17-18 May 2022
Dom Pedro Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal



Christian Pho Duc

CTO & Managing Director H2 & PtL Projects

Christian Pho Duc is heading the hydrogen activities of Smartenergy and is also in charge of solar projects in Germany. His many years of international management experience, his marked technical background and, last but not least, his multicultural roots make him ideally suited for this task. After over 5 years of expanding E-Mobility on the water as SVP Sales at market leader Torqeedo he is now eager to provide clean energy to the installations worldwide. Christian spent already 5 years in the Solar Industry at Smartenergy Renewables, Nanosolar and Solyndra developing solar projects as managing director and VP Sales in EMEA and India. Prior to his engagement in the renewable energy space, Christian worked for 15 years in the semiconductor industry, always at the leading edge of technical innovations launching what were then the most highly integrated memory chips. He marketed high-end products for Infineon, Giesecke & Devrient and Siemens on the international stage, holding a number of management positions. Christian holds a master’s degree in semiconductor physics and microelectronics engineering from Cambridge University and master’s degree in physics from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich and showed an early interest in the market potential of new technologies. He undertook research at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics into high resolution detectors that today orbit the earth in satellites.

17 May
 - 10:50 BST (UTC +01:00)
  • In a dramatically changed energy market environment, the driving forces to develop Hydrogen projects have changed and become even stronger
  • Increased renewable hydrogen competitiveness with fossil fuel based alternatives has fostered the shorter term demand in more applications
  • Huge acceleration on RES deployment and a level playing field for SMEs is required to achieve the ambitious volume targets by RePowerEU