Our core team
Robert is our Head of Operations based in Hamburg (Germany). Prior to joining AQ Green TeC in July 2021, Robert worked for Aquila Capital’s internal audit division for approx. five years. He had previously spent four years at KPMG’s audit financial service devision in Hamburg. He graduated from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg with a degree in business law in 2012.
Head of Operations
Cara has spent over 14 years working with online portfolios for various brands and industries, including 5 years working in B2B sustainability media. Apart from managing all active projects for AQ Green TeC, her core roles include bridging the gap between various stakeholders and service providers, design and providing a consulting arm on all things multi-media/ online.
Verena joined AQ Green TeC as Senior Client Manager in January 2022 and is based in Hamburg, Germany. Before joining AQ Green TeC, Verena worked for Aquila Capital for approximately eleven years in the fields of client advisory services, product marketing and fund reporting. Prior to that, she spent a total of four years as Head of Marketing at the investment house ATLANTIC, a company of the Rickmers Group Germany. She studied Communication Design at the Hamburger Technische Kunstschule.
Senior Client Manager
Sid is an experienced project manager and strategy consultant with a background in corporate carbon strategies. He has developed carbon reduction and offsetting strategies for clients such as Volkswagen and HelloFresh. Sid has experience as Head of Climate Action and Head of Operations in climate tech and co-founded his own agency to develop international carbon compensation projects.
Consultant: Head of Carbon Management
Dioné joined Aquila at the beginning of 2022 as the marketing & communications manager. Before that she worked for a digital signage start-up, where she led the marketing department. Previous to that she worked in the field of performance recruitment. At the recruitment start-up she developed the business concept and the business plan. Her experience within the hospitality industry has strengthened her customer service understanding.
Marketing & Communications Manager
David has spent 20 years consulting across the commercial aspects of sport and entertainment. It was during his time as an Advisor to Formula E, the purpose driven electric motor racing series, that he was inspired to start his own journey towards sustainability. David teamed up with Aquila Capital to launch AQ Green TeC and is driven by the prospect of enabling collective action in the global fight against climate change.
Sarina is a Chemical Engineer working as a sustainability and carbon consult. Her focus is on assisting organisations with credible sustainability and carbon reporting as well as advising on and supporting their ESG strategies. Her experience includes project management as well as investment analysis and governance in the petrochemical industry and business development in the South African educational robotics and coding sector.
Lloyd is well recognised within the field of corporate sustainability and carbon, consulting to companies to develop resilience and value creation strategies using best-practice models and standards. He has worked with global brands such as Chevron, Berry Plastics, Sasol, Afrisam, Wescoal, Astrapak, Saint-Gobain, Schneider-Electric, BASF, and extensively with leading listed and non-listed entities, including NGO’s and industry associations, in various sectors.
Head of Consulting
Marion comes from a motorsport events background and has joined AQ Green TeC in January 2022. Prior to joining, she spent 4 years as a Senior Event Experience Manager at Formula E - the first single seater world championship - where she implemented numerous sustainable actions at the heart of the fan zones which made a tangible impact in the carbon footprint reduction of the organisation.
Jost Rodewald is Managing Partner and operational director of AQ Green TeC and xRIT Group, which was founded by him in 2019. Prior to founding xRIT Group, Jost Rodewald held various management positions at Aquila Capital and was jointly responsible for building up the group and served as spokesman of Aquila Capital Management GmbH and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Maria Wenske joined xRIT Deutschland GmbH in 2019 as Manager Operations and is responsible for the German group operation. Previously, Maria Wenske held various positions at Aquila Group for almost 10 years, after holding various positions at auditing and consulting companies.
In more than 13 years in project development, Wolfgang has been designing and implementing 60+ emission reduction projects in 14 countries, certified according to VERRA VCS, Gold Standard or the United Nations CDM. He has served customers such as Microsoft, LinkedIn, Commerzbank and the German Parliament. As a consultant in numerous assignments, Wolfgang supported navigating the international carbon markets. He is owner and shareholder to its own project developer companies.
Consultant: Project Development
Hugh is an experienced corporate affairs leader with over 30 years of agency and in-house experience with WPP agencies Hill and Knowlton and Cohn & Wolfe, followed by stints at Microsoft and Three UK the mobile network operator. After leaving Three UK in 2015, Hugh set up his own agency focused on telecoms, media and technology clients with an increasing bias towards carbon, culture and personal brand building. He is also Non-executive Chair of Ethex, the positive investment platform.
Head of Public Affairs
Our Advisory Board
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), which he founded in 1992. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University (China), and member of numerous learned societies. As a senior scientist, Schellnhuber has been appointed to various positions and served as scientific advisor to a number of eminent political and religious leaders.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Experienced Professor, skilled in Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Climate and Environmental Science, Urban development and transformation; Founder and enabler of business opportunities in the field of sustainability science, advisor of international bodies and institutions.
Prof. Dr Jürgen Kropp
Co-Founder, Bauhaus der Erde. Former Chief Financial Officer of Veolia Germany - Veolia being the world`s largest environmental services group. Previous positions include CFO of Climate-KIC, EU´s leading climate innovation organisation, various international finance executive roles at E.ON group and investment banking. Among others he holds an MBA from Cambridge University.
Our Research Panel
Thiago Garcia has more than 15 years of working experience as an environmental engineer on sustainable development issues including climate change adaptation and mitigation projects, implementation of renewable energy infrastructure in developing countries, regional development, and water/environmental policies.
Research Analyst at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU). Master of Public Policy (MPP), Hertie School of Governance.
Youth Advisory Board
Nazra Noushad is the co-founder of The Climate Crew (TCC), a community of the world's top youth activists, innovators, environmentalists, political scientists and climate leaders on a mission to meet our global 2030 climate goals. Prior to TCC, Nazra lead growth and community at The Knowledge Society, a youth tech accelerator. She's done research deep dives into cellular agriculture, retrofitting, and computer vision for self-driving cars.
Cassia is a 20-year-old researcher and climate activist from Toronto, Canada. Throughout high school, Cassia worked on several climate-focused technology projects, including creating transparent solar panels with quantum dot nanoparticles and developing AI algorithms to slow overfishing. Following high school, Cassia joined the Community and Marketing teams at The Knowledge Society to help expand the startup to five new cities.