We want to live in a world where emission-free, safe, and sustainable energy is available everywhere and affordable for everyone. We will provide technologies to produce clean, Greenhouse Gas-emission free hydrogen and technologies to safely store, transport and release it, whenever and wherever required. We see a world in which everyone will have the ability to contribute to the creation of a cleaner world for our future generations.
Our mission is to become one of the most impactful energy companies in the world and, specifically, to do so by introducing enormously beneficial and cost-effective energy technologies. We intend to create entire ecosystems from clean hydrogen generation and its storage to its safe and economical transportation, and release. Enabling governments and industrial and commercial users of energy the tools needed to drive the world’s energy transition from reliance on fossil fuels and to more humanity-friendly energy sources, the world and all its inhabitants will soon be able to benefit from the availability of clean, sustainable energy.
Michael is Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of H2-Industries SE and Managing Director of the Global Energy Trading Foundation GmbH. He has built H2-Industries over the last decade into an energy storage company based in Germany. His achievements include developing scalable LOHC eDevices, which can be used to store and release electrical power in a cost-effective way.
He is an experienced entrepreneur focused in the high-tech sector and founded ADTECH AG (Internet pioneer in the area of online advertising) and sold it successfully in 2007 to AOL/Time Warner.
Michael holds a Master’s degree in Precision Engineering from the University of Frankfurt (Germany) and studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration in Darmstadt (Germany).
Lawrence Steckman has practiced law for more than 30 years. Focusing on securities, derivatives and commercial litigation, he has won leading cases in each of his practice areas.
Lawrence is the author or lead co-author of more than fifty peer reviewed published works on legal doctrine and his work on the law has been cited by the trial and appellate courts of the United States.
In July 2006, Super Lawyers Magazine, in its inaugural New York edition, identified Lawrence as one of New York’s first “Super Lawyers” in both securities and business litigation, an honor he has received nine times since then. The independent attorney rating service, AVVO, has awarded him a perfect rating of 10/10. His published work on public policy matters has been cited by courts and commentators on topics ranging from international terrorism and constitutional law to government contract law. He has represented political figures of several countries and his work on corporate governance has been published by the University of Bejing. Lawrence has published, as well, on the philosophy of science and, recently, a volume on existential psychology.
Lawrence pursued doctoral studies in philosophy at Columbia University, where he received his Masters degree prior to pursuing a career in law, after receiving his undergraduate degrees summa cum laude in philosophy and classical music performance.
He is involved in bringing disruptive energy and natural resource technologies to market.
Sascha Gaede has been involved in the Renewable Energy sector for the past 10 years, primarily in Europe and the Middle East/Northern Africa region.
He served in various senior management positions with one of Germany’s largest solar manufacturers, in Berlin, and was part of the management team establishing the first PV solar module factory in the U.A.E in 2013. He served as COO of a GCC based developer specialized in utility scale PV-programs for emerging countries integrating PV solar generation, energy conversion, energy transportation and local industrial production. These activities created substantial socio-economic benefits for the sectors where he operated.
For the past five years, Sascha has been working as senior advisor to several government agencies and innovative energy companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to his career in the solar industry, Sascha worked for Mercedes-Benz/Daimler in various board management functions in Russia, South Africa and Germany.
Sascha has a degree in Business Administration (Dipl. Kaufmann) from Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel/ Germany.
Marko Vukosavovic is an expert in finance and strategic development. He has more than two decades of experience fueling innovation, recruiting talent, implemented growth strategies and engineered organizational restructuring. He has led successful IPOs on the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. With extensive business experience in North America, Europe and the Middle East, Marko has enabled the acquisitions and integrations of more than 30 companies. He has served as SVP of finance for The Arena Group, CFO of the Academy of Management, VP of business development for George Little Management, VP of financial planning and analysis for Education Dynamics, and director of finance for Puricore. As Chief Financial Analyst for Geneva Global, he analyzed and funded more than a hundred for-profit and nonprofit organizations around the world. Vukosavovic has an MBA in international business from Eastern University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Belgrade.
Dr. Martin Ziegler is Senior Vice President for aviation and research with
20+ years experience in R&D for turbo-engines, aircraft propulsion, and cleantech.
He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Technical University Berlin and
a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Martin spent three years with Configuration Management of the Columbus Space Project, now part of the International Space Station, twelve years with project management and software consulting,
including satellite communication, and twenty five years engaged in R&D and innovation for turbo engines, renewable energies, and aircraft propulsion.
He is the founder of several engineering companies, to the owner of several patents and the inventor of
Recuperative Propulsion (used to increase the Performance Coefficient of Aircraft Engines),
which the Company anticipates will become key to introduction of LOHC as a primary aviation energy carrier.
Martin runs an innovation project with the European Space Agency.
