Team

In order to satisfy the dynamic market requirements, we are trying in the first place, to build up a team of professionals with different specialisations and know-how. Here you find a short profile of our team of eclareon:


Team Berlin

Administration

 

Heads of
Department
 

 

Project Managers

 

Consultants
 

Christoph Urbschat

Managing Partner & Head of Market Intelligence Department (eclareon Berlin)

Master of Economics (Hanover University, 1998)

Shortly after finishing his studies in Hanover and Düsseldorf, Christoph Urbschat worked as an independent consultant and developed and co-ordinated a professional marketing network for solar energy in Hanover. From 1999 to 2000, as marketing manager at an environmental consultancy, he was in charge of the development of dissemination campaigns on behalf of the EU Commission and the implementation of marketing training workshops for solar installers and trade associations. In 2001 he started eclareon - and moved to Berlin. Next to managing the eclareon practices at Berlin office, Christoph is chairing the Working Group Export Photovoltaic of the German Solar Industry Association (BSW Solar) since 2008 and he is mandated as Consultant by order of Renewable Energy Export Initiative and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative since 2007, both hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. 

 

Contact: germany(at)eclareon.com , Phone: +49 30 88 66 74 00

Robert Brückmann

Head of Policy Consulting Department

Robert Brückmann holds a University diploma (University of Freiburg, Germany) and a bar examination (Hamburg University, Germany) in legal sciences & master of law – with honours – in European laws from the University of Helsinki, Finland. During his legal traineeship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg 2005-2008, he specialized and intensively worked on energy law and renewable energy law. Among others he gained experience at the Conergy AG, at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany, which is the authority for the application of offshore wind farms, and at the law firm Sozietät Becker, Büttner, Held in Berlin where exclusively worked with renewable energy law.

Robert Brückmann has been working with eclareon in the area of policy consulting since February 2008 at the beginning as project manager, since February 2011 as head of policy department. In the last six years, he specialised in the analysis of legal framework for the use of RES at national and European level by planning and implementing the projects RES LEGAL, PV LEGAL, RES Integration and AEON Tren Barriers. Moreover, he established and coordinated the eclareon’s research team. 

Robert Brückmann is business fluent in English; he also speaks Finnish and French.

eMail: rb(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 20

Dirk Kalusa

Head of Business Promotion Department

Dirk Kalusa is a qualified social scientists. He finished his studies with a focus on International Relations at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 2006. Following the studies, he worked at the German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There he was responsible for market analysis and organized various business of German companies. Since November 2008 he works for eclareon, first as deputy project manager for the on-trade business energy efficiency. Since November 2010 he took over the management of the Business Promotion Unit. He speaks German as mother language, fluent English and has a good knowledge of the Slovenian language.

eMail: dk(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 50

Jan-Benjamin Spitzley

Senior Project Manager Policy Consulting Department

Jan-Benjamin Spitzley holds a University diploma in legal science and a master of international law (MIL) degree – honours degree. He studied at the University of Freiburg, at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva, as well as at the University of Münster. The Master of Law degree was awarded by the University of Sydney, Australia. In the framework of his legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin (Kammergericht Berlin) he worked inter alia at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament and at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York.

Since November 2008, he is working for the eclareon GmbH, currently as Senior Project Manager of the Policy Consulting Department. He is inter alia responsible for the projects Solar Guidelines India, Keep on track and the dena Subsidy Overviews Photovoltaic and was significantly involved in the implementation of the projects RES LEGAL, PV Legal/PV Grid and RES Integration.Jan-Benjamin Spitzley is business fluent in English as well as in French and speaks Dutch. 

eMail: jbs(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 21

Edoardo Binda-Zane

Project Manager Policy Consulting Department

Edoardo Binda Zane is an experienced professional in the fields of renewable energy, energy policy and grid connection. Prior to working as a project manager for eclareon he spent two years as a consultant in a dutch firm and one year as a researcher in an energy research centre in Milan. He holds a Higher Formation Course in Energy Finance and Commodity Trading (Politecnico di Milano School of Management) as well as a Bachelor and a Major in Economics and Management (Università Bocconi, Milan). Edoardo's thesis, centred on energy scenarios for Italy to 2020, was awarded the G.S.E. Prize (Premio G.S.E.), by the Italian Quality Committee, the Italian Electricity Services Operator and the Presidency of the Republic. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish and speaks German and Dutch.

eMail: ebz(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 22

Anna Poblocka

Project Manager Policy Consulting Department

Anna Poblocka studied Scandinavian Studies, Political Science and Eastern European Studies at both Humboldt and Free University in Berlin. The focus of the studies was the Baltic Sea Region. Her Master thesis addressed the topic of deployment of electricity production from Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Policy in the Baltic Sea Region. Since December 2008, she is working for the eclareon GmbH. She is extensively involved in the execution of the projects RES LEGAL, AEON, dena Subsidy overviews on PV, PV Legal and RES Integration. Anna Poblocka speaks Polish as mother language, is business fluent in German and English and has a good knowledge of the Scandinavian languages.

