is a co-founder and managing director at Hamburg Institut and at the parent company Averdung Ingenieure & Berater GmbH. His consulting focus is on strategy and business development for companies in the energy industry.
After studying geography and business administration, he worked as a consultant for energy taxes and energy policy, as a research assistant at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Mannheim and as a management consultant. From 2001 to 2011 he was responsible for the procurement and sale of electricity as well as the construction of wind, hydro and solar power plants and their successful financing in the green electricity industry, including through citizen participation models and asset investments. In 2012 he co-founded the Hamburg Institut which merged with Averdung Ingenieure GmbH in 2019.
Robert has been active in the public debate on German and European energy policy for over 20 years.
He co-founded FunkelFeuer, a highly specialized consultancy for customer focused innovation. Hamburg Institut is in close collaboration with FunkelFeuer.
His current consulting focus:
- Development, evaluation and risk analysis of strategies and business models
- Consulting for investors and energy providers
- Marketing and communication strategies for renewable energies
- Certification and design of green electricity products