Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schnettler
Armin Schnettler is an internationally positioned engineering personality, most recently CEO of the New Energy Business Unit at Siemens Energy, who ideally combines operational business responsibility and academic innovation and research. For more than 20 years, he has actively accompanied and stimulated the energy turnaround in Germany and throughout Europe and has been able to make trend-setting decisions himself or to stimulate them as a highly respected neutral advisor.
He has a proven track record in the strategic and operational development of a future hydrogen economy that ensures a sustainable orientation of future energy supply, mobility, and industrial processes through sector coupling. In addition, he has broad experience in the field of future-oriented technologies such as power-to-X, e-fuels, and fuel cells. Furthermore, he is Operating Partner of FiveT Hydrogen, the 360° financial partner of the hydrogen industry, developing an investment fund family focused exclusively on clean hydrogen – including the world’s first and largest infrastructure fund already launched together with Ardian in the Hy24 joint venture.
Armin Schnettler is the Vice President of the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE) and a member of the supervisory and advisory boards of various companies in Germany and Europe. Prior to that, he was head of the Siemens group research activities in the field of energy and electronics and was full professor and director of the Institute for High Voltage Technology of the RWTH Aachen University for many years, board member of the Research Association for Electrical Systems and Power Industry FGH e.V., Mannheim, and co-founder of various successful consulting companies, e. g. Umlaut Energy (today part of Accenture).
Armin Schnettler holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund, where he also earned his doctorate in 1992.
His consulting focus is on technology and innovation strategy, the technical and economic evaluation of renewable energy projects and companies as well as sector coupling and international positioning.