy Policy in Dresden, Beijing, in Boston at Fletcher School, Tufts University, and St. Gallen. He worked on climate change and energy policy issues for a political foundation in Algeria, the UN Mission of Nauru, the EU Delegation to China, a crowdfunding startup forsolarPV communityprojects, and a Berlin-based management consulting firm.

Paulyn May Duman
Paulyn May Duman is a Master of Public Policy student at the Hertie School of Governance. She worked at the Philippine House of Representatives as a lawyer at the Committee Read More
Paulyn May Duman

Paulyn May Duman is a Master of Public Policy student at the Hertie School of Governance. She worked at the Philippine House of Representatives as a lawyer at the Committee on Legislative Franchises. She also worked at JP Morgan Chase and at the Energy Development Corporation (formerly Philippine National Oil Corporation-EDC). She has over 6 years of professional experience and 15 years of volunteer experience in different civil society organizations. She has a degree in Psychology and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Philippines.

Peer Klüßendorf
Peer Klüßendorf is a M.Sc. student in Environmental Studies at Lund University and alumnus in Political Science at University of Rostock and IEP Lyon. He has previously had internships at Read More
Peer Klüßendorf

Peer Klüßendorf is a M.Sc. student in Environmental Studies at Lund University and alumnus in Political Science at University of Rostock and IEP Lyon. He has previously had internships at Bundestag, Max-Planck-Institute Rostock and the school project Jugend debattiert. Throughout his studies he received a scholarship and attended conferences from the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. He is highly interested in rhetoric and debating and in 2013 has been both European Champion and Worlds Finalist in University Debating in English as a Second Language.

Philipp Feister
Philipp started working in the Strategy and Market Intelligence department of Vattenfall in April 2016. Focusing on portfolio analysis and investment planning across Vattenfall’s business areas, this includes the strategy Read More
Philipp Feister

Philipp started working in the Strategy and Market Intelligence department of Vattenfall in April 2016.

Focusing on portfolio analysis and investment planning across Vattenfall’s business areas, this includes the strategy development of Vattenfall in Germany and beyond. Prior to this, Philipp was working on his master’s thesis project for Vattenfall Energy Trading in Hamburg and did an internship in the former Strategy Analysis team of his current department in Stockholm. Philipp graduated from Dresden University of Technology with a Master’s degree in Business and Engineering in 2015. During his studies he did various internships with different institutions, e.g., a DSO, a public consultancy for energy efficiency and e-mobility as well as in the maintenance services business for power plants.

Philipp Offenberg
Philipp Offenberg works on energy, transport and industry policies in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) – the think tank of the European Commission, reporting to President Juncker. Prior to Read More
Philipp Offenberg

Philipp Offenberg works on energy, transport and industry policies in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) – the think tank of the European Commission, reporting to President Juncker. Prior to joining the EPSC, he worked for the Jacques Delors Institut Berlin and Accenture. Since 2014 he has also been an Associate at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) King’s College London.

Radu Eugen Butum
Radu is Head of Unit for European Affairs at the Romanian Ministry of Energy. Previously, he was adviser to the Chief of Chancellery of the Prime Minister, desk officer in Read More
Radu Eugen Butum

Radu is Head of Unit for European Affairs at the Romanian Ministry of Energy. Previously, he was adviser to the Chief of Chancellery of the Prime Minister, desk officer in charge of the German-Romanian bilateral relations in the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry and policy adviser at the Ministry of European Integration in charge of the EU internal market and energy policy. He is a graduate of the Executive Master of Public Administration of the Hertie School of Governance.

Rebeca Sahagún Martínez
Rebeca studied a B.Sc. in Economics and a Master in Public Policy. She has focused her professional Career to environmental topics, ranging from which factors determinates car ownership in households Read More
Rebeca Sahagún Martínez

Rebeca studied a B.Sc. in Economics and a Master in Public Policy. She has focused her professional Career to environmental topics, ranging from which factors determinates car ownership in households to how willingness to pay could protect whales to the implementation of the EU ETS in Germany. She is currently working in the German Environment Agency in Berlin.

Rike Brand
Rike Brand is co-founder of SINN Power, a Munich-based startup developing a technology to replace climate-damaging diesel generators in mini-grids on remote coasts with renewable electricity from ocean waves. As Read More
Rike Brand

Rike Brand is co-founder of SINN Power, a Munich-based startup developing a technology to replace climate-damaging diesel generators in mini-grids on remote coasts with renewable electricity from ocean waves. As SINN Power’s Chief Marketing Officer and freelance marketer, she builds on her professional experience as freelance editor and writer and  lobbyist for a large German grid operator.

