Christoph is a partner at Emerald, leading the development of the Global Energy Transformation Alliance (GETalliance), an open innovation alliance with ambitious energy firms globally. Christoph is also a professor and advisor to the President of the Swiss Federal Technical Institute in Lausanne (EPFL) and a member of the Foundation Council of the Energy Web Foundation (EWF). Prior to joining Emerald, Christoph was CEO and Secretary General of the World Energy Council (WEC) for ten years and, before that, senior director and member of the Executive Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in charge of energy. Christoph received his PhD es sc. from EPFL. He holds a diploma in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in energy economics & management, a master’s degree in econometrics, and a master’s degree in applied ethics.