Apricum Partner Florian Mayr

Florian Mayr

Florian Mayr, partner at Apricum, is an expert on strategy, business development and transaction advisory in the global renewable energy markets, including energy storage.

Florian leads Apricum’s energy storage, green mobility and digital energy activities. In particular, he supports Apricum’s clients in successfully accessing new markets and seizing attractive business opportunities. He is also active in advising cleantech companies on corporate and project financing, including M&A, fund raising and due diligence. In addition, he is a regular contributor to external publications and a frequently booked speaker on the topic of energy storage.

Prior to Apricum, Florian spent a decade in senior positions at McKinsey & Company and RWE, where he was mainly involved in strategy development projects both in the conventional and renewable energy sectors.

Florian holds a master’s degree in engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, and an MBA from the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Mannheim.

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Nikolai Dobrott

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Frank Beckers

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Florian Haacke

Florian Haacke

Partner

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Charles Lesser

Partner

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Florian Mayr

Florian Mayr

Partner

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Dr. Amer Alswaha

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Former head of independent power producers program, Saudi Electricity Company; senior vice president, Saudi Electricity Company

Paul Arwas

Paul Arwas

Senior Advisor

Former director and VP of energy and chemicals, Arthur D. Little; founder, Arwas & Associates

Masataka Asano

Masataka Asano

Senior Advisor and Country Representative Japan

Former member of board and senior managing director, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Ricardo Barreto

Ricardo Barreto

Senior Advisor

Former CEO, Elia Grid International; regional director EMEA, Gaffney, Cline & Associates; senior business development, M&A manager, Wintershall

Hamid Can Baş

Hamid Can Baş

Consultant

Master’s degree in environmental management; former summer associate, Renew Power; quantitative analyst, ACWA Power

Dietmar Blank

Dietmar Blank

Senior Advisor

Former commercial and contracts engineer / IWPP senior engineer, EWEC, ADWEC, ADWEA
Dr. Raed Bkayrat

Dr. Raed Bkayrat

Senior Advisor

Former VP business development, First Solar; head of technology commercialization and industry collaboration, KAUST; director of system engineering and power electronics, DDS

Arne Brodersen

Arne Brodersen

Consultant

Master's in renewable energy engineering and management; former consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Corentin de Ricaud

Corentin de Ricaud

Vice President

Master's in finance and strategy; former investment officer, European Investment Bank; financial advisor, ENGIE; analyst, BNP Paribas

Dr. Horst Dietz

Dr. Horst Dietz

Senior Advisor

Member of the supervisory board, ABB AG, Solon SE, Bilfinger Berger; former CEO, ABB AG

Dr. Garry Felgate

Dr. Garry Felgate

Senior Advisor

Former partner, Orion Innovations; chief executive and executive board member, Energy Retail Association; managing director, AEA Technology Group; director, The Carbon Trust; director, KPMG

Henning Franke

Henning Franke

Senior Advisor

Co‑founder and managing director INPUT Ingenieure GmbH; former head of project development, Linde-KCA GmbH; general manager, Bühler AG 

Heinrich Grabowski

Heinrich Grabowski

Senior Advisor

Former member of EMEA senior leadership team, Novell; CIO, Rütgers/ Evonik; management consultant, Arthur D. Little

Frank Haugwitz

Frank Haugwitz

Senior Advisor

Head of Intersolar conference development, Solar Promotion International; former EU renewable energy manager, EU-China energy & environment programme; technical director, GTZ, China

Cate Holtz

Cate Holtz

Manager Marketing & Communications

Former senior project manager, Young Internet GmbH; communications strategist, Ikon Communications

Adam Janas

Adam Janas

Senior Advisor

Former CFO, ProWind Group and CPC Germania; corporate finance advisor, Helbling Business Advisors; head of acquisitions and due diligence, agri.capital; manager treasury and corporate finance, Grohe AG

Kai Kabath

Kai Kabath

Senior Consultant

Master of science in business administration and mechanical engineering; former consultant, Bain & Company

Dr. Hendrik Kienert

Dr. Hendrik Kienert

Project Manager

PhD in climate physics; former senior consultant, Bain & Company

Solbin Kim

Solbin Kim

Consultant

Master’s in renewable energy engineering and management; former consultant, innogy Consulting

Erik Klaassen

Erik Klaassen

Project Manager

MBA, master in energy science, B.Sc in chemistry; former manager, E.ON Inhouse Consulting; senior consultant, Ecofys