In working towards a world powered by renewable energy, Rike also draws on the energy policy expertise she gained during her studies at the Hertie School of Governance and the University of Tokyo, where she graduated as M.P.P. in 2014. Rike’s first degree is an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Cologne and the American University in Washington, DC.

Robert Kirchner
Robert Kirchner is a Programme Analyst at the New Climate Economy, co-responsible for the macroeconomics workstream of the project. He helps to coordinate research projects among our research partners and Read More
Robert Kirchner

Robert Kirchner is a Programme Analyst at the New Climate Economy, co-responsible for the macroeconomics workstream of the project. He helps to coordinate research projects among our research partners and contributes to delivering working papers analyzing macroeconomic impacts of a low carbon structural transformation. Robert is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (2012).

Robert Schachtschneider
Robert is both a fellow of the Studienkolleg and the Hertie School. During his academic studies in Maastricht, Paris and Berlin Robert already started focusing on energy-related policy questions. During Read More
Robert Schachtschneider

Robert is both a fellow of the Studienkolleg and the Hertie School. During his academic studies in Maastricht, Paris and Berlin Robert already started focusing on energy-related policy questions. During his professional career first as young professional at GIZ in Ukraine and later as consultant in Berlin, Robert is dealing mainly with renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate adaptation and mitigation. Currently, he is working for the SPD vice-spokesman for economy and energy policy.

Ryan Duncan
Ryan Duncan is a current MPP student at the Hertie School of Governance, with previous degrees in Political Science and Communications from Boston College. Ryan worked in Washington, DC for Read More
Ryan Duncan

Ryan Duncan is a current MPP student at the Hertie School of Governance, with previous degrees in Political Science and Communications from Boston College. Ryan worked in Washington, DC for several years on progressive issue campaigns and as a digital communications specialist for a PR firm focused on Health Care policy. He then moved to New York and worked as a community manager for newly elected Mayor de Blasio’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. His current interests and studies include global climate policy and how it can be implemented in the United States as well as developing nations.

Sarah Drevermann
Sarah is working as a freelancer in climate mitigation and finance and has a strong interest in the interplay with private sector companies and financial institutions. Before she has been Read More
Sarah Drevermann

Sarah is working as a freelancer in climate mitigation and finance and has a strong interest in the interplay with private sector companies and financial institutions. Before she has been interning and was a short-term consultant for the GIZ for the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV. She holds a MPP from Hertie School of Governance and a BA in Political Science.

Sarah Fuchs
Sarah Fuchs graduated in September with a master degree in Public Policy from both the Hertie School of Governance and the University of Tokyo. Sarah gained her professional experience in Read More
Sarah Fuchs

Sarah Fuchs graduated in September with a master degree in Public Policy from both the Hertie School of Governance and the University of Tokyo. Sarah gained her professional experience in the fields of energy, environment and transport policies. For instance, she worked for the public affairs department of Fleishman-Hillard Germany GmbH and the interest representation to the European Union of DEKRA e.V. in Brussels. Sarah is also a fellow of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin.

Sarah Unbehaun
Sarah Unbehaun spent the last year studying as an exchange student at the Hertie School of Governance. She is currently interning at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Read More
Sarah Unbehaun

Sarah Unbehaun spent the last year studying as an exchange student at the Hertie School of Governance. She is currently interning at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and spent the spring semester interning at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. Last summer she was an intern with the Commerce Branch (whose portfolios includes topics ranging from innovation policy to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) of the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. In the fall, she returns to Washington to finish two degrees (Master of Public Policy/Master of Arts in German and European Studies) at Georgetown University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Sari Al-Ghul
Sari has 7 years of experience of delivering change in challenging environments. His skills include strategy development and innovation, program and project management. Among Sari’s achievements are: design and implementation Read More
Sari Al-Ghul

Sari has 7 years of experience of delivering change in challenging environments. His skills include strategy development and innovation, program and project management. Among Sari’s achievements are: design and implementation of a strategy execution framework for an organization with 1 Billion USD in revenue; successful leadership over complex projects, and assisting multiple public sector organizations in new strategic plan implementation. Sari is pursuing a public administration degree in Germany to build the capability and network to contribute to renewable energy efforts in developing countries.

 

Sebastian Seier
Sebastian Seier is currently working as a Consultant at “BET Büro für Energiewirtschaft und technische Planung” in Aachen. His focus is on new business models for utilities, sustainability and strategic Read More
Sebastian Seier

Sebastian Seier is currently working as a Consultant at “BET Büro für Energiewirtschaft und technische Planung” in Aachen. His focus is on new business models for utilities, sustainability and strategic advice. Previously, he was working as a consultant with enviacon international in Berlin on behalf of the “Renewables Made in Germany Program” by the German ministry of economic affairs and energy. For the program, Sebastian analyzed and advised on international renewable-energy markets. He was also looking into new markets and business models for energy storage solutions.

