A strong team
combining
entrepreneurs
and sector experts.

Our team

Acting on our shared belief that renewable energy is key for a sustainable future.

Our rapidly growing international team in Munich works with enthusiasm and energy industry expertise to acting on our shared belief that renewable energy is key for a sustainable future. With our knowledge, intelligent solutions, and committed teamwork we develop and run renewable plants profitably, and thus prove their competitiveness in the energy market.

The Pacifico team relies on many years of experience in project development and planning, asset acquisition, financing, as well as in the construction and operation of renewable energy plants in Europe. Comprehensive knowledge of the European electricity markets and current industry trends round off our competence profile. Thanks to our flat hierarchies and collaborative approach, we remain flexible and can react quickly to arising opportunities in the market.

56

Team Members

15

Nationalities

32 /24

Men / Women Ratio

Values

Our culture combines the creativity of entrepreneurs with the rigorous discipline of a professional investor.

Contribution to Sustainability

We contribute to the renewable energy transition. We consider the environment in everything we do.

Driven Entrepreneurs

We build a successful company that sets new standards. We act entrepreneurially-dynamic, courageous and flexible.

Professional Investors

We are thorough and reliable, and keep our promises. We handle investors’ funds as if they were our own.

Personal Integrity

We expect fairness and honesty. We treat everyone with respect – inside and outside the company.

One Team

We communicate openly. We value and require everyone’s opinion.

Personal Growth

We give space and support for professional growth, and share expertise generously. We take individual ownership and are willing to learn.

  • Overall leadership of Pacifico, with particular responsibility for investment projects
  • Former Engagement Manager at McKinsey&Company, working in the energy sector since 2011, focusing on renewable energy
  • M.Sc. in Energy Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MBA from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Diploma in International Business from ESB Reutlingen

Ulf Oesterlin
Co-CEO & Founder

  • Overall leadership of Pacifico, with particular responsibility for renewable projects in development
  • Former Associate Partner at McKinsey&Company, working in the energy sector since 2008, focusing on renewable energy
  • M.Sc. in Economics from University of Cambridge, and Diploma in Physics from Humboldt University Berlin

Fabian Herberg
Co-CEO & Founder

  • Responsible for People & Communications, Operations & Digitalization as well as Asset Management at Pacifico
  • Former Energy & Digitalization Consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Manager at E.ON, working in the energy sector since 2011
  • B.Sc. in Management from Nordakademie (dual study degree with E.ON) and Master in International Business from Hult International Business School (Campus San Francisco)

Thomas Lorenz
Chief Operating Officer

  • Responsible for structured finance, finance & risk management as well as accounting
  • Former Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs in London, working in the financial services industry since 2015
  • M.Sc. in Mathematical Finance and B.Sc. in Mathematics from Technical University of Munich

Jannik Hoffmann
Chief Financial Officer

  • Supporting the green hydrogen team
  • Fromer working student at TÜV SÜD in the hydrogen departement
  • Bachelor student in Chemical Engineering at TUM (elective module: “Grundlagen der Energieversorgung”)

Daniela Luz Altit
Working Student - Green Hydrogen

  • Business Development functions with focus on energy storage products
  • Working in the new energy space since 2019 in both research (Germany) and commercial roles (Netherlands)
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Technology from the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands) and BSc Energy Engineering from University of Bologna (Italy) 

Francesco Benetti
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for new market expansion and investments
  • M.Sc. in Finance with specialisation in Corporate Finance from Nova School of Business and Economics and B.A. in Business Management from the University of Sheffield
  • Former Investment Banking Analyst at Drake Star Partners (TMT M&A) and Société Générale (Debt Capital Markets Syndicate). With previous Investment Banking experience as Intern with J.P. Morgan, HSBC, and Barclays

Tobias Berberich
Senior Associate - Business Development

  • Responsible for the development of green hydrogen and Power-to-X projects
  • Former Project Manager for Spanish solar projects at Green City AG
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and a double degree program in M.Sc. Development, Production, and Management in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on energies from the Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Camila Tubella Boada
Senior Associate - Green Hydrogen

  • Supporting the management of German assets
  • Former intern and working student at multiple consultancies and tech- startups
  • B.Sc in Management & Technology with specialization in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, accompanied by exchange semesters in Singapore and Cambridge

Matthias Conzelmann
Intern - Asset Management

  • Supporting the Structured Finance team
  • Former consulting intern at McKinsey & Company
  • B.Sc. in Technology and Management from the Technical University Munich

