Prof. Dr. Rutger Schlatmann

Rutger Schlatmann

Since 2008, Rutger Schlatmann is director of the institute PVcomB at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, where he is currently speaker of the renewable energy division as well. He is also full professor at the Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (since 2012). His interests range from lab cells to outdoor systems. He is also working on building integrated PV and systems to produce ´solar fuels´.
He obtained his MSc at the University of Groningen and his PhD at the FOM Institute Amolf in Amsterdam. From 1999 until 2008 he worked as R&D manager at Helianthos BV (AkzoNobel/Shell Solar/Nuon), a company developing flexible thin film Si solar modules. Currently he is also a member of the Steering Committee and the working group BIPV of the European Technology&Innovation Platform PV, and vice President of the Berlin Brandenburg Energy Network.

Claude Turmes

Claude Turmes

Claude Turmes (from Luxembourg) is a Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance.
Since 1999 a Member of the European Parliament, he held the position of Vice President of the Green Group of the European Parliament from 2002 to 2014. He is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the coordinator on energy issues for the Green Group. Mr Turmes has been rapporteur of the Internal Electricity market in 2003, of the Directive on Renewable Energy Sources in 2008, and of the Energy Efficiency Directive in 2012. In 2017, he has been appointed rapporteur on the governance of the Energy Union, and shadow rapporteur on the revision of the RES Directive and the electricity market design. He published his book "Transition énergétique - une chance pour l'Europe" in February 2017 (éditions les petits matins, 480 pages).

Claude Turmes - Member of the European Parliament

"Transition énergétique – une chance pour l'Europe"

Thorsten Herdan

Thorsten Herdan

Thorsten Herdan (Dipl. Ing.) was born on 10 July 1966. He was appointed Director-General for energy policy in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as of June 2014. He previously held the positions of managing director of the professional association for producers of power systems and the professional association for producers of engines and
systems (VDMA), of managing director of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV), and of managing director of the German Engineering Federations’ Energy Forum, which is in charge of developing the Federation’s energy policy.
Mr Herdan served on the Board of the European Association of Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers (EUROMOT), on the Board and the Supervisory Board of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), and as Vice-President of the Offshore Wind Energy Foundation. Further to this, Mr Herdan has also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the
Fund for Nuclear Power Plant Waste Disposal since 9 March 2017.

Dr. Frank Heinlein

Frank Heinlein

Dr. Frank Heinlein was born in Berlin and studied History in Berlin, Edinburgh, Strasbourg, and Freiburg before moving to Florence where he completed his PhD at the European University Institute. Since 2000 he has been Director of Business Communication of the Werner Sobek Group. In addition he is member of the executive board of the not-for-profit organization aed e.V. as well as general manager of the E-Lab Projekt GmbH, both of them located in Stuttgart.

Dr.-Ing. Arch. Silke A. Krawietz

Dr.-Ing. Arch. Silke A. Krawietz

Dr. Silke Krawietz is CEO and Director of SETA Network (Sustainability, Energy, Technology and Architecture), London. Through SETA Network professional consultancy Dr. Krawietz is active in the fields of innovation strategies for energy efficiency in buildings and cities, urban mobility & foresight, solar architecture, solar building envelopes, renewable energies – in particular building integration of newest technologies of photovoltaics (BIPV) and for the construction sector.

Dr. Krawietz / SETA Network is member of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC), Paris, committed to the reduction of GHG emissions and energy and resource consumption related to the buildings and construction sector.
She is a member of the Executive and Steering Committee of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP PV), Brussels, and leader of the ETIP PV Building Integration of Photovoltaics (BIPV) working group. Dr. Krawietz collaborated as an expert in the team of Jeremy Rifkin for the Rome Masterplan and is a member of the scientific committee of CETRI-TIRES (Third Industrial Revolution European Society - Cercle Européen pour la Troisième Révolution Industrielle), Rome for Sustainable Architecture and Integration of Photovoltaics in Buildings. She is as well a board member of Design Build Solar in London and member of the Allianz BIPV, Berlin.
With a university degree in engineering/architecture Dr. Krawietz achieved a doctorate with Honours in Sustainable Architectural Design and Building Integration of Photovoltaics (BIPV) at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. She has been Interim Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Catania and at the LUISS Business School and LUISS University (Faculty of Economics) in Rome.

This interdisciplinary experience characterizes her professional work and results in innovative approaches and international projects with far-reaching results, such as the mitigation of climate change, smarter use of renewable energies, and innovative concepts for sustainable architectural design based on nature’s principles and Biomimicry.

