SFC Energy AG Management Team

Dr Peter Podesser

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board Chairman

  • Born on March 14, 1967.

  • Nationality: Austrian

  • Tenure until: 31.3.2024

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.

Prior to joining SFC Energy Dr. Podesser was working in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry as President of Oerlikon Wafer Processing (today OC Oerlikon) in the U.S. and Switzerland and as CEO & President of EV Group (Austria). Prior to that, as CEO Asia Pacific, he was responsible for building up the China and Asia business of RHI AG (today RHI Magnesita) in China and Singapore.

Peter graduated at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, with study visits in France, Spain and Brazil. He holds an MBA and a PhD.

Dr. Podesser is also Board Member of the Fuel Cell Working Group of the German Engineering Federation.

Daniel Saxena

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Board Member

  • Born on February 16, 1971.

  • Nationality: German

  • Tenure until: 30.6.2024

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. Daniel Saxena has many years of experience in the field of finance and corporate development, gained in management positions in private equity and investment banking. Most recently, he was a Partner for portfolio development and investment management at a German/Swiss private equity fund. He was responsible for implementing growth strategies and improving financial performance of the funds’ portfolio companies. Prior to this, Daniel Saxena spent more than ten years in various positions in the M&A and corporate finance divisions of global investment banks in Europe and the USA. He has known SFC Energy AG since then and advised the company on various strategic- and capital market transactions.

Daniel Saxena holds a Master of Business Administration and studied at the EBS University of Economics and Law, Oestrich-Winkel and at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Dijon.

Hans Pol

Chief Operating Officer (COO), Board Member

  • Born on July 11, 1967.

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • Tenure until: 28.2.2025

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). Hans Pol joined the SFC Group in 2011. As one of the co-founders and managing directors of the PBF Group, which he founded from a management buy-out, he led the company to sustainable, profitable growth. After joining SFC, he was appointed Sales Director of the entire SFC Group, playing a major part in the development of the group’s industrial and defence business in the domain of off-grid energy solutions.

Hans Pol has a degree in electrical engineering. He speaks German, English and Dutch.

Supervisory Board

Hubertus Krossa


Independent Consultant
CV Hubertus Krossa

Henning Gebhardt

Deputy Chairman

Managing Director of GAPS GmbH
CV Henning Gebhardt

Gerhard Schempp


Independent Consultant
CV Gerhard Schempp

Sunaina Sinha


Managing Director of Cebile Capital
CV Sunaina Sinha