Horst Kruse

Horst Kruse

Senior Advisor

Former Director Sales Asia, Photovoltaics, Schott Solar; Director Marketing & Sales South East Asia, Angewandte Solar Energie (ASE) GmbH

Christian Langen

Christian Langen

Senior Advisor

Non-executive board director, Oxford PV; former executive vice president, SMA Solar Technology AG; chief sales officer, Sovello AG; board director, EPIA

Mihai Luca

Mihai Luca

Analyst

M.Sc. in finance; B.Sc. in economics; former senior consultant in strategy and transactions (M&A), EY

Jesselyn Malimata

Jesselyn Malimata

Senior Consultant

Master’s in management and engineering of environment and energy; B.Sc. in chemical engineering; former commercial planning specialist and energy trader, AES

Dr. Beatrice Möller

Dr. Beatrice Möller

Senior Advisor

Senior legal counsel specialized in corporate, banking and energy law; former M&A lawyer, Linklaters; banking lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; legal advisor; MVV Energie

Christian Müller-Elschner

Christian Müller-Elschner

Senior Advisor

Founding partner, Deutsche Ventures; former COO, Younicos; senior vice president, T-Systems; partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Thomas Obermeier

Thomas Obermeier

Senior Advisor

Owner and CEO, TOMM+C;  head of business development, EEW Energy from Waste GmbH; former CEO, Schwarze Pumpe GmbH

Dr. Fabio Oldenburg

Dr. Fabio Oldenburg

Consultant

PhD in energy storage materials; co-founder and chief technology officer, Gaia Membranes AG, former research scientist, Paul Scherrer Institute

Per Hornung Pedersen

Per Hornung Pedersen

Senior Advisor

Member of management board, Suzlon Energy; former CFO, NEG Micon/Vestas; CEO, Suzlon Energy; CEO, Repower; CEO, Pelamis Wave Power

Deniz Selkan Polatkan

Deniz Selkan Polatkan

Senior Advisor

Founder and managing director, Motif Project Ltd

Joachim Rupp

Joachim Rupp

Senior Advisor

Former managing director, Viessmann PV + E-Systems; senior manager, Samsung; marketing manager, Hitachi

Hoora Sarajan

Hoora Sarajan

Senior Industry Specialist

M.Eng. in renewable energy systems; B.Sc. in energy and process technology, B.Sc. in physics; former student researcher, PVcomB at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer

Senior Advisor

Professor for electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Project leader, division for electrical energy systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg

Miriam Schmeling

Miriam Schmeling

Office Manager

Former Team Assistant, August Storck KG; Office Manager, Technical University Berlin

Dr. Volker Schlüter

Dr. Volker Schlüter

Senior Advisor

CEO, ChemAdvice; former CEO, Triplan AG; management consultant, Arthur D. Little

Dr. Oliver Schmidt

Dr. Oliver Schmidt

Senior Consultant

PhD in energy storage; founder of Storage Lab; former analyst, IEA; former senior consultant, E.ON In-House Consulting

Dr. Florian Sieber

Dr. Florian Sieber

Senior Advisor

Cleantech consultant in strategy, M&A; former VP E&P business development & commercial, head of legal E&P, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc

Janet So

Janet So

Senior Advisor

Director, Trinergy M&A Advisory; Director, Translink Corporate Finance; former senior consultant for PR firms; former consulting director for McGraw Hill’s AviationWeek / MRO Exhibition in Beijing

Moritz Sticher

Moritz Sticher

Senior Advisor

Cofounder and managing director, GA Power Group; former managing director, Quast Nahrath Group; cofounder and managing director Credence Power Group; business development manager Europe, SolarPark Korea

Richard Stuebi

Richard Stuebi

Senior Advisor

Founder and president, Future Energy Advisors; former board member ESA; former VP, US strategy & group technology, National Grid; managing director, Early Stage Partners

Giovanni Sturiale

Giovanni Sturiale

Analyst

M.Sc. in corporate finance and banking; B.Sc. in banking and finance; former credit analyst intern, Factorit, Italy

Krishnappa Subramanya

Krishnappa Subramanya

Senior Advisor

Chairman, FICCI solar energy task force & SEMI PV advisory panel; fellow, IETE; former CEO, Tata BP Solar

Dr. Yoshihisa Tawada

Dr. Yoshihisa Tawada

Senior Advisor

Former chairman, Kaneka SolarTec Corporation; chairman, Japan Solar Energy Society; director, PV Power Generation Technology Research Association

Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber

Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber

Senior Advisor

VP, ISES; former CEO, Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS); director, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE; professor of physics and applied sciences, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

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