Our Management

David Wortmann is the owner and managing director of the consulting agency DWR eco GmbH that he and Doreen Rietentiet founded in 2012. He has extensive expertise in fields of business development, public affairs, public relations and strategic consulting in environmental technologies, renewable energy and sustainable development. Wortmann started working in the field of clean tech and renewable energies back in 2000 and is well connected across various sectors of the industry worldwide. In politics, he worked as a research assistant in the German Bundestag for major protagonists of the energy transition such as Hermann Scheer. He supported the creation of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) in the role as Director of International Policy Affairs. In the consulting company he worked on the government side for the Industrial Investment Council as Head of Asia based in Tokyo and later for the Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) as Head of the Energy and Environmental Technology Department. In industry, he worked for First Solar as director of strategic planning and most recently as vice president of public affairs for the EU. Thereby he accompanied the expansion of the production facility in Germany, as well as important pieces of energy legislation. David Wortmann is a frequent speaker on conferences and acted, among other things, as a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University in the United States. He has published numerous technical papers in the fields of sustainable development and energy and is the managing director of the Berlin -Brandenburg Energy Network.

Doreen Rietentiet has advised the clean tech and renewable energy sector as a communications strategist since 2004. Her extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry as well as her extensive network of media stakeholders worldwide makes her an invaluable asset to DWR eco. She has specialized in the development and implementation of media strategies, campaigns and content in the field of clean tech, sustainability and start-ups. Before entering the clean teach sector, Doreen Rietentiet has worked as an international journalist in the United States, Great Britain and Japan. For more than a decade, she covered two presidential elections, the UN Millennium Summit, 9/11 and many other stories of international relevance for media organizations, such as CNN International, German ARD, ITN and the European Broadcast Union. She. After returning to Berlin in 2005, Rietentiet was hired to produce Sabine Christiansen’s English-language program “Global Players” for CNBC. In 2005 she was asked to establish the German Renewable Energies Agency, where she worked closely with former UNEP Director Klaus Töpfer. Doreen Rietentiet also oversees the global PR strategy and outreach work of the Falling Walls Foundation and helps industry associations and companies like Hermes with their sustainability strategy.

Our Senior Advisors

Niels Schnoor is a Senior Consultant in Public Affairs and responsible for the development and implementation of political strategies. Prior to joining DWR eco, he worked at The Federation of German Consumer Organisations in the Energy Sector, where he was closely involved in energy policy legislation and the work of the ministries. He has wide experience in working with politics, associations and the media. During his studies of economics, he was also employed at the Kiel Institute for World Economy.

Jakob Medick is a Senior Analyst at DWR eco, working primarily on the analysis of political and economic framework conditions for renewable energies and sustainable technologies. His current focus is on issues related to the further development of the German and European electricity markets. He’s also active in strategy development and the coordination of internal processes at DWR eco. While still a master’s student in Agroeconomics, Medick gained experience in energy policy consulting at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin and at an international agency.

Jonathan Gifford brings as a Senior Consultant his extensive network and experience in the solar and storage sector to the Public Relations and Strategy team of DWR eco. With a wealth of innovations and engaging project and technology stories to tell, Jonathan is developing content for our clients, to reach beyond established media platforms to engage directly with businesses and consumers. Jonathan had worked with pv magazine global since 2011, and has deep knowledge of key cleantech growth markets and ecosystems including his native Australia, the U.S. and Southeast Asia.

As a Senior Advisor at DWR eco, Andrea Hötzeldt is our expert for entrepreneurship and start-ups. Prior to joining DWR eco in April 2014, Hötzeldt worked at several Berlin communications agencies and at the European Parliament. She studied Political Science at the Free University of Berlin and worked after graduating at a social science institute in Berlin where she was responsible for European Commission research projects.

Hans-Josef Fell is a Senior Advisor at DWR eco and President of the Energy Watch Group (EWG). From 1998 to 2013, he was a Member of the German Bundestag. As author of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), he laid the foundation for the internationally acclaimed German energy transition. Fell also contributed extensively to the improvement of framework conditions for renewable energies at both the European and global level. His expertise makes him an internationally sought after speaker at congresses and conferences on energy issues.