Pr. Eng. Pr. CPM PMP F. Inst. D Alan Clegg has been advising H2-Industries SE since 2015 and is now Senior Vice President Africa. He is a Natural Resources and Energy Industry Professional with more than four decades of experience gained from working in 160 countries across the world including more than forty in Africa.
Alan is a registered Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng), a registered Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr.CPM), and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP). He carries professional Fellowship status with South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (FSAIMM) and the Institute of Quarrying (FIOQ) and, as well, professional memberships in many related Institutes across the glob.
Alan currently holds Three Non-Executive Directorships in Natural Resources, Energy and Process engineering technology sector related companies, one of which includes a Board Chair at Shumba Energy.
Mr. Xin Ding is H2-Industries Senior VP in China and East Asia since 2016.
He is a 20 years renewable energy industry veteran with a strong material science background. He is the founder of various semiconductor and renewable energy equipment/technology companies and is currently the President of a Chemical Vapor Deposition tool company, which provides capital equipment for the IC industry. He was the regional division business head (China and/or Asia) of Manz (a renewable energy/flat panel display equipment supplier), GT Advanced Technology (a renewable energy/flat panel display/semiconductor equipment and technology supplier) and Kayex (a renewable energy &semiconductor equipment vendor). He started his career as Engineer in Mitsui Hightec (a Japanese Chip maker) and later Applied Materials, the world’s largest nano technology equipment supplier.
Mr. Xin Ding holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
H2-Industries has direct access to managers and decision-makers worldwide and is supported by a competent advisory board.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus G. Lederer has been advising H2-Industries SE since 2018 and was COO from 2020 to Nov. 2021. He is now Chairman of H2-Industries Advisory Board. Klaus worked for more than twenty years as a VP, Managing Director and CEO of well-known companies including BMW, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, TEVES, ITT, Babcock Borsig and HDW. He has served as a member of numerous supervisory and advisory boards, including Lufthansa Cargo, Deutz, INA, FAG, Schaeffler, Flender, Deutsche Bank, Westdeutsche Landesbank and BHF-Bank. Klaus is also a member of the advisory board of Marvin & Palmer Associates. He has worked for more than a decade as an honorary professor for the Institute for Production Engineering and Automation of the Fraunhofer Society at the University of Stuttgart, where he received his Dr.-Ing. PhD.
Hermann Blank has been advising H2-Industries Inc. since 2021 and moved to the Advisory Board in 2022. In this role, he is consulting H2-Industries in process engineering, large scale project and business development areas. Hermann holds the degree of a Graduated Engineer in Process Engineering, acquired at Nuremberg Institute of Technology Georg Simon Ohm, Germany. He served for more than 30 years in Corporate Engineering, Operations, Technical Services and Technical Procurement and Logistics roles for WACKER, a global specialty chemicals producer.
He has held management positions in several countries in the EU, Asia, and USA, with a focus on Engineering, Technical Service and Maintenance Organizations and Project Risk Management. His expertise has contributed to the successful completion of numerous complex, large scale engineering projects. Prior to his work for H2-Industries, he served as the Vice President Project Poly 11 and VP Corporate Engineering, US. In that capacity, he was responsible for the technical scope of construction, startup, and capacity ramp of the $ 2.5 billion investment project “Poly 11” in Charleston, TN with a production capacity of more than 20,000 tons per year of hyperpure Polysilicon for semiconductor and solar customers.
Peter joined the Board of Advisors in 2022 with a special focus on advising on the region of MENA ( Middle East North Africa)
For more than 30 years Peter served – on behalf of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) – as Official Delegate of German Business in a number of North African and Middle Eastern countries and as CEO of the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Cairo as well as CEO of the German-Emirati Council for Industry and Commerce in Abu Dhabi.
A lawyer by background (with a law degree and PHD from Heidelberg University) and being appointed to some Panels of Arbitrators in Middle East and China Arbitration Centers Peter has throughout his career combined his business and multi-cultural experience and network with advising and practicing on innovative, robust and sustainable business- and legal structures for governmental entities as well as companies active in the prospective but also challenging MENA-Region.
Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Gerlach has been a member of the BoA of H2-Industries since 2022, providing technical advice as a leading specialist in rotary kiln technology, especially indirectly heated pyrolysis furnaces.
In 1999 he was the designer of the Contherm oven with a diameter of 2.8 m and a heated length of 20 m. In 2000 Gerlach built a pyrolysis plant for contaminated sewage sludge in the Yokohama Dockyard for a Cologne-based plant manufacturer. Further plant realizations followed for soil contaminated with dioxin (2001 in Japan and 2007 in the Czech Republic), lignite (2004 in the Philippines), and used tires (2009 in Cyprus).
He was also involved in the development of other circulate economy solutions for TetraPack, compounds and mixed waste. He also accompanied the operation of the MPA Burgau (until 2015) and BRZ Herne (until 2020).
Since 2018 he has been responsible for the Waste-2-Product projects at Akkodis as a Project Wizard / Technical Consultant.