People

Our team

Driven by a shared vision, our team works together to identify and support cutting-edge technologies, innovative ideas and smart investments that help the planet thrive.

Alexander Samwer

Founding Partner

Alexander founded Pelion Green Future together with Jeremias. He is an experienced entrepreneur and technology investor.

Prior to starting Pelion Green Future, he co-founded several successful ventures, among them Picus Capital and the European Founders Fund, where he was an early investor in companies like Zalando and LinkedIn.

Alexander graduated from the University of Oxford and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeremias Heinrich

Founding Partner

Jeremias founded Pelion Green Future together with Alexander. Having led large renewable energy and real estate investments in Europe within his function as founder of several companies in this space, he brings a lot of infrastructure expertise to our team.

Prior to that, he gathered practical experience in the consulting, construction and infrastructure industry. Jeremias graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Business Administration.

Jan Krueger

Partner & Managing Director

Jan joined Pelion Green Future in 2021 as Managing Partner and oversees the Group’s investment strategy and growth activities.

Prior to joining Pelion, Jan worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc. where he was a member of the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice, focusing on M&A and advising clients in the energy and industrial sector.

Jan holds a MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Goga Vukmirovic

Partner & Head of the Americas

Goga joined Pelion Green Future in 2022 as a Partner and Head of the Americas. Based in New York, she oversees the Group’s investment and growth activities in the Americas.

Goga is Founder and Managing Partner at Avente Capital Management, a real estate investment firm, and previously was Investment Professional at Eton Park Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy hedge fund. She holds an A.B. from Princeton University, J.D. from Harvard Law School and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Benedikt von Bary

Investor

Since joining Pelion December 2021, Benedikt both actively supports Pelion‘s portfolio companies and identifies new investment and business opportunities.

Prior to joining Pelion in 2021, Benedikt worked as Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, focused on automotive and industry companies on topics related to strategy, sustainability, and M&A. He enjoys spending time in the mountains, running, cycling and meeting friends.

Florian Steffen

Investor

Florian joined Pelion in February 2022 and focuses on development of renewable energy plants (solar PV, BESS) mainly in Germany and UK.

Before, Florian worked as Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for three years with focus on the Construction Chemicals, Metals & Mining and Energy industry. Florian holds a MSc. in Technology & Management from Technical University Munich and on top is Industrial Engineer for Process and Power Technology. He is especially passionate about the energy transition through green hydrogen.

Gijs Wilbers

Investor

Being part of Pelion since spring 2022, Gijs is involved in developing Pelion’s renewable infrastructure portfolio and pipeline.

Before joining Pelion in 2022, Gijs was an M&A lawyer in the Energy & Infrastructure Team of Loyens & Loeff in the Netherlands, where he specialised in renewable energy transactions. Furthermore, Gijs worked at a research institute in Singapore on several sustainability related topics. He obtained an MBA at INSEAD, and enjoys road cycling, padel, and mountain sports.

Martin Körner

Investor

Martin joined Pelion Green Future in September 2022 and is focused on growing Pelion's renewable infrastructure and battery energy storage systems portfolio.

Before Pelion, he founded his own start-up in Würzburg within the Recycling and AI space, which he exited in August 2022. He was mainly responsible for Strategy, Sales and Marketing. Prior, he worked as Consultant for three years at Bain & Company in the Düsseldorf office. He focused on projects within the “Industrial Goods and Services (IGS)" sector and in particular on the automotive industry where he gained experience in strategy, footprint optimization and reorganization.

Martin holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Munich and a Bachelor’s Degree from Karlsruher Institute of Technology.

Sven-Christian Hörner

Investor

Sven works with Pelion's venture team on investing into and building ventures with a sustainability focus. Additionally, he supports investment activities in the green infrastructure space.

Prior to joining Pelion in February of 2022, Sven finished his degree in economics from the University of St.Gallen and UC Berkeley. During his studies, Sven gained experience in sustainable finance, working for asc impact, a PE fund focused on sustainable forestry. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, field hockey, running, and photography.

Jan Hendrik Heihoff

Investor

Jan Hendrik joined Pelion in September 2022. He is passionate about climate tech start-ups and works both on Pelion’s venture and infrastructure investments.