Sebastian Seier studied political science and English at the University of Rostock and Sciences Po Rennes. Subsequently, he did his master’s degree at Sciences Po Paris and Freie Universität Berlin where he focused on energy politics (especially
renewables and nuclear energy) and European affairs.

Also, Sebastian produces the German energy podcast Blindstrom which covers all kinds of energy related matters.

Serena Pozza
Serena is a young professional driven by a fascination for Sustainable Development and International Affairs. After earning a Master Degree in International Political Economy at the University of Warwick (UK) Read More
Serena Pozza

Serena is a young professional driven by a fascination for Sustainable Development and International Affairs. After earning a Master Degree in International Political Economy at the University of Warwick (UK) Serena has worked on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the Delegation of the European Commission in China and since three years she is working in the Europe Team at the Centre for Regional Strategies at the World Economic Forum in Geneva (Switzerland).

Siliu Wang
Siliu Wang is an MPP student at the Hertie School of Governance. She has experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs at Siemens and Shell, as well as with Read More
Siliu Wang

Siliu Wang is an MPP student at the Hertie School of Governance. She has experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs at Siemens and Shell, as well as with the foreign trade administration service of the Chinese government. Currently she is looking for opportunities and inspirations to pursue her deep interests in offshore wind power business development from Hertie, Bocconi University, and beyond.

Silvia Forin
Silvia Forin graduated in Physics at TU Berlin and is alumna of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin. She is completing a master programme in environmental management at FU Berlin and works Read More
Silvia Forin

Silvia Forin graduated in Physics at TU Berlin and is alumna of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin. She is completing a master programme in environmental management at FU Berlin and works at Öko-Institut (sustainable mobility). Silvia is fellow of MCC where she works on her master thesis on energy intensity changes. In the past, she was gender equality officer at her university, worked in the solar energy field and took part in a project on the diffusion of improved cookstoves for agricultural production in Guinea.

Snezhina Kovacheva
Snezhina works for the European Investment Bank (EIB), currently focusing on lending in Northern Europe and the Baltic states with focus on climate action. Previously at EIB she worked as Read More
Snezhina Kovacheva

Snezhina works for the European Investment Bank (EIB), currently focusing on lending in Northern Europe and the Baltic states with focus on climate action. Previously at EIB she worked as a fund and structuring officer on leveraging EU structural funds through financial instruments, particularly for energy efficiency (EE) in the Baltics, and in Advisory, focusing Europe-wide on advancing EE investments in buildings. Snezhina holds a dual MPP/MPA from the Hertie School of Governance and Columbia University, and two B.A.s in Economics and Business from the American University in Bulgaria. She has worked as senior consultant at PwC Luxembourg and interned at Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the European Central Bank.

Soenke Hillebrandt
Soenke Hillebrandt is a second year student in the Hertie School’s Master of Public Policy Program. He spent his professional year working in Brussels for Evonik Industries, a German specialty Read More
Soenke Hillebrandt

Soenke Hillebrandt is a second year student in the Hertie School’s Master of Public Policy Program. He spent his professional year working in Brussels for Evonik Industries, a German specialty chemicals company, where he focussed on the environmental, sustainability and climate policies of the EU. Since his return to university, he has been pursuing his master thesis, in which he analyses current policies for obstacles to the German chemical industry’s positive contributions to the energy transition. Soenke did his undergrad studies in political and administrative science at the universities of Konstanz and Bath.

Sulaika Ahmadsadah
Sulaika completed her studies in Business Administration (B.Sc.-specialized in HR Management) in 2014. After graduation she worked as a trainee at the German Chamber of Commerce in Baku (AHK Azerbaijan) Read More
Sulaika Ahmadsadah

Sulaika completed her studies in Business Administration (B.Sc.-specialized in HR Management) in 2014. After graduation she worked as a trainee at the German Chamber of Commerce in Baku (AHK Azerbaijan) for four months in the field of HR management and event management, as well as in projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy. After a successful internship, she was hired as a Consultant and Assistant to the CEO at AHK Azerbaijan from February to September 2015. She is currently studying Energy and Finance (M.Sc.) and works as a Research Assistant for the Chair on Macroeconomics. She speaks fluent Russian, English and Farsi, as well as French (intermediate) and Azeri (basic).