SETA Network | Dr.-Ing. Arch. Silke Krawietz
Email: s.krawietz@seta-network.com | www.seta-network.com

Oliver Rapf

Oliver Rapf

Since 2011, Oliver Rapf is Executive Director of BPIE, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a Brussels based think-tank with a focus on energy and the built environment. Oliver is leading the strategic and programmatic development of BPIE and is regularly advising governments and private sector stakeholders on the development and implementation of policies and support programmes to improve the energy performance of buildings. Oliver has been active as a jury member of architectural, environmental and sustainability awards, serves on various advisory boards and is a regular speaker at international conferences.
Before joining BPIE, Oliver worked for the global conservation organization WWF in various roles, including as Head of the Climate Business Engagement unit of WWF International, managing strategy and partnership development with the private sector. Leading an international team, he advised multinational companies on climate change and energy issues.
Oliver’s experience in buildings efficiency goes back to the late 90s when he was a project leader for several deep renovation projects on behalf of WWF in cooperation with housing companies across Germany. Earlier, Oliver participated in UNFCCC negotiation process, and was the leader of the German NGO coalition at international conferences. In his early career, he worked on regional sustainability strategies and spatial planning.

Carolien Gehrels

Carolien Gehrels got her masters at the Groningen University in 1992, with a specialization in organizational communications. She has served as a consultant and managing director of the Berenschot citymarketing and communications group. In that role, she led the international city marketing programs for Amsterdam, Leiden and Maastricht and developed the “I Amsterdam”- strategy from 2002 till 2004, that is still successful. She was elected as vice mayor for the City of Amsterdam in 2006 for the social democrats (PvdA). Her portfolio extends across: economic affairs, art and culture, local media, participation, monuments, infrastructure and water, public companies and participations and purchasing. On behalf of the Eurocities she was vice-chair of the Economic Forum. She served in Amsterdam for two terms till june 2014. Then she joined Arcadis as European Cities Director and the city executive for Amsterdam/Rotterdam. Besides that she is member of the Supervisory Board of Technical University Delft, Bouwinvest, the Dutch Platform of Urban Innovation and Worldwaternet. In her free time she is chair from the “More Music in the Classroom” Foundation and member of the Supervisoryboard of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Dr. Christine Lemaitre

Christine Lemaitre

Dr. Christine Lemaitre was born in Gießen, Germany in 1975 and studied structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart from 1995 to 2000. After working in the USA for two years as structural engineer, she started in 2003 working at the Institute of Lightweight Structures Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart as a research and teaching assistant. In 2007, she started as a project manager for R&D at Bilfinger Berger AG in the area of resource efficient buildings. She completed her phd thesis on adaptive lightweight structures in 2008. In January 2009 she took on the role as director certification system of the German Sustainable Building Council. Since February 2010 Dr. Christine Lemaitre is the CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council. Since 2013 she is member of the board of directors of the Sustainable Building Alliance, and in 2015 she was elected as Chair of the European Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Council. Since 2016 she is board member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC).

Agustìn Escardino Malva

Agustin Escardino Malva

Agustin Escardino Malva. Deputy Head for Renewable Energy Sources, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission.
Former EU Diplomat in DG Trade, DG External Relations and the EU Delegation in China. Former entrepreneur, CEO and EU business leader, Board Member of the Joint Technology Initiative on Hydrogen and Fuel cells representing the industry. Former Attorney in Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld International.
Former Acting Head of the Strategic Energy Technologies (SET) Plan in DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. He currently leads in this DG the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects (EDP) Facility, which supports clean energy innovation with innovative financial instruments together with the European Investment Bank.  
Master Degrees from the College of Europe, European Institute of Brussels and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts-Harvard University).

Franz Karg

Franz Karg was Managing Director of Avancis GmbH between 2006 -16 and is currently advising Triumph Science and Technology, the mother company of Avancis as Chief Technology Manager. He is a Physicist by education and has worked previously for Shell and Siemens Solar as Head of PV Development.

Reiner Mack

Reiner Mack
- Since 2014 Co-founder and Managing Director of ONYX Solar Germany - exclusive Partner of Onyx Solar Energy, Spain
- 2012 - 2014 Managing Director of WMG Services - Development of high precision leveling and alignment systems for machine tools
- 2004 - 2013 Sales Director at SBA mechatronics GmbH - High Precision Tooling Machines
- 1989 - 2003 Electrical Engineer - R&D Machine Controls and high precision measuring tools