The Team

Management Team


Marina Shestakova 


  • 19 years of experience in investment management
  • Risk manager for private and listed investments
  • Certified Financial Analyst® and Certified Alternative Investment Analyst® 

Benjamin Wilkening 


  • 25 years of experience as a senior executive in VC, PE and strategic consulting (McKinsey) 
  • MBA from Wharton and MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania

Norah Kirimi


  • 5  years as Tax consultant at Deloitte
  • 2 years as Founder and Projects Manager at EAGLE Youth Mentorship Program
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance
  • Master of Arts in International and Development Economics

Rafael Paniagua

  • Over 25 years of experience as an engineer and manager at ABB, most recently as President and CEO for ABB in Brazil
  • Institutional experience with plant engineering and long-term off-take agreements

Advisory Board


Jochen Wermuth

Chair, Solar Foundry GmbH

  • 20 years of impact investment experience across asset classes, including clean-tech
  • Investment Committee €24bn German Sovereign Wealth Fund “Staatsfonds KENFO”
  • Founder & CIO of family office WAM, Green Growth Funds, Climate Endowment Group, ex-Director at Deutsche Bank
  • MA in Economics, BA in Mathematics Brown University (honors), Oxford University Econ

Tanja Faller

  • Over 20 years of experience at the public-private sector (PPP) interface with a focus on renewable energy
  • Climate finance expert with more than 20 years of experience in multilateral climate finance sectors

Dirk Habermann 

  • CTO and Founder of H2GEMINI
  • CTO Nexwafe GmbH
  • Chief Innovation Officer and CTO at Swiss-based Meyer Burger Technology AG
  • Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Uwe Habermann

  • Founder and CEO of H2GEMINI
  • 3 years Head of Project Engineering at Meyer Burger AG
  • 7 years Director for Integrated Fab Solutions in the SCHMID-Group
  • 13 years of international business development and OEM manufacturing
  • MBA Marketing & Communication

Olga Hamama

  • 15 years of experience in Magic Circle international law firms specialising in international dispute resolution, including the energy sector, renewables, and regulatory matters of the European dimension
  • Co-founder of venture platform Planet FC, accelerating sustainable business transition in sports and beyond
  • Co-founder and President of the Board of the United for Ukraine Association, a global NGO, nominated as top five innovation of the year in the social impact category by SXSW, Austin, USA, and in legal by Financial Times (2023)
  • Admitted to the German bar (2012). Law studies at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany, specialising in International and European Law (2009). Sustainable Business Strategy, Harvard Business School Online (2020-2021)

Steffen Kellner

  • Over 15 years of experience as a manager and consultant for Fortune 500 companies such as Red Bull and Mercedes-Benz
  • Experience in strategic marketing and communication, transformation and early-stage venture building. 

Press and media inquiries


Holger Michel  

  • Founder & CEO of LAUT UND DEUTLICH GmbH
  • 17 years of experience in political communication and media relations
  • Diploma in public and business communication from UDK-Berlin and LCC-London