Christian Riester joined Bax & Company in January 2019 where he now supports the Energy Efficiency cluster as a junior innovation consultant. Prior to that, he was responsible for the development of innovative business models for emerging technologies at the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research in Barcelona.
As a graduate of InnoEnergy’s Joint Master’s Program in Renewable Energy, he holds a double degree from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) and Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal). His education in sustainable energy technologies was combined with in-depth training in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management at ESADE Business School in Barcelona.
His previous academic background lies in Chemical Engineering with a bachelor’s degree from Universitaet Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) which was complemented by a study abroad at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He gained his first professional experience as an intern in the department for renewables of a leading engineering consultancy in Stuttgart, Germany.
Outside of the office, Christian enjoys the outdoors, whether it be surfing or hiking in summer, snowboarding in winter or just exploring the enchanting streets of Barcelona.
He speaks fluent English, intermediate Spanish and German is his native language.