People creating impact

Hydropower Evolutions relies on a highly experienced, dedicated, and performance-driven team of industry professionals. Our core team represents the starting point for reaching out to a great number of talented hydropower engineers within our global network.

Management Team

Klaus Engels

Dr. Klaus Engels, Managing Director

PhD and MSc in Electrical Engineering, MSc in Economics

Comprehensive technical and commercial expertise in the worldwide energy industry, in-depth analytical, strategic and cross cultural skills with strong entrepreneurship and performance orientation

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Bernhard Miller

Bernhard Miller, Managing Director

MSc in Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration St. Gallen (MBA-HSG)

Technical and financial management of complex projects, strong analytics, strategy and business development, key account management, cultural intelligence, future-oriented mindset and action

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Office Jakarta 

Oliver Frönd

Oliver Frönd, Senior Hydropower Expert

MSc in Civil Engineering

Due diligences, planning, design, and construction of small to mid-scale hydropower projects in emerging markets such as Southeast Asia and Africa including management of site investigation and operational training

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Liza G. Januar

Liza G. Januar, Business Development Manager

BA Cultural Science, BA in Public Relation and Marketing Communication

Project management office, coordination and support of external partners, suppliers and stakeholders, relationship management and business development Indonesia

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Jessica Gurusinga

Jessica Gurusinga, Project Management Office

BA in Economics

Business administration, accounting, controlling, tax, supplier relationship management


International Team

Rob D'Eon

Dr. Rob D'Eon, Senior Environmental Expert 

PhD in Conservation Biology, MSc in Wildlife Ecology, BSc in Forestry

Environmental impact assessment and mitigation planning according to international standards such as IFC Performance Standards, strong technical background in terrestrial ecology, conservation biology, technical writing and reporting

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Rachel Lorenzen

Dr. Rachel Lorenzen, Senior Environmental Expert

PhD in Resource Management, MSc in Agricultural Science

Identification, impact assessment and mitigation of environmental, social, health and safety issues, development of practical and appropriate solutions to minimize environmental impacts and project risks

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Stephan Lorenzen

Dr. Stephan Lorenzen, Senior Social Scientist

PhD and MA in Social Anthropology

Sustainability development with particular focus on social impact and risk assessment, monitoring and mitigation, baseline studies as well as cultural heritage management according to international standards


Dr. Peter Droogers, Senior Hydrologist

Contracted expert from our partner FutureWater
PhD in Soil Physics, BSc in Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering

Exentsive expertise in hydrology, hydrometry, hydrological modelling, irrigation, climate change, remote sensing and computer simulation in the context of water resource management and hydropower


Daniele Battaglia

Daniele Battaglia, Senior Geologist

Contracted expert from our partner Georisk
MSc in Engineering Geology, MSc in Structural Geology

Geotechnical expert for hydro plants and tunnels, engineering geology, rock and soil mechanics, risk evaluation, modeling, management and supervision of site investigations and monitoring systems


Martina Aigner, Team Assistant

Office Administrator

Customer management systems, travel management, coordination of commerical support functions, incl. IT, procurement, accounting, controlling and tax. 


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If you are interested in joining our team as a service professional on a freelance or permanent basis, please engage with us by submitting your résumé.