Dr. Karsten Wilbrand holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Technical University of Aachen and did his PhD in energy systems at Hamburg University of Technology.
From 1996 to 2003 Karsten worked with international engineering and consulting firm, as director of the department of energy systems and member of the management board.
He joined Shell in 2003 and assumed various technical and managerial roles. As Regional Manager he was responsible for Shell’s Fuels R&D in Germany. As Innovation Manager he looked at alternative and strategic fuels R&D programs from 2013-2017, before he established the e-mobility application team in Shell in 2018.
Since 2020 he looks after alternative fuels and future mobility as Shell’s Senior Principal Scientist.