Wattify, Germany’s first Crowd Investment Platform with fully compliant banking crypto security tokenisation of renewable energy projects, is proud to announce that Claudia Marcusson has joined as CEO starting August 1st 2022.
Claudia has been working in the financial industry for more than 20 years in the U.S., U.K., Germany, The Netherlands and Singapore. Her last role was Global Head of Client Experience Center at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore in which she led a team to run innovative co-creation programs with corporate clients worldwide. Since 2018, she has been an Adjunct Lecturer on emerging technologies, corporate innovation, digital transformation and sustainability at the National University of Singapore and gives trainings to corporates and C‑suite executives. She worked in various leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank, ING, NN Group, ABN AMRO and State Street. Claudia built her name in the entrepreneurship scene as an investment advisor to Venture Capital funds in Europe and Singapore and a mentor and advisor to several Accelerators in Germany, Singapore, Korea and India.
Wattify was founded end of 2021 as a Joint Venture of STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS) GmbH and YOUKI GmbH with the goal to make sustainable investment accessible for all. Through the underlying green blockchain technology, Wattify’s crowd investment platform offers fullest transparency to investors and a simplified and completely digitized investment process as well as a regulatory compliant platform infrastructure for issuers of renewable energy projects.
Wattify offers direct access to 100% green energy, which until now was only accessible to major banks and institutional investors. With Wattify also retail investors are able to invest in these kinds of assets, thanks to the minimum investment amount of only one (1!) Euro.
Michael Stoussavljewitsch, co-founder of Wattify and Managing Director of YOUKI, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Claudia as CEO of Wattify. She brings a unique mix of international experience that spans banking, investment management, financial technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. We are very excited to have such a high calibre executive on board.’
André Kremer, CEO of STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS) GmbH said: “Over the last six months, we have built Wattify, a game-changing platform for investors in our impact projects. Together with Claudia, we are now entering into our next corporate phase: in a few weeks’ time, the Wattify app will be available for download in the app stores, which marks a new era for all those who want to make their investments simpler, more sustainable and more transparent in order to ensure a sustainable future.”
Claudia Marcusson added: ‘I am really excited to join a fantastic team that is disrupting and innovating the classical way of impact investment. I have a strong conviction about the vision to enable individuals worldwide to make impact investments into energy assets starting at 1$ and by doing so contributing to CO2 reduction. Wattify makes this happen by offering a fair and transparent return on investment, with lower handling fees and in a secure and regulated way. To me Wattify represents the perfect combination of using the newest technologies and generating high returns in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. I see this as a new extension to the existing financial industry and I look forward to leading the Wattify team and business to becoming the top player in this industry.’
About STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS) GmbH
STEAG Solar Energy Solutions GmbH is a globally active service provider in the renewable energy sector with headquarters in Würzburg (Bavaria). From development and construction of turnkey large scale solar parks (Utility Scale), operation and maintenance (Energy Services) to comprehensive energy solutions for industrial applications (Energy Efficiency), we are your partner of choice.
About YOUKI GmbH
YOUKI GmbH is a specialist in cutting-edge blockchain solutions and software development, having several patents pending in the field of blockchain on smart meter gateways and bespoke smart contracts. Since 2017, it has been developing and supporting a comprehensive portfolio of integrated hardware and software infrastructure solutions based on blockchain.
YOUKI GmbH uses Smart Meter Gateways (SMGW) of intelligent metering systems (iMSys) to establish a software-as-a-service platform for applications in the field of blockchain technology. Each SMGW, in addition to its original function as a data hub for communication with a metering point, is also used as a blockchain node in a separate network. The goal of technological development is to make it a little more user-friendly every day and thus applicable to industry and business. YOUKI’s applications are already successfully applied in the agriculture and energy industry.