02.11.2022

Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies appoints new Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

  • Dr Toralf Pohl joins the company as new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
  • New position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) established and staffed with former Head of Strategy Dr Andreas Lehmann

 

Germany/Erlangen, 2 November 2022. Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies opens a new chapter in its tremendous success story as a company with Dr Toralf Pohl joining as new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and former Head of Strategy Dr Andreas Lehmann filling the vacancy of the newly established position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). These new additions to the company’s C-level are testimony to the strong growth that Hydrogenious has seen in recent months – with no signs of slowing down. While the young company strives tirelessly to establish safe, large-scale hydrogen transport chains using liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC) to decarbonize global industry and mobility, the continued development and professionalisation of its management structures is also of highest importance.

As the new Chief Commercial Officer, Toralf Pohl contributes to the commercial department with more than 15 years of experience in international market and business development. His vast expertise spans product marketing and sales, but also JV-buildings and M&A activities in the renewable energy and power-to-X industry. Before joining Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies in October 2022, the business jurist with an MBA from European Business School in Oestrich Winkel (Germany) and Durham Business School (UK) served over a decade at the wind turbine manufacturer Senvion in various leadership functions, both in the holding as well as in the country operation for Canada. His last position was Executive Vice President International Project Development at PNE AG, a German Renewable Project Developer and IPP. At Hydrogenious, Toralf Pohl will manage international Business and Partnership Development in order to advance and sell LOHC solutions in line with the market on a strategic and structural level.

Dr Andreas Lehmann as the new Chief Strategy Officer brings over seven years of experience in the fields of strategy and corporate finance to the table. He worked as project manager at McKinsey and Company in their German Hydrogen Strategy team before joining Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies as Head of Strategy in 2020. He has a PhD in engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. To his entrepreneurial experience (projects e.g., with ETSI, DLR, ESA) comes his experience in international disaster relief in an honorary capacity as EU coordination expert. As the new Chief Strategy Officer at Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, Andreas Lehmann is responsible for company strategy, funding management and investor relations. Serving also as CEO of Hydrogenious LOHC Emirates, the regional spearhead of Hydrogenious in the Middle East, he is pushing LOHC-based hydrogen exports from the Arab region forward.

 

Statement

Dr Daniel Teichmann, CEO and founder of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies:
“I am proud to announce that Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies is expanding its C-level management with the purpose to further develop and professionalize our company’s governance and to support the strong growth and momentum that we see in the market. We are happy to have two new C-level executives with Dr Toralf Pohl as Chief Commercial Officer and Dr Andreas Lehmann as Chief Strategy Officer. Andreas Lehmann has been our Head of Strategy since he joined the company in 2020 and is already well established with Hydrogenious and our partners. With the establishment of a dedicated CSO position we strengthen our capabilities to create a LOHC ecosystem with dedicated partners along the hydrogen value chain. Furthermore, I am particularly happy that we were able to win Toralf Pohl for our company. With his extensive experience in the renewable energy industry, he will further develop our commercial and sales organisation and enable significant growth both in Europe and internationally.”

Dr Toralf Pohl Dr Andreas Lehmann Hydrogenious CCO CSO

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Dr Toralf Pohl, Chief Commercial Officer at Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies © Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

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Dr Andreas Lehmann, Chief Strategy Officer at Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies © Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

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