Heiko Stubner is Senior Advisor at DWR eco. With his multifarious long-time experience in the renewable energy business, he supports DWR eco regarding political assessments and strategies. Aside from advising the DWR eco consulting staff, Heiko Stubner is Head of Politics at the Bundesverband Erneuerbarer Energien e.V. and Freelancing Consultant for companies with a background in renewable energy development. Before he worked at the Bundesverband Erneuerbarer Energien e.V., Heiko Stübner worked as Assistant and later Office Manager for several Members of the German Parliament and then became project manager at the Agora Energiewende.

As Senior Advisor for DWR eco in Brussels, Ludovica Gambone manages clients in the energy, environmental, and sustainability sectors. She has a decade of professional experience in the political operations of the European Union as staffer in the office of a Member of the European Parliament and Manager at the internationally active agency Burson-Marsteller. Since joining DWR eco, she has successfully supervised a variety of European and international campaigns and advised clients on strategic issues. Gambone studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Louvain (Belgium) and speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese in addition to Italian.

As a Senior Advisor Jörgen Klammer supports DWR eco in the thematic fields of technology and engineering. Previously, Klammer supported large renewable energy producers in the area of technology transfer and gained experience in the areas of science, development and users within a product life cycle. A graduate in electric engineering, Jörgen Klammer contributes his expertise in the application and implementation of energy concepts with 100 per cent renewable generation and smart consumer and producer monitoring and control systems.

Prof. Eicke Weber is a member of the  Senior Advisor team at DWR eco. He is a world renowned expert in the field of solar energy. Following 23 years in his faculty position at UC Berkeley, the physicist led the Fraunhofer institute for solar energy systems (ISE) and assumed the position as founding president of the German Energy Storage Association (BVES) in Freiburg, Germany. Weber is also a member of the advisory panel for the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore. Hi current position is the CEO of the BEARS program for scientific cooperation between the University of California, Berkeley and Singapore Universities. He is member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering Acatech.

As a Senior Advisor at DWR eco Angelina Galiteva works to structure and advance the implementation of cutting edge energy policies that reflect the increasing role of renewable energy, storage, mobility and distributed energy technologies worldwide. She is founder of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute and also serves as an Expert Renewable Energy Speaker for the US Departments of States. Angelina Galiteva’s industry experiences spans from serving as a Principal at a renewable energy product design firm to the utility sector as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the New York Power Authority. She is an attorney and holds a J.D. and LLM Degrees, specializing in Environmental and Energy Law.

Eveline Lemke is an expert, lateral thinker and guide for the raw materials transition. Between 2011 – 2016 she was Minister for Economic Affairs, Climate Protection, Energy and Regional Planning and Deputy Prime Minister in Rheinland-Pfalz. As a learned steel merchant with practical experience from the scrapyard, Zero Waste or 100% Circular Economy is no theory for her. She is the founder of Eveline Lemke Sustainability and Circular Economy Consulting. Lemke is also on the board of the environmental technology network Ecoliance e. V. For DWR eco and our customers, Eveline Lemke will provide advice on issues relating to the circular economy, sharing economy, but also on the development of alternative business models and other topics of a sustainable economy.

Our Advisors

Erica Johnson is a Senior PR-Consultant at DWR eco. A strategic communications professional from Southern California, Johnson has served as a spokesperson on environmental sustainability issues and clean technology for more than a decade and has communications expertise working within public, private, academic and non-profit sectors. Johnson worked as an executive communications director with one of the United States’ largest solar integrators for seven years. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Business Administration, where she received six university awards for her leadership. She is currently receiving her Master of Arts in International Relations at Freie Universität Berlin. San Diego Magazine named Johnson finalist for Woman of the Year in 2015 for her leadership in business and the environment. 

