As of May 1st, Lex Hartman will join the management of ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH. He will be chairing the executive board, which will be comprised of him and Frank Pawlitschek, PhD, one of the company’s two founders. With this decision, the company’s shareholders – among others, Heinz Dürr Invest, EDF, Next47 (a subcompany of Siemens dedicated to venture capital) and Honda Motor Company – aim to strengthen its international development.
Lex Hartman (born 1956) worked with the Dutch-German distribution grid operator TenneT for the last 20 years. He became a member of the managing board of the TenneT Holding BV in 2008 and from 2010 on, he led the German subsidiary company TenneT TSO GmbH as CEO.
“In joining forces with Lex Hartman, we are picking up on ubitricity’s growth process. I am convinced that his long-standing and rich operative experience will complement the board of executives perfectly and that he will have great success in leading the company forward together with Frank Pawlitschek,” said Gregor Matthies, chairman of ubitricity’s supervisory board. After Germany and the United Kingdom, ubitricity is planning to start operations in further European and global markets in the near future. Herein, ubitricity’s co-founder, Knut Hechtfischer, will continue to oversee the strategic developments of new markets.
“I am very much looking forward to this challenge. Electric mobility is one of the decisive topics of the energy transition and will see a swift global development over the next few years. With their smart charging and billing solutions for electric vehicles, ubitricity will accelerate this expansion even more”, said Lex Hartman. The company’s products do not only make it much easier to charge electricity anywhere, anytime. With the mobile electricity meter, drivers also get to choose the electricity provider for their electric vehicle. “This does not only strengthen the liberalization of the energy market, but also competition between providers, ultimately making electricity for cars cheaper than electricity for households,” Hartman continued.
About ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH
Charging electric vehicles with renewable energies exclusively and using them as distributed storage systems for the energy grid was the goal when ubitricity was founded in 2008. Today, the company based in Berlin and London is one of the leading providers of intelligent charging and billing solutions for electric vehicles. Herein, ubitricity combines technological know-how, like the development of the mobile electricity meter, with the possibilities of digitalization, creating a data platform for new mobile electricity services. Among the sharholders of the company are the IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and Earlybird Venture Capital.