Team

Our rapidly growing international team in Munich works with enthusiasm and energy industry expertise to implement our shared conviction 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, such as the increasing relevance of Power Purchase Agreements, 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.

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Ulf Oesterlin
Co-CEO and Founder
  • 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
Fabian Herberg
Co-CEO and 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
Thomas Lorenz
Chief Operating Officer
  • 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)
Jannik Hoffmann
Chief Financial 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
Samuel Beck
Senior Manager - Project Development
  • Team Lead project development Netherlands and New Markets
  • Former independent Energy Policy Consultant and a former Strategy Consultant at Arthur D. Little’s Utilities & Alternative Energy Practice with more than four years’ industry experience, focusing on renewable energy
  • M.Sc. in Energy Economics from Heriot-Watt University, B.Sc. in Renewable Energy Management from Weihenstephan University, and studies of Politics and Economics at Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
Sarah Berdias
Senior Manager - Project Development
  • Leading project development in Spain (PV and wind onshore) and Germany (wind onshore), responsible for internal process management of development projects
  • Former Project Manager for wind energy projects at ABO Wind in Argentina, with more than five years' experience in the renewable energy sector
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from TU Dresden
Lilly Denninger
Team Lead - People & Communications
  • 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
Leslie Dietrich
Associate - Operations & Digitalization
  • Responsible for office management and supporting operations and digitalization
  • Master student in Environmental Science at Open University (Fernuniversität) in Hagen and B.Sc. in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich
Maurits Engelsman
Associate - Project Development
  • 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.
Constantin Gadilhe
Associate - Project 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)
Vera Gröner
Team Lead - Asset Management
  • 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
Ginevra Guzzi
Team Lead - Project Development
  • Responsible for the development of new utility-scale wind and solar projects in Italy
  • Former Energy Consultant at Charles River Associate supporting clients in strategic and litigation matters across North America, with over three years' experience in the energy sector
  • B.Sc. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, with specialization in Sustainable Energy
Iuliia Iskhakova
Associate - Structured Finance
  • Responsible for structured finance activities such as financial modelling and sourcing financing for renewable projects
  • Master student in Quantitative Finance at Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel (Germany), B.Ec. in World Economics and International Business from Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg (Russia)
Lisa-Sophie Huber
Manager - Operations & Digitalization
  • 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
Laura Kaiser
Intern - Asset Management
  • Supporting the asset management team in the German market
  • Master student 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
Maximilian Keinert
Senior Manager - Project Development
  • 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
Uli Leibfritz
Team Lead - Finance & Accounting
  • 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
Nikolas Maskalik
Manager - Asset Management
  • 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
Latoya Nitzinger
Manager - Operations & Digitalization
  • Responsible for operations with a focus on financial transactions as well as reports in the sense of the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance
  • Joined Arvantis Group in 2017, with a total of ten years of professional experience in office and operations
  • Educated in Würzburg at the Institute for Medical-psychological assessment in the sector office management
Joyce Osagie
Associate - People & Communications
  • 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
Melanie Ostermayer
Manager - Asset Management
  • 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
Sonia Pessina
Intern - Asset Management
  • Responsible for asset management in Italy
  • M.S. 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
Meike Riede
Associate - Project Development
  • 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
Matteo Ranieri
Team Lead - Asset Management
  • 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)
 
Jan Rönn
Senior Associate - Structured Finance
  • Responsible for securing financing for renewable energy projects at Pacifico
  • Former Project Finance Associate at Finance in Motion in Frankfurt, with over 3 years of experience in financing renewable energy projects in emerging markets
  • M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt
Vanessa Palat
Senior Associate - Accounting
  • 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
Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos
Intern - Project Development
  • Responsible for project development in Greece
  • Former Associate Lawyer at the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP S.A.) with experience in corporate litigation, regulatory affairs and compulsory enforcement proceedings
  • MBL in European and International Energy Law from the Technical University of Berlin and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Francesca Pedron
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
Roberto Pizzini
Senior Manager - PPA & Offtake
  • Team Lead  PPA & Offtake at Pacifico
  • Former Renewable Energy Strategy and Procurement Manager at Amazon, Energy Trader at Statkraft, and previous experiences with Cargill and the United Nations
  • M.Sc. in International Management from Bocconi University in Milan and University of Cologne (CEMS program)
Karolina Pytko
Team Lead - Project Development
  • 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
Leopoldo Sartori
Associate - Project Development
  • Responsible for the development of utility-scale solar projects in Italy
  • Former analyst for Longevity Partners, a sustainability consulting firm in London, UK.
  • Two years of experience in energy efficiency, power generation and sustainability certification projects
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Energy Studies obtained at the University of Waterloo in Canada
Tom Schelo
Senior Associate - Project Development
  • Responsible for project management of wind and solar development projects in Germany, and technical lead for battery and hydrogen projects
  • Former management consultant and part of the management at the Center for Digital Technology and Management
  • Doctoral degree in electrical engineering, M.Sc. and B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Technical University of Munich
Valentin Schuster
Senior Associate - Project Development
  • Responsible for project management of wind and solar development projects in Germany, the Netherlands and in New Markets with over two years' experience in the sector
  • Legal, technical and financial analysis of wind and solar projects as well as market analysis for new market entries in European countries
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Management & Technology from Technical University of Munich
Pawel Siara
Manager - Project Development
  • Responsible for development and construction management as well as asset management in Poland
  • Former Associate at EDF Poland and Valeo Thermal Systems, supporting project and improvement management
  • EIT InnoEnergy Master School graduate, M.Sc. in Energy Engineering and Management from IST Lisbon, and B.Sc. in Energy Engineering from AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow
Ivan Tissera
Team Lead - Engineering and Construction
  • 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
Alba Fonseca Topp
Senior Associate - Asset Management
  • 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
Andrea Zeggio
Senior 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

Toward a clean energy future 

Our corporate culture combines the creativity and pragmatism of entrepreneurs with the rigorous discipline and drive for excellence of a professional investor. This is also reflected in our corporate values.

Our Corporate Values


Contribution to Sustainability
Driven Entrepreneurs
Professional Investors
Personal Integrity
One Team
Personal Growth
We contribute to the renewable energy transition

We consider the environment in everything we do

We build a successful company that sets new standards

We act entrepreneurially – dynamic, courageous and flexible

We are thorough and reliable, and keep our promises

We handle investors' funds as if they were our own

We expect fairness and honesty

We treat everyone with respect – inside and outside the company

We communicate openly

We value and require everyone's opinion

We give space and support for professional growth, and share expertise generously

We take individual ownership and are willing to learn