Nils studied Business Administration and Law at the EBS University and at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is managing director and co-founder of Sunfire GmbH, a technology company addressing a key challenge of today’s energy system: The conversion of renewable electricity, carbon dioxide and water
into fuels and gases to replace natural gas and crude oil. At Sunfire he is responsible for business development, sales & marketing, advocacy and investor relations. Nils successfully raised more than 50 million Euro in venture capital financing from world-renowned investors. In 2019, the company was awarded “Global Cleantech 100 Company” for the fifth time. Since 2016, Nils is Board Member and Energy Chair of Hydrogen Europe, the European industry association representing over 120 companies in the fuel cells and hydrogen industry and the industry representation of the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. In addition, Nils is a founding member of the Desertec Foundation and a member of the Wirtschaftsforum der FDP.