Marc Weissgerber

Executive Director

Marc Weissgerber is Executive Director (Geschäftsführer) of E3G's Berlin office.

Marc Weissgerber

He was Group Managing Director of the European Institute of Technology Climate-KIC, EU’s largest climate innovation organization, operating in 30 countries; among others he led the sustainable finance work and the accelerator program, which promoted more than 1,000 European startups. 

With the founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, he was working on strategies for post-coal Germany, and co-founded with him Bauhaus Earth, an international high-profile organization dealing with the future of cities and the built environment, inspired by the historic Bauhaus in Weimar.    

Previously, he was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Veolia, the world’s largest environmental service provider, in Germany, managing a broad portfolio of energy, water, and circular economy activities and assets, with 10,000 employees and two billion euro turnover. Prior to that, Marc held several international executive leadership position at E.ON group with European-wide responsibilities for 10 years, following a career in M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) banking. 

He is Founding Member of the Economic Council of a ruling party, Member of the Management Group at Friedrich Ebert Foundation and its Expert Group on Energy and Climate, and Member of the Advisory Board of the Oxford-based Amazonia Impact Venture, an award winning innovative Investment Fund active in the Amazonas region and beyond. 

In individual advisory roles, he has worked with the United Nations in the Middle East, the European Investment Bank, and several global investment funds, strategy consulting firms and leading corporates in the cleantech and sustainable investment space. 

He holds two Master’s degrees from Frankfurt University and the University of Cambridge and received further education at Oxford and Harvard.

He was Group Managing Director of the European Institute of Technology Climate-KIC, EU’s largest climate innovation organization, operating in 30 countries; among others he led the sustainable finance work and the accelerator program, which promoted more than 1,000 European startups. 

With the founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, he was working on strategies for post-coal Germany, and co-founded with him Bauhaus Earth, an international high-profile organization dealing with the future of cities and the built environment, inspired by the historic Bauhaus in Weimar.    

Previously, he was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Veolia, the world’s largest environmental service provider, in Germany, managing a broad portfolio of energy, water, and circular economy activities and assets, with 10,000 employees and two billion euro turnover. Prior to that, Marc held several international executive leadership position at E.ON group with European-wide responsibilities for 10 years, following a career in M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) banking. 

He is Founding Member of the Economic Council of a ruling party, Member of the Management Group at Friedrich Ebert Foundation and its Expert Group on Energy and Climate, and Member of the Advisory Board of the Oxford-based Amazonia Impact Venture, an award winning innovative Investment Fund active in the Amazonas region and beyond. 

In individual advisory roles, he has worked with the United Nations in the Middle East, the European Investment Bank, and several global investment funds, strategy consulting firms and leading corporates in the cleantech and sustainable investment space. 

He holds two Master’s degrees from Frankfurt University and the University of Cambridge and received further education at Oxford and Harvard.

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