Christian Erich Grütte is an independent advisor with more than ten years experience in the renewable energy sector. He advises utilities, IPPs, manufacturers, developers and financial investors on renewable strategies, business development and financing internationally. His specific experience includes the assessment of regulatory, technology and development risk in many countries around the globe. Further, his focus is to assess and create the ability of renewable energy projects to be financed both from equity sponsors and debt lenders.

Christian is a recommended speaker at leading international renewable energy conferences and executive trainer on technology, policy and financing topics. He forms part of the Working Group ‘Financing the Energy Turn-around’ in Frankfurt and was one of the first members of the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy, as well as of EWEA, ACORE, LAWEA, EUBIA, ESHA and EGEC.

He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Berlin and serves as a part-time lecturer in the Renewable Energy Finance Studies Program of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

His passion for nature lead him to sail in many offshore races, such as Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Newport-Bermuda Race, ARC Las Palmas-St.Lucia, Transpac Los Angeles-Honolulu. His outdoor activities also made him finishing an Ironman triathlon, various marathons , the South Coast Trek of Tasmania, Q-Trek Torres del Paine and the Camino de Santiago in Spain.