Even in the energy sector all good things come in threes — the team of Aliquantum brings them all together: expertise, experience and a good, over the years grown network.
The Aliquantum team combines competence in sustainable energy from hydropower with experience in Europe-wide projects. It has many years of expertise not only in international project development and acquisition, but also in cooperation with government institutions as well as large energy companies. In addition, Aliquantum benefits from a unique network in the target markets and sound contact to the public sector.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Hans-Peter Floren is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aliquantum Energy plc and one of the top European managers in the energy sector. As head of the E.ON Ruhrgas division, he influenced the gas business of the past 20 years, for example, with Gazprom and subsequently worked as a board member of the Austrian public utility company OMV. In addition to his involvement in the Board, Hans-Peter Floren is also personally involved as a major shareholder in the company.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Sven Sönnecken is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Aliquantum Energy plc. He worked for several years in the M & A department of the Rethmann Group. In one of the infrastructure companies, he was responsible for quotas and company evaluations, and was involved in numerous acquisition projects as well as in infrastructure contracts won over EUR 100 million. In addition, Sven Sönnecken was an investment manager for a Düsseldorf investment company. He is, inter alia, expert for financial models and company evaluations.
Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)
Erik Schäfer is one of the founders and directors of Aliquantum. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in founding, financing and developing companies. In the last decade, Erik Schäfer focused on energy and renewable energy companies and in this context, joined the Energy Council of Foreign Investors in Turkey as well as the International Hydropower Association (IHA). Erik has established a global network into the financial services, investment and investors industry and has extensive experience in structuring financing vehicles in the private investment area as well as for stock exchange listed companies. In addition to his commitment to Aliquantum, Erik Schäfer is currently the CEO of Fakt International AG and a member of the advisory board of the strategy consultancy ADVYCE. He also is very actively involved in the WHU — Otto Beisheim School of Management where for 20 years, he was chairman of the alumni organization In Praxi and is currently member of the Dean’s Advisory Board.
John W. Cutts
John W. Cutts is Chairman of Aliquantum Energy plc. He can refer to more than 30 years of experience in international investment banking, among others. At Amro (today ABN Amro), Samuel Montagu (now HSBC) and WestLB.
In addition, he had positions in the industry at Rolls Royce and Ansafone. For the past 14 years, John Cutts has headed Pall Mall Capital, a London-based private investment banking firm. He graduated from the University of Sussex and completed his MBA at the INSEAD in France with distinction.
John Cutts is a member of both the Foundation Committee and the INSEAD International Council. He is a member of numerous supervisory and advisory boards, among others. The Investment Banking Advisory Board of AD Invest (formerly The Abu Dhabi Investment Company).
Currently a Managing Director at North Channel Bank, Harald is the former Speaker of the Management Board at KFW IPEX-Bank, the export and project finance arm of KFW. Prior to that, he was responsible for the European corporate banking and Corporate Finance division as Executive VP Europe at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.
Senior Partner at Advyce with 20+ years of experience in strategy consulting, focusing on business unit strategy, marketing and sales. He advises financial service providers, professional services and technology companies. In recent years he has intensively addressed the development and servicing of bad banks across Europe.