eMail: ap(at)eclareon.com , Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 23

Christian Grundner

Project Manager Market Intelligence Department

Christian holds a combined degree in business administration and industrial engineering and graduated in 2009 with focus on production management and logistics from University of Rostock. In addition, he holds a post-graduate Diploma in Global Business Management awarded by the University of California, Berkeley. During his studies, he was project manager and member of the board of the student consultancy at the business school of University of Rostock. He also gained first experience in the wind energy sector as a student associate to the board of a major wind turbine manufacturer. Furthermore, he worked as executive assistant to the board of a fast growing online company and gained hands-on management and business development experience. He was also significantly involved in the investor relations and reporting as well business strategy. Since September 2010, Christian is working for the eclareon GmbH as Project Manager. He is mainly responsible for the market intelligence services and online databases offered by eclareon. Christian Grundner speaks German as mother language, and is business fluent in English.

eMail: cg(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 80

Christian Siebel

Project Manager Business Promotion Department    

Christian is a certified “Energy manager for buildings and production” and is currently completing a Master of Engineering programme in “Energy and resource efficiency” at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences. Prior he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the Philipps University of Marburg with a focus on political participation in local climate protection.

Christian is working for eclareon since August 2009. He advises small and medium-sized enterprises in market entry strategies and funding opportunities within the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Programmes of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Furthermore, he coordinates acquisition management and marketing processes and represents the ministry abroad on conferences, during business delegation, and at fairs.

He speaks German as mother tongue, is fluent in English and has good knowledge of the Russian language.

eMail: chs(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 55

Jelka Schedlinsky

Project Manager Business Promotion Department

With a professional background in the media industry, Jelka Schedlinsky graduated from the European University Viadrina with a Bachelor in International Business Administration. Specializing in international marketing during her studies in Germany and Denmark, she simultaneously gained experience in government & public affairs in the field of energy & climate policy within the chemical industry. She gathered additional professional experience in a position with an international manufacturer of PV modules. Working as a research assistant with that company after graduation, Jelka was involved in the monitoring of PV legislation processes and projects in Europe and the MENA region. A Project Manager with eclareon’s Business Promotion department, her responsibilities include projects within the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). She is a fluent speaker of English, French and German.

eMail: js(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 52

Wayan Paul Rydzek

Project Manager Business Promotion Department

Wayan Paul Rydzek holds a double degree in business administration from the University of Plymouth and in international business and management from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. In 2013 he will complete his Master in European Studies at the European University Viadrina with a major in economics. He has been involved in questions of sustainability since 2010 and earned first experiences as a junior event manager in an event agency. There, he planned and implemented events for customers like Pfizer, Springer AG, Bayer and Toyota. Afterwards Paul worked on sustainability strategies within the international food and beverage industry, developed recommendations for companies in the sector, and administered tasks as lobbyist and multiplier. Furthermore, he advocated the use of sustainable materials in public space and was assigned tasks in the field of acquisition, planning and support. He joined the eclareon business promotion department in 2012, where he since has been advising German companies in the field of renewable energies and energy efficiency on potential export activities. Paul speaks German as mother tongue and fluent English and Dutch.

eMail: pr(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 51

Doreen Neumann

CFO & Marketing Manager

Doreen is diploma management expert and event management economist in international industrial enterprises with the main emphasis of the acquirement and putting into action of marketing concepts and the CI introductions. Doreen worked for AOC International (Europe) GmbH more than eight years with the responsibility for 23 countries to develop marketing concepts and strategies budget, media and concept planning and putting into action of a new international companies CI and the development and putting into action of fair and event planning, incl. delegation journeys to China, for her tasks. She speaks German and negotiation-proof English as a mother tongue.

eMail: dn(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 12

Natascha Trennepohl

Project Manager

Natascha Trennepohl is a Brazilian lawyer and environmental consultant, pursuing a Ph.D. study at the Humboldt University (HU) in Berlin. She holds a Master of Law and a Bachelor of Law degrees. Before starting with eclareon GmbH she gained experience in climate policy at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (International Climate Protection Division) with focus on the analysis of climate policies from Parties to the UNFCCC/KP and new market-based mechanisms. She is a founding member of Brazil’s Voluntary Carbon Market Study Committee (ABNT) and teaches Brazilian Environmental Law within a program on Brazilian law at the Humboldt University. She is author of books and articles, being also board member of environmental journals. She speaks Portuguese, English, German and has a good knowledge of Spanish.

eMail: nt(at)eclareon.com

 

