Burkhard Holder

Job Title
Managing Director
VDE Renewables GmbH

More than 20 years experience in the Solar Industry Sector, Applied Research Area and Energy Policy Initiatives

Since January 2011:
Global Marketing Director, Cluster Director PV
VDE Institute, Headquarters Germany

Since March 2009 Current (part-time):
Chief Advisor to the CEO and Management
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
(via Holder Consult)

Until January 2009:
Vice President International Business Development,
Head Regional Office Asia/Pacific, Singapore
Solar-Fabrik Group

International Spokesman Photovoltaics, German Solar Association (BSW)

Since 2001:
Management positions in the Board of Directors (Sales), Solar-Fabrik Group

1995 - 2001:
Executive Director / General Secretary, International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

1986 - 1998:
Different management positions in the internationally recognized Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany
- Head of Administration and Technical Infrastructure
- Head of Commercialization and International Affairs
- Appointment to several expert panels by the Board of Directors of the Fraunhofer Society, Munich (Human Resources, IT, Quality Management)

In Parallel 1996 - 2004:
Appointed expert for renewable energy policies and industry development to the German Government

Speaker during the high-level segments of several United Nations
Conferences and Side-Events in New York, Paris, Johannesburg (e.g. Commission on Sustainable Development, CSD)

Speaker and Policy Consultant on behalf of the German Government for the German Export Initiative on renewable energy and energy efficiency (e.g. United States of America, Greece, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, Cuba)

Advisor / Executive Liaison Officer to the President European Renewable Energy Centers Agency (EUREC), Brussels

June 15, 2023Welcome and Introduction


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