Charlotte Hornung is a Public Affairs Consultant at DWR eco and is responsible for the implementation of political communication strategies at the federal and EU level. She is currently engaged in projects in the energy innovation, energy efficiency and circular economy sectors. Before joining DWR eco, she gained experience in the EU Public Affairs office of a company in the mobility industry as well as at an international PR and PA agency in Berlin. Charlotte Hornung graduated with a Dual Masters of Public Affairs and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris and Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and holds a Bachelor in European Studies from Maastricht University.

Siglinde Svilengatyin is an Advisor at DWR eco. She researches and analyzes topics of energy policy, compiles newsletters, and accompanies strategies for corporate communication. Prior to DWR eco, Siglinde Svilengatyin gained experience in the public affairs department of a Berlin communication agency, in the press department of a theater and previously as an intern at the GIZ. She completed her master’s degree in political science at the FU Berlin and is currently studying a MBA in Sustainability Management.

Gregor Keck is a consultant at DWR eco. With his special expertise in Business Development, he supports our customers in managing and promoting new business sites and evaluating possible investments. After studying Management with focus on Business Economics in Manchester, Leipzig and Berlin, he gained over 6 years of Marketing experience at BASF in Istanbul and Berlin. Since June 2015, he manages Marketing for DWR eco at the CleanTech BusinessPark Berlin.

Elena Leuschner ist an intern at DWR eco and supports the Public Affairs team. Before joining DWR eco, she studied politics and public administration at the University of Konstanz. Together with other students Elena Leuschner founded the first Green Office in Germany, which is an administration department at the University that is managed by students. In the course of her work for the Green Office, she published the first sustainability report of the University of Konstanz and focused on the efficient use of resources at the university.

Jonas Blüdorn is supporting DWR eco as PR intern. Before he was working for DWR eco, he studied “Politics, Administration and Organisation” at the University of Potsdam. During his studies he was able to do internships in Mongolia and Usbekistan for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. After he finished his Bachelor program, he received first insights in the field of political communication by doing an internship for the political agency Johansson+Kretschmer. Besides working for DWR eco Jonas Blüdorn is studying “Ressource Economics and Sustainable” at the University Bologna.

Employees of our projects

Komila Nabiyeva is since the end of 2014 project manager at the Energy Watch Group. The Energy Watch Group is an international network of scientists and parliamentarians, providing independent scientific studies on global energy issues. After her master’s degree in European studies, Komila Nabiyeva was communication consultant and trainer at the UN among others. She also writes as a freelance journalist on climate and energy issues.

As Networking Associate to the Berlin Brandenburg Energy Network, Jenny Herden manages the organization’s networking platform and supports the member companies in realizing the transition towards clean, renewable energy. Previously, Jenny Herden gained experience as project manager for renewable energy at a consulting agency and studied International Marketing and Global Communication in Berlin, Cambridge and Ahmedabad. Her research paper „Megacities and Sustainability in India“ was funded by the German Ministry for Migration and Refugees.

Our support

Jan Wilms works as a freelance Creative Consultant and Copywriter for DWR eco. His areas of expertise include conceptual design, copywriting, editing, and creative direction for brand magazines as well as the production of company films and consulting in the automotive and mobility sectors. As a freelance journalist, he writes for the technology and motor sections of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Welt, neue energie, Automobilrevue, Die Presse, Tagesanzeiger, and others. Wilms also works as a freelance copywriter, creative director, and consultant for Joschka Fischer & Company, smart, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Mazda, Renault, Toyota, Hyundai, MAN, Setra, Germanwings, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, PwC, Air Liquide, voestalpine, and others.

Mike Mühlberger works as a Media Coach and Video Producer for DWR eco. As a bilingual TV and radio journalist, he has years of experience producing news pieces, magazine articles, and reportages for German, British, and North American media. For ten years, he’s worked as a media and crisis communications coach for international companies and organizations. Mühlberger specializes in energy and security policy and has trained, individually and in groups, more than 100 international specialists and managers how to deal with the media. He also develops and produces different video formats to implement social media strategies.