WAT­TI­FY appoints
indus­try vet­er­an as CEO

Clau­dia Mar­cus­son joins Wat­ti­fy GmbH as new CEO, com­ing from Stan­dard Char­tered Bank, Sin­ga­pore. Wat­ti­fy GmbH is a Joint Ven­ture of one of Europe’s largest renew­able ener­gy solu­tion providers, STEAG Solar Ener­gy Solu­tions (SENS) GmbH, and YOU­KI GmbH, a cut­ting-edge blockchain solu­tion house.

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.

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