Who we are and what we do


Knut Hechtfischer

Cleantech enthusiast, experienced team and company builder from idea to exit. Masterminded and co-founded ubitricity, including patent family. Strong on product; lobbied and developed ubitricity in UK from first lamppost chargepoint to market leader. Raised 50M€+ funding. Regulatory lawyer, MBA by training. Plays the trumpet.


Dr. Arwen Colell

Energy policy specialist with a love of social innovations. Believes in evidence-based decision making at all levels, and the integration of knowledge and experience. Therefore linked science and citizens for better policy recommendations on sector transformation at the MCC, and connected developers and users for ubitricity. Co-founder of a cooperative to buy the Berlin power grid. Professional optimist. Arwen holds a PhD from the Bavarian School of Public Policy (TUM). Sings opera, oratorio and one note samba.


Jan Weil

Developer with 20 years of experience from Assembler to Kubernetes and a secret passion for smart audio software. Designed the foundations of mobile metering at the PTB, led the development of the SmartCable for ubitricity and was the CTO of Urban Energy. Convinced that the combination of technology and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship is key to solving the challenges of the next decades. Jan holds a degree in electrical engineering (TU Berlin). Plays the electric bass.


Marie-Carole Girbal

Finance professional with a background in M&A and energy. Worked in transactions with KPMG Paris and in controlling for Veolia (Germany). Wanted to work more hands on and switched to ubitricity in 2013, where she built the main accounting, billing and controlling processes and lead the finance team. Passionate about digitalization with a special gift for efficient processes. Marie-Carole holds an MS in Accounting & Finance from Université de Paris and an MA in international economics and finance from Brandeis University in Massachusetts (USA). Carole does not play an instrument, but very much enjoys cooking Fresh specialty dishes.


Dr. Ulrich Schuster

Systems architect. Believes that a sound understanding of any problem is half the solution. Passionate and enduring learner. Engineer by training, with experience from integrated circuits and electric vehicles to software architecture, both hands on as well as in leading positions with Robert Bosch GmbH, ubitiricty and CompuGroup Medical SE. Uli holds an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Berkeley, and a PhD from ETH Zurich. Plays the clarinet.

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