Dr. Thiemo Gropp

Managing Director
DESERTEC Foundation

Thiemo Gropp studied physics in Karlsruhe and Tucson. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Frankfurt. After 10 years as founder, managing director and board member of various biotechnology companies, he decided to enter the field of renewable energy, which has always been one of his favourite fields of interest. In 2009, he co-founded the DESERTEC Foundation and became its director in 2010. Thiemo Gropp is dedicated not only to promote DESERTEC as a solution but also to further develop it as a global civil society movement to support the transition to renewables.

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