Selin Daldal
Intern - Structured Finance

  • Responsible for all people, culture and communications matters at Pacifico
  • Former HR Manager at KMS TEAM and Account Manager at Harvey Nash as well as working student at AGCO/Fendt and intern at Porsche Experience
  • B.A. in Tourism Management from the University of Applied Sciences Kempten

Lilly Denninger
Team Lead - People & Communications

  • Responsible for operational tasks, digitization projects and IT
  • Master student in Environmental Science at Open University (Fernuniversität) in Hagen and B.Sc. in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich

Leslie Dietrich
Senior Associate - Operations & Digitalizations

  • Responsible for the development of new PV projects in the Netherlands
  • Former finance Intern at Enerparc Inc. in Oakland and part-time Consultant Associate at LIOF in Maastricht
  • M.Sc. in International Business and Management from Maastricht University, Stellenbosch University and Aston Business School and B.Sc. in International Business from The Hague University.

Maurits Engelsman
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for project management of wind and solar development projects in Germany, including financial, technical, and legal analysis
  • Former Energy Consultant at m3 Management Consulting focusing on energy markets and Geotechnical Engineer at dibauco, working in the energy sector since 2017
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering with a focus on renewable energies and hydrogeology from the Technical University of Munich, with exchange semesters in Barcelona and Buenos Aires

Nadim Fayez
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Supporting the project development of battery and green hydrogen projects
  • Former working student at Siemens Energy in hydrogen and power-to-X business development & intern at Infineon Technologies in the power management and multimarket mivision
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Management & Technology with a focus on energy markets and power engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with study abroad experience in Australia and Italy

 

Alexandros Fistas
Working Student - Project Development

  • Responsible for Business Development and Strategic Projects
  • Former manager at SSE, Engie and ABO Wind. Working in the energy sector since 2014, focusing on flexible generation development and new markets entrance
  • Master in Green Management and Energy Economics at Bocconi University, and Master in Energy Engineering at Padua University

Marco Frascati
Team Lead - Business Development

  • Responsible for project management of wind and solar development projects in Germany including financial, technical and legal analysis
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Management & Technology with focus on energy markets and power engineering from Technical University of Munich, with exchange semesters in Zurich and Cambridge (UK)

Constantin Gadilhe
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for asset management in Germany and the Netherlands
  • Several years of experience in the asset management of German, French and Finish solar and wind parks
  • M.Sc.in Environmental Planning and Ecological Engineering from Technical University of Munich and B.Sc. in Management of Renewable Energies from University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Vera Gröner
Team Lead - Asset Management

  • Responsible for people & communications
  • Former working student at PwC in Corporate Health Management and intern at BMW Group in Leadership Development
  • B.Sc. in Business Administration and M.Sc. in Business Psychology

Sophie Grikscheit
Associate - People & Communications

  • Project developer of large-scale PV plants in Italy
  • B.Sc and M.Sc in Industrial Engineering from UPC in Barcelona as well as M.Sc in Energy Engineering with a major in Green power systems from the Polytechnic of Milano
  • Fromer Project Manager of small-scale PV projects for Residential and C&I sector in Envolta Energia Global SL in Barcelona

Aitor Marcotegui Güell
Associate - Project Development

  • Team Lead Operations & Digitalization
  • Responsible for all operational tasks, in particular financial transactions, structuring new processes and introducing digital tools
  • Former Order Process Specialist and User Acceptance Tester at Apple Inc. in Cork
  • M.Sc. in Supply Chain Management from Rotterdam School of Management and B.Sc. in International Business from University of Vienna and Copenhagen Business School

Lisa-Sophie Huber
Team Lead - Operations & Digitalizations

  • Supporting the Finance & Accounting team in financial modeling and reporting
  • Former intern/working student at Ernst & Young and Deutsche Bahn
  • M.Sc. in Management & Technology with a focus on Finance at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). B.Sc. from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Industrial Engineering and Management

Fabian Janz
Working Student - Finance & Accounting

  • Responsible for asset management in Germany
  • M.Sc. in Sustainable Resource Management at the Technichal University of Munich; B.Sc. in Political Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Former intern for climate change solutions at Munich Re as well as a working student for B2C Photovoltaic at E.ON and for financial cooperation of renewables for Latin America and the Caribbean at KfW

Laura Kaiser
Associate - Asset Management

  • Team Lead Project Development Germany
  • Former Investment Manager at Picus Capital and Consultant in Bain & Company’s Corporate Finance Practice
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Maximilian Keinert
Team Lead - Project Development

