Dr. Lars Schernikau

Dr. Lars Schernikau is energy economist, entrepreneur, commodity trader, and author. Educated at New York University in the US, INSEAD in France, and TU Berlin in Germany, he has worked with commodities and energy for two decades in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America. Previously, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group in the US and Germany.

Lars is a shareholder in the Berlin based, German publicly listed commodity trading firm, HMS Bergbau AG

Prof. William Hayden Smith

Prof. William Hayden Smith is Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Prof. Smith received his PhD from Princeton University.

Marco Montefiori

Marco Montefiori has more than twenty years of corporate experience in energy commodity trading for some of the largest energy companies in the world, both private and governmental. He has run due diligence processes, invested in, fundraised for, advised and mentored early-stage startups in the energy transition across the spectrum from electricity retail to battery technologies, photovoltaic, hydrogen and lithium extraction. As founder and president of the INSEAD Energy Club in Switzerland, he hosts energy events with the founders and senior leadership of disruptive technology companies in the energy sector, including carbon capture, solar thermal, and nuclear fourth generation. He is a certified Sivananda yoga instructor.

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