Filip Jirouš 

Consultant

Filip Jirouš studied Eastern European Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin. During his studies, he worked as a freelancer for the German Parliament’s visitors’ service and the Prague based business consulting company Czech Trade Office. Since November 2010, Mr. Jirouš is working at eclareon as a research assistant in the policy consulting department. Inter alia, he is analysing the legal framework conditions as well as questions concerning grid connection, operation and development for RES. He was actively involved in the RES integration and RES Legal projects. Mr. Jirouš is a native speaker of both German and Czech; he is fluent in English, Polish, French and Bulgarian and has basic knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian and Spanish.

eMail: fj(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 28

 

Céline Najdawi

Consultant

Céline Najdawi graduated with her Bachelor´s degree in 2007 in German and English Literature and Civilization from the Catholic University of Paris, followed by a Master´s degree in French and German Trade and Management at the University of Cergy-Pontoise. Since October 2012 she also holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Environmental Management from the Free University of Berlin. Her Master’s thesis focusses on the chances and restrictions of solar power in Jordan. Céline Najdawi has been working at eclareon since September 2010, where she is mainly responsible for the analysis of legal framework conditions as well as questions of grid connection and integration for RES-E in the French-speaking countries. She is actively involved in the projects RES Integration, RES Legal, Keep-on-Track! as well as in the PV Subsidy Overview Europe on behalf of the German Energy Agency. Aside from her mother-tongue French, Céline Najdawi speaks fluently English and German and has strong skills in Arabic.    

eMail: cn(at)eclareon.com, Phone +49 30 88 66 740 24

 

Ingrid Bozsoki

Consultant

Ingrid Bozsoki holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration (University of Konstanz). She is currently completing her master's degree in Public and Private Environmental Management at the Freie University Berlin. The focus of the studies was on renewable energy, international biodiversity and climate change policy, and corporate biodiversity management. Ingrid Bozsoki has been working at eclareon since 2010 and is mainly responsible for the research on Romania and Hungary in the areas of legal frameworks for renewable energy, grid connection and grid integration, and climate change policy. She is actively involved in the projects RES integration, RES legal, PV Subsidy Overview Europe on behalf of the German Energy Agency and the National Assessment of climate change policies in the context of the European semester. In addition, she is currently working on the content design of the "European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change" by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. Ingrid Bozsoki is native speaker of German and fluent in English, Romanian and Hungarian.

eMail: ib@eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 31

 

Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė

Consultant

Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė is a lawyer in International Law. In addition, she holds Master of European Studies (University of Hamburg) and Master of Public and Private Environmental Management (Free University of Berlin). 2002-2009 Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė worked as a lawyer at the Kaunas city municipality, Lithuania. She legally represented and consulted the Municipality, among other in legal issues related to energy, transport and environmental protection. Further practical experience she gained at adelphi GmbH, where she supported the team in diverse projects in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation, regional development and environmental law. Since 2011 Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė works for eclareon GmbH. Her focus lies on the political and legal framework conditions for renewable energy, grid connection and integration and climate change policy. She is actively involved in the projects RES integration, RES legal, Keep on Track and the National Assessment of climate change policies in the context of the European Semester. Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė is native speaker of Lithuanian, is fluent in German, English and Russian and has basic knowledge of French and Spanish.

eMail: jtk(at)eclareon.com , Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 33

Ricarda Constanze Pulverich

Project Assistance

Ricarda is about to finish her master’s degree in Economics at the Humboldt University in Berlin, while having studied abroad at Universitá degli Studi di Roma „La Sapienza“ in Rome and at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her academic work is focused on growth theory, business cycle research and international trade. During her studies, she worked as an economics research assistant for the German Savings Banks Association within the department of Economics and International Financial Markets. As a trainee in Consulting Services at the German American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, she supported trade promoting projects sponsored by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiatives of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) through market research and assistance with the organization of business delegations. She was able to collect international experience also during her one-year stay in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she worked as a teaching assistant for the NPO SIL Ethiopia. Apart from German as her first language, Ricarda is fluent in English and Italian and has a good knowledge of French and a basic knowledge of Amharic.

eMail: Intelligence1(at)eclareon.com , phone: +49 30 88 66 740 82

 

Lena Merle Keller

Project Assistance

After graduating from high school, Lena Keller studied at Georg-August University of Göttingen and at Universidade do Porto in Portugal. Currently Keller pursues a master's degree in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies with emphasis on politics and economics at Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin). Keller's focus are development theories and policy, as well as development cooperation with emerging countries. She could already acquire practical experience during several projects, e.g. in a project assistant position in a campaign of ASW (Action for World Solidarity) for human and women's rights and as intern of GIZ GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation) in Brasília, Brazil amongst others. She speaks German as her mother tongue and fluent Portuguese and English, as well as advanced Spanish and elementary French.

