SFC Energy AG Management

Dr Peter Podesser

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board Chairman

  • Born on March 14, 1967 in Lienz (Austria).
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • Tenure until: 31.12.2028

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Dr Peter Podesser is responsible for the Clean Energy segment and the functional areas Strategy, HR, PR, Sales&Marketing, R&D, Investor Relations and ESG, Purchasing. Since his appointment as CEO of SFC Energy in 2006, Dr. Peter Podesser has steered the company's growth from a Munich-based fuel cell technology start-up to a global leader in hydrogen and methanol fuel cells.

Professional career

  • Since 2006 CEO, SFC Energy AG, Brunnthal, Germany
  • 2005 - 2006 President, Oerlikon Wafer Processing (now OC Oerlikon), USA & Switzerland
  • 2001 - 2005 CEO and President, EV Group E. Thallner GmbH (EVG), Schärding, Austria
  • 1999 - 2000 CEO, RHI Asia Pacific Ltd. (today RHI Magesita), Singapore
  • 1997 - 1998 Vice President Sales Marketing, Deutsche Heraklith GmbH, Simbach am Inn, Germany
  • 1993 - 1997 General Manager, RHI Liaoning Company Ltd., Bayuquan, China
  • 1990 - 1993 Various Leading Functions in sales, RHI AG, Vienna Austria and Radex International S.A., Paris, France

Education

  • 1996 Doctorate at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, "Strategic Planning"
  • 1985 - 1989 Master's degree in Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business

Memberships

  • Board Member of the Fuel Cell Working Group of the German Engineering Federation

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Daniel Saxena

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Board Member

  • Born on February 16, 1971 in Essen (Germany).
  • Nationality: German
  • Tenure until: 30.6.2024

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Daniel Saxena has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Member of the Management Board of SFC Energy AG since July 1, 2020. He is responsible for Finance & Controlling, Corporate Development, M&A and Compliance & Legal.

Professional career

  • Since 2020 CFO and Member of the Management Board, SFC Energy AG, Brunnthal, Germany
  • 2019 – 2020 Advisor, SFC Energy AG, Brunnthal, Germany
  • 2018 – 2019 Investment Partner, Family Office
  • 2010 – 2017 Investment Director / Partner, Private Equity Fund
  • 2005 – 2010 Managing Director Corporate Finance Advisory Firm
  • 2004 – 2005 Vice President, Corporate and Investment Bank
  • 1999 – 2003 Associate, Corporate and Investment Bank
  • 1997 – 1999 Analyst, Corporate and Investment Bank

Education

  • 1992 – 1997 EBS University of Economics and Law, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany | Degree: Master of Business Administration

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Hans Pol

Chief Operating Officer (COO), Board Member

  • Born on 11 July 1967 in Ede (Netherlands).
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Tenure until: 28.2.2025

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As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Hans Pol is responsible for the Clean Power Management segment and is in charge of the functional areas Operations, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Information Technology and Data Security (GDPR).

Professional career

  • Since 2020 COO and Member of the Management Board, SFC Energy AG, Brunnthal, Germany
  • Since 2020 Executive Director, SFC Energy B.V., Almelo, Netherlands
  • Since 2020 Director, SFC Energy Ltd, Calgary, Canada
  • Since 2011 Administrator, SFC Energy Power Srl, Cluj, Romania
  • 2014 - 2020 CSO, Member of the Management Board, SFC Energy AG, Brunnthal, Germany
  • 2011 – 2019 Managing Director, PBF Group B.V., Almelo, Netherlands
  • 1999 – 2011 Owner, PBF Group B.V., Almelo, Netherlands
  • 2008 - 2012 Board member, Association EMVT, Leusden, Netherlands
  • 2004 – 2008 Board Member, Association Dutch Transformer Manufacturers (Holtraf), Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • 1998 – 1999 Marketing & Sales Manager, Tecnotion - The Linear Motor Company (former Philips PBF), Netherlands
  • 1993 – 1998 Product Manager, Elincom electronics, Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands
  • 1990 – 1993 Design Engineer Transformers, EXENDIS, Ede, Netherlands

Education

  • 1992 - 1996 Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1986 – 1990 MTS Elektrotechniek Apeldoorn (Loolaan), Netherlands

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Hubertus Krossa

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Independent Consultant

  • Place of residence: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Born on November 11, 1947
  • Nationality: German

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Current profession/Membership in other supervisory boards:

  • ALNO AG, Pfullendorf, Germany, Member of the Supervisory
  • Eckelmann AG, Wiesbaden, Germany, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2014 Member of the Supervisory Board, SFC Energy AG, Brunnthal, Germany
  • Since 2013 Member of the Supervisory Board, ALNO AG für Whirlpool Corp. (Main shareholder) Pfullendorf, Germany
  • Since 2001 Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Eckelmann AG, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2010 - 2016 Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, United Power Equipment Ltd., Fuzhou, F.R. of China
  • 2010 - 2016 Non-Executive Vice Chairman, United Power Technology AG, Eschborn, Germany
  • 2009 - 2014 Member of the Corporate Finance Council, Kepler Capital Markets (Investment Bank), Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2009 - 2014 Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • 2008 - 2013 Non-Executive Director, Balfour Beatty plc, London, United Kingdom
  • 2008 - 2013 Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Bauknecht Hausgeräte GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2006 - 2010 CEO, KION GROUP, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1998 - 2000 Non-Executive Director of the Board, Wassall plc, London, United Kingdom
  • 2000 - 2007 Member of the Executive Board, Linde AG, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1997 - 2000 Member of the Executive Board, Linde Kältechnik, Cologne, Germany
  • 1996 - 1998 Non-Executive Director of the Board, Thorn Lighting Group, London, United Kingdom
  • 1991 - 1997 Whirlpool Europe, Comerio, Italy
  • 1977 - 1991 Linde AG, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1973 - 1976 Business degree (Diplom-Kaufmann/MBA), Westphalian Wilhelms University, Muenster, Germany