Prior to joining Pelion, Jan Hendrik obtained an MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance from EDHEC Business School and supported Extantia, a Berlin-based climate investor, as Student Venture Partner. Further, Jan Hendrik holds a BSc in Management & Technology from the Technical University of Munich and worked at LIQID, a digital asset manager, and UVC Partners, an early-stage tech investor, alongside his studies.

Lorenzo Lenhard

Investor

Lorenzo joined in September 2022 and is involved in the development of Pelion’s renewable infrastructure portfolio, mainly in Australia and Italy. Furthermore, he supports Pelion's venture investment activites.

Prior to joining Pelion, Lorenzo completed his MSc at Bocconi and holds a BSc from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. During his studies, Lorenzo gained experience in finance, working in investment banking at Evercore, and in private equity at Cadence Growth Capital and Auctus. He was a professional swimmer during his undergraduate and high-school years and still enjoys various sports during his free time.

Markus Lauko

Transactions & Operations Manager

As Transactions and Operations Manager, Markus is involved in the deal closing process and the integration of new portfolio companies and partners to the Pelion universe.

Prior to joining Pelion in 2021, Markus worked at Arvantis Group as Head of Operations where he was responsible for building up different departments. He holds a MSc in Physics and Management from University of Ulm. In his free time, he enjoys having a nice coffee, reading non-fiction books and is a big fan of sports.

Konstantin Baaske

Head of Finance

As Head of Finance, Konstantin is responsible for all accounting, taxation and finance related topics.

Prior to joining Pelion in 2022, he gained sector experience by auditing renewable energy companies as well as manufacturing companies. He is a Certified Tax Consultant as well as a German Public Accountant (on leave) and studied at WFI - Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and at Universidad de Costa Rica. In his free time enjoys both road cycling and mountainbiking.

Christoph Herig

General Counsel

Christoph joined Pelion in July 2022 as Head of Legal and supports the Pelion team in any legal related questions.

Prior to joining Pelion, Christoph worked as a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was part of the private M&A and corporate team. He focused on M&A transactions, mainly in regulated markets.
He studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Muenster and concluded his studies with the first state examination. He gained his second state examination (admission to bar) in Munich. Also, he obtained an MBA at ESCP Business School, where he studied in London and Madrid. In his free time, Christoph is a big sports fan and and enjoys travelling

Carla Polo

HR Manager

As HR Manager, Carla supports our team in all HR related matters from on- to offboarding and is also a contact person for candidates that want to apply and get to know Pelion.

Prior to joining Pelion in 2021, Carla worked at Oliver Wyman as a Graduate Recruiting Manger for the DACH and Nordics regions. Carla holds a MSc in Human Resource Management from the FOM Hochschule für Ökonomie & Management and enjoys playing football and playing the guitar.

Anna-Maria Karstens

Jr. HR Manager

As Jr. HR Manager, Anna-Maria supports our team in all HR related matters from on- to offboarding and is also a contact person for candidates that want to apply and get to know Pelion.

Prior to joining Pelion Green Future, Anna-Maria worked as a HR working student in several industries, as well as at HAYS (Schweiz) as ‘Recruiting Specialist’ where she was involved in different projects. In her working student positions Anna-Maria gathered HR experience in e.g. HR operations, strategic development, and furthermore, personnel development. Currently, Anna-Maria is enrolled in her M. Sc. studies in Human Resource Management at ‘FOM - Hochschule für Oekonomie und Management‘.

Emmeran Weinert

Accountant

Emmeran joined Pelion in January 2022 and works as an Accountant in the Finance, Accounting and Tax team. Furthermore he takes care of our subsidiaries in this area.

Previously, he was responsible for building the accounting and tax department of Arvantis Group's proprietary sustainable energy segment. He also gained years of experience in the corporate and private tax sector at KPMG among others. In addition to a completed apprenticeship as a tax specialist, he holds a bachelor's degree in business administration in the fields of accounting and business taxation from the LMU Munich.

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Careers

Together, we can achieve change.

We are continuously looking for bright and committed minds to join our team, for people who share our vision to build a sustainable and clean future.

At Pelion, you will have the opportunity to join a rapidly growing company at the forefront of the net-zero transition and get insights into the most exciting companies and technologies in the renewable energy and decarbonization space.

With us, you will experience a high degree of responsibility and creative freedom from day one, working in a passionate and collaborative international team atmosphere with an entrepreneurial mindset.

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