Team

More than 40 bright minds in the interdisciplinary team

Motivation, curiosity and enthusiasm – the sources from which our team draws its energy are climate-neutral, emission-free and renewable every day. Hamburg Institut thrives on the spirit that working here is more than just a job. We want to make a visible difference with our special skills and personalities. The feedback from our clients confirms that we are on the right track. With the diverse and in some cases highly specialised competences in our ranks, we have long since ceased to be an insider tip in certain specialist areas – including heat storage, large-scale heat pumps and certificates of origin – and are now a preferred contact throughout the industry.

Hamburg Institut consists of two companies: Non-profit HIR Hamburg Institut Research gGmbH concentrates on research projects, while HIC Hamburg Institut Consulting GmbH focuses on the consulting business. Another important part of the company is the employee company Trimaran UG & Co. KG, through which numerous employees hold shares in the Hamburg Institut – currently around 25 per cent.

Get to know the people and expertise in the Hamburg Institut team!

Management

Dr. Matthias Sandrock
Managing Director

"It's not a question of whether we can afford renewables today - the question is how long we can afford fossil fuels."

Robert Werner
Managing Director

"A short time ago, many of our ideas were still considered crazy. Today they are indispensable for a successful energy transition."

Team

Mathias Ammon
Consultant

"We are developing the plans for tomorrow's concepts today."

Aileen Binici
Analyst

"The future is in our hands." (Mahatma Gandhi)

Johanna Bollow
Consultant

"It is important to me that my work brings our social activities more into harmony with nature."

Justus Börms
Consultant

"Even with small steps you can achieve big goals."

Elena Chvanova
Senior Consultant

"Don't spend time looking for an obstacle, there may not be one." (Franz Kafka)

Lars Gehlau
Graphic designer (freelancer)

"You cannot not communicate." (Watzlawick)

Max-Julian Gerlach
Consultant

"We don't just hope, wish and dream. We roll up our sleeves and do. "

Marleen Greenberg
Consultant

"When the wind of change blows, some build walls and others windmills." Chinese proverb

Dr. Sönke Häseler
Freelancer

Senior Researcher GHG Accounting | Energy Markets | Energy Policy

Jennifer Hobe
Team Assistant

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Timo Hoelzmann
Consultant

"Whoever does not want to change anything will also lose what he/she wants to preserve." (Gustav Heinemann)

Nico Jaeschke
Consultant

"There is no greater feeling than to use your work to drive the energy transition and thereby shape the future of the planet."

Ulrike Jeschka
Management Assistant

"Some are waiting for something to change, others are tackeling it and acting. We are the others."

Jana Kapfer
Senior Consultant

"Together we are facing one of the biggest and most important challenges of our time: a successful energy transition."

Marina Kemper
Consultant

"Let's be part of the transformation we need for a liveable future together now".

Judith Keßeler
Consultant

"What we do today determines what the world will look like tomorrow." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

Peggy Klatte
Internal project and programme management

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Philippa Kreis
Senior Consultant

"If everything is to stay as it is, everything has to change." (Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa)

Pia Kretz
Data Manager Climate Accounting

"They always say that time changes everything, but actually you have to change it yourself." (Andy Warhol)

Felix Kruse
Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant and Project Manager Climate Neutrality

Felix Landsberg
Senior Consultant

"We humans shape this world. Let's get it right."

Marc Lüdcke
Consultant

"If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail". (Mark Twain)

Moritz Metzler
Analyst

"The purest form of madness is to leave everything as it is and hope that something will change." (Albert Einstein)

Paula Möhring
Senior Consultant

"In Hamburg, the wind usually comes from the front. It clears our heads for good ideas and visions."

Thomas Müller
Consultant

"Where would we end up if everyone said where will we end up and nobody went to see where we would end up if we just went?" (Kurt Marti)

Juliane Mundt
Senior Consultant

"The difference between what is now and what can be is what you do."

Maja Overberg
Junior Project Engineer

"Do not lament what cannot be changed, but change what is to be lamented." (William Shakespeare)

Thies Paulsen
Junior Project Engineer

"How wonderful it is that no one has to wait a moment before they start to make the world a better place." (Anne Frank)

Dr. Henrik Pieper
Senior Consultant

"I can apply my interest in renewable energies to exciting projects here."

Karina Queisser
Karina Queisser
Senior Consultant

"One should not want to foresee the future, but make it possible." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Jakob Rohner Hamburg Institut
Jakob Rohner
Consultant

Consultant for climate-neutral companies and products

Dr. Alice Sakhel
Consultant

"It's always great to see how our ideas and concepts turn into real projects."

Stefan Schäfer
Finances | Controlling

"Most of all, we like to do exactly what many people think can't be done."

Johanna Schickling
Lawyer

"Le vent nous portera" (Noir Désir)

Kristina Schumacher
Consultant

"If you want the world to stay the way it is, you don't want it to stay." (Erich Fried)

Sandra Sehring
Management Assistant

"We are not only responsible for what we do, but also for what we don't do." (Molière)

Dr. Nikolai Strodel
Senior Consultant

"Those who want to, find ways; those who don't, find reasons."

Dr. Alexandra Styles
Senior Researcher

Every day we get a little closer to the sustainable heat transition.

Alina Thiele
Consultant

"Every day we can decide anew what influence we want to have on this world" (Jane Goodall)

Tobias Zimmermann
Senior Consultant

"Finally, the heat transition is getting moving. And we are contributing a small part to it every day."

Carolina Andree
Working student

"Be the change you want to see in the world" (Mahatma Gandhi)

Alina Hagel
Alina Hagel
Working student

"A smile costs less than electricity, but gives just as much light." (Abbé Pierre)

Julia Janßen
Working student

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” (Robert Swan)

Elena Kerscher
Working student

"We need to work with nature, not against it" (David Attenborough)

Simon Pongratz
Simon Pongratz
Working student

Intern District heating & Energy Systems

Carolin Schönemann
Working student

"The immediate switch to renewable energies is not a burden, but the greatest tangible social and economic opportunity for the future." (Hermann Scheer)