Executive Director of Hydrogen & Green Fuels
Roland Kaeppner is the Executive Director of Hydrogen & Green Fuels within the Energy sector at NEOM. Roland leads all hydrogen and clean fuels initiatives and activities, supporting NEOM in its ambition to be the first at-scale region to be powered by 100% renewable and sustainable energy, guided by ambitions for regenerative development.
Roland has 15 years’ global experience in hydrogen and green fuels and has been an advocate for a future hydrogen economy for more than a decade. Prior to joining NEOM, he was Executive Vice President for Energy Storage and Hydrogen at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, where he established and led their electrochemical green hydrogen production and redox flow battery technology businesses.
Roland was previously Executive Member of the Board and CEO of Germany and Asia Pacific at McPhy Energy S.A., developing their innovative hydrogen portfolio and preparing the company for an IPO. Before that, Roland spent 13 years with Siemens Industrial Solutions in their industrial plant engineering business. In this role, he developed their Hydrogen PEM Electrolyzers business.
Roland holds degrees in Engineering from Polytechnic Aalen, the University of Manchester and the Management Center St.Gallen.