Manager, Berlin office, KIC InnoEnergy
Dr. Dirk Bessau is leading the Berlin office of KIC InnoEnergy. KIC InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, offering a complete support package to entrepreneurs in the commercialisation and development of their companies and products as a seed investor. Dirk has a distinct and long-time experience in the energy industry.
He started his career in the energy market in a utility company as assistant to the CEO before he became member of the management board and leading the organisation and business development. In addition, he was general manager of a corporate venture with the focus on renewable energie. This was followed by the position as chief executive of the German Wind Energy Association and as managing director to build up the GASPOOL Balancing Services GmbH to one of the largest gas market areas in Europe.
Dirk Bessau therefore has a deep expertise in the transformation of the energy industry in the field of power, gas and heat, in energy production projects, in startup management and energy politics. He completed his studies in economics at the Universities of Konstanz, Lund and Leipzig, where he also received his doctor´s degree.