Simon has been working as a junior analyst advising our Co-Founder and CEO, Ingmar Juergens. In addition to supporting Ingmar, he works on projects relating to sustainable investment gaps and needs, sustainable finance taxonomies, and on expanding our portfolio in these thematic areas. Prior to this, Simon worked on the project “Financing the European Green Recovery” where he was leading the “Electricity Grids Flagship” in the “Six sector-specific ideas for Czechia’s green transition” module.
Concurrently, Simon is also reading for a MSc in Politics & Technology and Management & Technology at Technical University Munich, TUM, where he focuses – on the social sciences side – on Climate and Energy Policy and – on the natural science side – on Energy Technology. Simon is working on his thesis in Sub-Saharan Africa, writing about private sector participation in the voluntary carbon market under Art. 6 of the Paris Agreement in collaboration with the TUM Sustainable Energies, Entrepreneurship and Development Center, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) and the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He also co-initiated the founding of a technical university in Burkina Faso in 2018 which he still supports through capacity-building activities.
Previously, Simon worked as an intern in the Bavarian and German parliament, at the German Foreign Affairs Office, and for a management consulting boutique. He is fluent in German, Spanish, Portuguese, and English and is professionally capable of working in these languages.