Other mandates and activities pursuant to section 125(1) sentence 5 AktG and section C.14 GCGC
As of the date of convening the General Meeting, Mr Krossa is a member of statutory supervisory boards for the companies listed below. Moreover, he is a member of comparable controlling bodies at the following companies in Germany or abroad pursuant to section 125 (1) sentence 5 AktG and exercises the following material activities in addition to the appointment to the Supervisory Board as defined by section C.14 GCGC:

  • Since 2014 Member of the Supervisory Board of SFC Energy AG, Brunnthal, Germany
  • Since 2013 Member of the supervisory board, ALNO AG for Whirlpool Corp. (principal shareholder), Pfullendorf, Germany
  • Since 2001 Chairman of the supervisory board of Eckelmann AG, Wiesbaden, Germany

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Henning Gebhardt

Deputy Chairman,
Managing Director of GAPS GmbH

  • Place of residence: Bad Homburg, Germany
  • Born on September 9, 1967
  • Nationality: German

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Current profession/Membership in other supervisory boards:

  • Managing Director of GAPS GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Deutsches Aktien Institut (DAI), Frankfurt, Germany, Board of Directors
  • Schmalenbachgesellschaft, Cologne, Germany, Member of the Working Group on External Understatement (AKEU)
  • Easy Credit-Basketball-Bundesliga, Advisory Board
  • Brickmark AG, Zug, Switzerland, Advisory Board
  • Niiio Finance AG, Cologne, Germany, Advisory Board

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2021 GAPS GmbH, Managing Director, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2017 - 2020 Berenberg, Head of Wealth and Asset Management / Member of the Management Board, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2016 - 2017 Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Member of the Executive Board / CIO EMEA, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2014 - 2016 Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Global Head of Equity, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2000 - 2011 DWS Investment GmbH, Head of European Equity, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2000 - 2011 DWS Investment GmbH, Head of German Equity, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1996 - 2000 DWS Investment GmbH, Portfolio Manager International Equities especially Asian Equitites, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1995 - 1996 Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechselbank, Munich, Germany
  • 1990 - 1995 Studies in Business Administration at Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany

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Gerhard Schempp

Independent Consultant

  • Place of residence: Kaltental, Germany
  • Born on August 12, 1951
  • Nationality: German

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Current profession/Membership in other supervisory boards:

  • Senior Advisor Software and Systems Engineering
  • Senior Advisor Security & Defense
  • Member of several advisory boards of SMEs
  • FONSA Aktiengesellschaft Brauerei-und Gaststätten-Betrieb, Kaltental, Germany, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2014: DWT: German Defense Technology Assocaton (Deutsche Wehrtechnische Gesellschaft e. V.), President, since 2019 member of the presidium
  • 2009 - 2013: BDSV: Member of the Board of Association of German Defense and Security Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsindustrie), speaker medium-size businesses and IT
  • 2000 - 2013: Zentralverband Elektrotechnik-und Elektronikindustrie e. V. (ZVEI), Member of the Board and Director Defense & Security, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1999 - 2013: Member oft he Armaments Industry Working Group (Rüstungswirtschaftlicher Arbeitskreis -(RAK) of the Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 - 2013: ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH, CEO, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
  • 1994 - 1998: general authorised representative of CSC Ploenzke AG, Kiedrich, Germany
  • 1992 - 1998: CSC Deutschland GmbH, from 1994 Managing director, Munich and Kiedrich, Germany
  • 1988 - 1992: Digital Equipment GmbH, Sales Manager “Manufacturing South West Germany”, Munich, Germany
  • 1977 - 1988: Softlab GmbH, division manager “Industrial Systems”, Munich, Germany
  • 1971 - 1977: Studied mathematics & computer science, TUM Technical University Munich, (Diplom) graduate in mathematics, Munich, Germany
  • 1970 - 1971 Military service in Sonthofen; today retired captain

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Sunaina Sinha

Managing Director of Cebile Capital

  • Place of residence: London, UK
  • Born on November 1, 1980
  • Nationality: British

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Current profession/Membership in other supervisory boards:

  • Managing Director of Cebile Capital
  • Barecore, London, United Kingdom, Chairman / Board of Directors
  • mGrana, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Board of Directors

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2011 - present Cebile Capital, Managing Partner, London, United Kingdom
  • 2013 - present Barecore, Chairman / Board of Directors, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017 - present mGrana, Board of Directors, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • 2015 - 2019 Mindful Chef, Chairman / Board of Directors, London, United Kingdom
  • 2009 - 2011 Brevan Howard, Marketing and Investor Relations, London United Kingdom
  • 2007 - 2009 Bridgewater Associates, Client Advisor, United States
  • 2005 - 2007 M.B.A at Harvard Business School
  • 1998 - 2002 M.Sc Chemical Engineering at Stanford University
  • 1998 - 2002 B.Sc Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University

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