  • Currently writing a Master Thesis about the technological readiness and profitability of long duration energy storage for multiple business cases
  • Additionally supporting the Business Development team as a working student
  • B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering at DHBW Mannheim and currently pursuing a M.Sc. degree at TU Darmstadt in Energy Science & Engineering

Florian Kloryczak
Masters Student - Business Development

  • Supporting the development of utility-scale solar and battery storage projects in the Netherlands
  • Work experience in the UK within energy analytics R&D at natural power and as research assistant with The Royal Society in the field of bio-power. Consulting experience as part-time Associate with Aggancio in Sweden.
  • MEng & BEng Mechanical Engineering with focus on Energy & Entrepreneurship from the University of Glasgow, Energy system studies at Uppsala University and foundation year of Computer Science at Oslo University (UiO)

Siebe de Kort
Intern - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development of PV plants in Germany
  • Pursuing a B.Sc. in Information Systems at the Technical University Munich
  • Spent one semester abroad at the University of Copenhagen
  • Former intern at the Lighthouse Consulting department of KPMG

Leopold Landbrecht
Anaylst - Project Development

  • Responsible for intra-group financing, liquidity management and risk management
  • Former Consultant at KPMG’s Deal Advisory service line, focusing on valuations in the energy sector
  • M.Sc. in International Business from Maastricht University and B.Sc. in International Business from ESB Business School

Uli Leibfritz
Team Lead - Finance & Accounting

  • Responsible for People & Communications
  • Former People & Culture Manager at German FinTech StartUp, Wealthpilot GmbH
    and Regional Workplace Services Manager at US Tech Company, GoPro GmbH

Helena Leirich
Senior Associate - People & Communications

  • Supporting the development of PAS PV projects in Italy
  • Former intern in product quality and sustainability at Westwing
  • Master student of Sustainable Resource Management at the Technical University of Munich; B.Sc. in Environmental and Natural Sciences at the University of Genoa (IT)

Livia Liberto
Working Student - Project Development

  • Responsible for asset management of solar and wind portfolio in the Czech Republic and Poland
  • Former Product Manager at innogy Czech Republic and Trading Analyst at SPP Slovakia with experience in the supply side of the gas and electricity business
  • M.A. in Energy Economics from Sciences Po in Paris and B.A. in International Relations from MGIMO University in Moscow

Nikolas Maskalik
Manager - Asset Management

  • Responsible for the field of finance and accounting
  • Two years of experience as a department manager at Mango GmbH
  • B. A. in Business administration from Iwane-Dschawachischwili University Tbilisi and IHK graduation in Office Management with a specialization in accounting

Ketevan Mekerishvili
Analyst - Finance & Accounting

  • Responsible for people & communications
  • Former working student in Corporate Communications at Rohde & Schwarz and in Talent Acquisition at Siemens AG
  • M.A. in American History, Culture and Society and B.A. in North American Studies from the University of Munich

Joyce Osagie
Associate - People & Communications

  • Responsible for asset management in Germany
  • Former intern for technical management of wind and solar plants and master and working student at the Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE)
  • M.A. in Management from Zeppelin University and B.Eng. in Renewable Energies – Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Munich

Melanie Ostermayer
Manager - Asset Management

  • Responsible for accounting of several Pacifico companies
  • Former working student at Encavis Asset Management AG, with two years’ experience in the accounting and banking topics several companies
  • B.A. in Tourism Management from University of Applied Sciences Kempten

Vanessa Palat
Manager - Finance & Accounting

Barbara Paluszak
Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development of utility-scale battery storage and PV plants in Italy
  • Former short experience with PV power plants asset management
  • M.Sc. in Energy Engineering – Green Power System from Politecnico di Milano (M.Sc. Thesis in Madrid) and B.Sc. in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Milano

Salvatore Pecoraro
Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development of utility-scale solar projects in Italy
  • Former Key Account Manager at Milk the Sun with two and a half years of experience in sales of solar projects in Italy and other European countries
  • Single-cycle M.Sc. in Law from University of Bologna in Italy

Francesca Pedron
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development of utility-scale PV plants in Italy
  • 5 years experience in the energy field, with roles as Project Manager Sustainability at Amazon and Process Specialist Balancing at TenneT TSO
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Milano

Emma Pellizzari
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for asset management in Italy and the Netherlands
  • M.Sc. in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a focus on Sustainable Development, and B.Sc. in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Milano
  • Multiple study experiences abroad in Poland and Sweden

