Chairman, South Pole Group
Christoph joined the South Pole Group in 2007 after 12.5 years with McKinsey & Company, Inc. where he worked as a Senior Expert for Emissions Trading and Electric Power & Natural Gas. At South Pole Group he is Chairman of the Board, CFO and one of the main shareholders.
South Pole Group is a world leader in sustainability solutions, particularly in carbon credits. The company has executed several projects in Iran.
At McKinsey Christoph was responsible for the Review of EU Emissions Trading Scheme for the EU Commission in 2005 and 2006 and advice to the UK Department of Industry and Trade concerning National Allocation Plan for 2008-2012 Kyoto period.
Christoph holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe University, an MSc in Energy Management & Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and IFP School, Paris, and a PhD in Economics in the field of Energy from Oldenburg University. His studies also included extensive internships in France and South Africa.