Roland Kaeppner is leading the hydrogen and clean fuel activities within NEOM Energy Sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since October 2019. He has been pioneering for a future hydrogen economy in various leadership positions for more than a decade. Before joining NEOM, he has been Executive Vice President for Energy Storage and Hydrogen within thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, starting and heading their business activities for electrochemical green hydrogen production and redox flow battery technology. Before that, Roland joined McPhy Energy S.A. as Executive Member of the Board and CEO for their operations in Germany and Asia Pacific, developing their innovative hydrogen portfolio and preparing the company for an IPO. Within 13 years in the industrial plant engineering business of Siemens Industrial Solutions, he embarked on the green molecules avenue by starting up their business and technology activities for Hydrogen PEM Electrolyzers. Roland holds engineering degrees from the Polytechnic Aalen, the University of Manchester and the Management Center St.Gallen.