Sonia Pessina
Associate - Asset Management

Lara Pribylova
Analyst - Operations & Digitalizations

  • Responsible for the development of projects in Poland
  • Former Proposal Manager at Siemens Gamesa with over four years of experience in technical sales of wind turbine projects in Europe
  • B.Sc. in Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology

Karolina Pytko
Team Lead - Project Development

  • Responsible for strategic topics within the asset management team, responsible for asset management in Italy and referent person for asset management in Southern Europe
  • M.Sc. in Sustainable Processes Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Matteo Ranieri
Team Lead - Asset Management

  • Responsible for project management of wind and solar development projects in Germany including financial, technical and legal analysis
  • M.Sc. in Finance & Information Management (Technical University of Munich) and B.Sc. in Economics (Goethe University Frankfurt) with focus on quantitative finance
  • Former Global Markets intern at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs

Meike Riede
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development of renewable projects in Poland
  • Former Area Manager at Amazon and head of department in the Polish photovoltaics company SUNclever
  • M.Sc. in Product Engineering from Poznań University of Technology and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Gdańsk University of Technology

Beniamin Rumak
Associate - Project Development

  • Team Lead Green Hydrogen
  • Former renewable energy consultant for the EU Commission & private sector
  • Former researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with a Ph.D. in energy economics

Frederik vom Scheidt
Team Lead - Green Hydrogen

  • Team lead of the investment & development activities of our PV, wind, battery & PtX projects in the Dutch market
  • Previous experiences as project manager during the development and construction of renewable energy assets, in asset management,  and in legal, technical, and financial analysis of projects in various European markets
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Management & Technology from Technical University of Munich

Valentin Schuster
Team Lead - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development of utility-scale battery projects in Germany including financial, technical and legal analysis
  • Entrepreneur with experience in techno-economic modeling of energy storages
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Management & Technology with focus on energy markets and energy systems from Technical University of Munich

Jan Szembek
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for the project development and construction of projects in Italy and Spain
  • Former Project Manager for photovoltaic projects at Myenergy in Italy, with more than three years’ experience in the energy sector
  • M.Sc. in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from UNLP Argentina

Ivan Tissera
Team Lead - Project Development

  • Responsible for asset management in the Netherlands and Spain
  • Former Energy & Sustainability Strategy Consultant at Kalavasta, business development intern at Tesla Inc. and engineering intern at the European patent office with two years of experience in the energy sector and a focus on sustainability
  • M.Sc. in Physics from University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with a focus on Science for Energy and Sustainability and B.Sc. in Physics and Environmental Sciences from Utrecht University

Alba Fonseca Topp
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development of utility-scale PV plants in Italy
  • Former R&D power electronics engineer at the Huawei Nürnberg research center
  • Experience of 2 years in inverter’s failures and reliability and in PV field semi-automatic inspection techniques with own patented inverters novel feature
  • Honor B.Sc. in Sustainable Innovation & Electrical Engineering from TU/e in Eindhoven. Double M.Sc. in Energy Engineering from IST in Lisbon and UPC in Barcelona

Emanuel Vallarella
Senior Associate - Project Development

  • Team lead Structured Finance
  • Experience across Investment Banking and Structured Finance at J.P. Morgan and Nomura International in London
  • M.Sc. in Finance and B.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University (Italy)

Michele Velluto
Team Lead - Structured Finance

  • Responsible for the overall Transactions and M&A activities at Pacifico
  • Former Manager at Enel and OX2, working in the energy sector since 2011, focusing on M&A and Business Development
  • Master in Corporate Finance at London Business School and MBA at Politecnico di Milano School of Management and Indian Institute of Management (India)

Marco Vilardo
Team Lead - Transactions and M&A

  • Supporting the development of PV plants in Germany
  • B.Eng. Landscape Architecture from Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences

Justus Walter
Analyst - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development of utility-scale PV plants in Italy
  • M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a focus on turbomachinery and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano

Alessandra Zappulla
Associate - Project Development

  • Responsible for the development and construction of solar and wind projects in Italy as well as for feasibility studies for the installation of storage systems
  • Former Modeling Engineer in the field of energy storage systems and photovoltaic plants in Denmark and Germany with more than 3 years of experience in the energy sector
  • II level post-graduate master in Renewable Energy and Energy Transaction at Polytechnic of Milan, M.Sc. in Energy Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan

Andrea Zeggio
Manager - Project Development

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