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.

Man­age­ment Board

Hans-Peter Floren

Hans-Peter Flo­ren

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.

Sven Sönnecken

Sven Sön­neck­en

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.

Erik Schäfer

Erik Schäfer

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


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).

Advi­so­ry Board

Harald Zenke

Har­ald Zenke


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.

Burkhard Wagner

Burkhard Wag­n­er


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.