Dr Peter Podesser is responsible for SFC Energy AG’s segments clean energy & mobility as well as defense & security. Since his appointment as CEO of SFC Energy in November 2006, Dr Peter Podesser has been steering the company’s growth from a Munich-based fuel cell technology start-up to the leading suppliers of hybrid power systems for off-grid and emergency power applications worldwide. With over 45,000 systems sold, SFC is today the market leader of fuel cells to safety and industrial markets, as well as for leisure applications. Dr Podesser has overseen the company’s strong growth, successful stock market listing and subsequent acquisitions in Europe and Canada.
Prior to joining SFC, Dr Podesser served as President of Oerlikon Wafer Processing, the Semiconductor Group of Swiss Conglomerate Oerlikon in the US and in Switzerland as well as CEO & President of EV Group, a Semiconductor Equipment specialist in Austria. Previously he led the built up of the Chinese and Asian business of RHI AG, a worldwide leading supplier of refractory materials, living in China and Singapore at this time.
Dr Peter Podesser holds a Master’s degree in commercial sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), where he also completed his doctorate. He speaks German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
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 and controlling, investor relations, procurement, corporate development and M&A. 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.
As COO, Hans Pol is responsible for the international sales of the industrial and oil & gas market. 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.