eMail: lk(at)eclareon.com, Phone: +49 30 88 66 740 19

Management Madrid

Partners

Managers

David Pérez Navarro
Managing Partner (eclareon Madrid & Milan office)

David Pérez has a Bachelor of Law from ICADE (Madrid), and a Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration from ICADE (Madrid). David has directed over 50 strategic assignments within the European renewable industry, including setting up new ventures, advising on strategic corporate challenges and advising on investment opportunities. He has also written several leading industry reports. He is well known in the industry and a frequent speaker at several key conferences and events in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector. Previous professional activities include L.E.K. Consulting, a premier global strategy consulting firm, working as a consultant in London, Milan and Los Angeles. David is the founder of the Spanish office of Eclareon in 2004, he also leads the Milan office of Eclareon since 2007, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish PV Association (ASIF) since 2008, he is a member of the Board of Directors of ASIT (Solar thermal industry association) - the leading Spanish ST association since 2011, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of Protermosolar (CSP Spanish Association)

Contact: spain(at)eclareon.com

Jose Ignacio Briano
Partner (eclareon Madrid)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (University of Oxford, UK, 1999)
Master in Business Administration (INSEAD, France, 2007)

Following his MBA, Jose Ignacio joined the Global Capital Markets division of Merrill Lynch, sharing his time between London and NYC. His previous professional activities include L.E.K Consulting in London and Los Angeles and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Madrid. As a management consultant Jose Ignacio covered a wide range of strategic assignments across all industries, including the energy distribution and wind energy sectors. Jose Ignacio joined the Madrid office of eclareon in 2009.

Contact: spain(at)eclareon.com

Rodrigo Morell
Partner (eclareon Madrid)

Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration (ICADE, Madrid, 2000)

After finishing his studies in Madrid, Rodrigo Morell joined the Management Consultancy firm L.E.K. Consulting, where he worked for three years. Based on the London office of L.E.K., he developed strategy projects on a wide range of sectors including wind energy. In 2003 he joined the Marketing Department of Diario ABC (main newspaper of Grupo Vocento (VOC), the leading written press group in Spain) as Trade Marketing Manager. After two years, he was promoted to Operational Marketing Manager. He joined the Madrid office of eclareon as a partner in November 2006.

Contact: spain(at)eclareon.com

Víctor Cervantes
Manager (eclareon Madrid)

Industrial Engineering (Free University of Brussels, 2006)

After finishing his studies in Brussels, Víctor collaborated with Jacques Giordano Industries, one of the most important French companies on the renewable energy field in France, to help establish its Spanish subsidiary. During 2008 he worked for BravoSolution, a major international procurement consultancy, and for Creara Consultores, a Spanish company leader in the field of energy efficiency.  In October 2008 he joined the Eclareon team where he has developed more than 20 strategic projects in the fields of the renewable energy and energy efficiency, has been involved in prestigious international forums and has contributed to the publication of numerous articles. Víctor speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Contact: vcv(at)eclareon.com

Management Milan

 

 

David Pérez Navarro

Managing Partner (eclareon Madrid & Milan office)

David Pérez has a Bachelor of Law from ICADE (Madrid), and a Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration from ICADE (Madrid). David has directed over 50 strategic assignments within the European renewable industry, including setting up new ventures, advising on strategic corporate challenges and advising on investment opportunities. He has also written several leading industry reports. He is well known in the industry and a frequent speaker at several key conferences and events in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector. Previous professional activities include L.E.K. Consulting, a premier global strategy consulting firm, working as a consultant in London, Milan and Los Angeles. David is the founder of the Spanish office of Eclareon in 2004, he also leads the Milan office of Eclareon since 2007, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish PV Association (ASIF) since 2008, he is a member of the Board of Directors of ASIT (Solar thermal industry association) - the leading Spanish ST association since 2011, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of Protermosolar (CSP Spanish Association)

Contact: spain(at)eclareon.com

Paolo Michele Sonvilla

Consultant

Paolo Michele Sonvilla holds a MSc in Electronic Engineering (University of Trieste, Italy) and a Master of Business Administration (INSEAD, France). Paolo started his professional career in the telecommunications sector, working in several European countries on the development and commercial launch of mobile telecommunications devices. After competing his MBA studies in 2006, Paolo gained interest in the renewable energy sector and since then he is active in this field as a freelance consultant, collaborating with several organisations. 

Paolo started his collaboration with eclareon in 2007, initially focussing on strategy consulting projects in the Italian PV sector, taking part to due diligence, commercial strategy and business planning activities. Thanks to the international reach of eclareon he later broadened his interests and skills towards the policy consulting and EU projects areas. In these fields he has authored several research studies, written and negotiated several EU project proposals. Paolo particularly contributed to the management of the PV LEGAL and PV GRID IEE projects.

Paolo is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish and he also has a good familiarity with French.

eMail: pms(at)eclareon.com