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.