Tarun Khanna
Tarun is a MPP Candidate (2017) at the Hertie School of Governance. He also holds a MA and BA in Economics from the University of Delhi. Prior to coming to Read More
Tarun Khanna

Tarun is a MPP Candidate (2017) at the Hertie School of Governance. He also holds a MA and BA in Economics from the University of Delhi. Prior to coming to Hertie, he worked as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in India for 5 years. He supported clients in electricity market regulation and renewable energy development in India and Nepal. Over the last year he has worked as a Research Assistant at Potsdam Institute for Climate Change (PIK) and is currently working on his master thesis titled ‘De-risking Renewable Energy Investments using a Results Based Finance Approach’ with researchers at ETH-Zurich.

Tuan Le Da
– at Siemens AG since 2011, currently System Manager in Brunswick, Germany for Driverless Train Applications worldwide – cooporative dual study undergraduate program at DHBW Karlsruhe in B.Eng. in Business Read More
Tuan Le Da

– at Siemens AG since 2011, currently System Manager in Brunswick, Germany for Driverless Train Applications worldwide
– cooporative dual study undergraduate program at DHBW Karlsruhe in B.Eng. in Business Administration and Engineering “Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen” (Minor in International Technical Sales)
– Master of Global Public Policy joint degree candidate at USC in Los Angeles and HKU in Hong Kong since May 2017 until August 2018
– among other things voluntary work as Education Embassador in Brunswick
– loves swimming, surfing, sailing and the beach

Ulrike Hinz
Ulrike Hinz studied International Management and Economics with a focus on sustainability in Berlin, Melbourne and Prague. She works as a project manager at ubitricity, a young company at the Read More
Ulrike Hinz

Ulrike Hinz studied International Management and Economics with a focus on sustainability in Berlin, Melbourne and Prague. She works as a project manager at ubitricity, a young company at the interface between electromobility and energy. Her goal is to contribute to a successful energy transition, for now by improving the requirements for switching to electric vehicles. Moreover, she is a founding board member of GreenBuzz Berlin e.V., a non-profit association dedicated to making Berlin a sustainable city through networking, education and research.

Valentin Jeutner
Valentin holds law degrees from Oxford University, Cambridge University and Georgetown University. Currently, he is a Junior Research Fellow (PostDoc) in Law at the University of Oxford and Lund University. Read More
Valentin Jeutner

Valentin holds law degrees from Oxford University, Cambridge University and Georgetown University. Currently, he is a Junior Research Fellow (PostDoc) in Law at the University of Oxford and Lund University. He is also a faculty member of the LLM Programme in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law (Malta/Leuven). Valentin’s research interests relate to international law and to international energy law in particular. As a licensed Attorney and Counsellor at Law (New York), he advises the International Energy Agency on questions of international law and on the law of energy security. Valentin won the Hertie Foundation’s debating competition “Jugend debattiert” in 2004.

Vera Grebe
Vera is a PhD student and research assistant at the Leuphana University Luenburg. Her PhD thesis deals with the concentration phenomena in the raw materials and commodity markets. Here she Read More
Vera Grebe

Vera is a PhD student and research assistant at the Leuphana University Luenburg. Her PhD thesis deals with the concentration phenomena in the raw materials and commodity markets. Here she wants to investigate the compatibility of competition and sustainable development law. She is a lecturer in Constitutional, European, and International Economic Law. Prior to this Vera graduated with the first state exam in law from the University of Hamburg and studied Competition and Regulation law in Lueneburg. Vera is alumna of the German national merit foundation and the START-Foundation.

Whitney Clark
Whitney Clark is currently interning at the Digital Transformation Unit of E.ON SE in Berlin, where she helps to develop the firm’s online corporate communications. Originally from Sacramento, California, Whitney Read More
Whitney Clark

Whitney Clark is currently interning at the Digital Transformation Unit of E.ON SE in Berlin, where she helps to develop the firm’s online corporate communications. Originally from Sacramento, California, Whitney moved to Berlin about three years ago to learn German and study with the Hertie School of Governance’s MPP class of 2015. Her previous professional experience has included work in political affairs, developing communication strategies and research for both the Municipal Secretary of CDU Rathaus Wiesbaden and the California Office of Legislative Counsel. Topics of interest include smart technology in Energy and transatlantic trade.

Yury Sokolov
Yury has been a START -scholarship holder since 2007, when he headed the Schleswig Holstein group, and served as the head of the START Alumni Group in Berlin since 2012. Read More
Yury Sokolov

Yury has been a START -scholarship holder since 2007, when he headed the Schleswig Holstein group, and served as the head of the START Alumni Group in Berlin since 2012. After graduating in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Technical University in Berlin in 2010, Yury started a Masters’ degree in Architecture at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and is currently continuing his Masters’ of Civil Engineering at the Technical University in Berlin. One of Yury’s theses was on energy efficiency in buildings.