Apricum, a transaction advisory and strategy consulting firm specialized in renewable energy and cleantech, announces the appointment of Prof. Eicke R. Weber to the senior advisor team. Prof. Weber is one of the world’s leading solar experts with an extensive career spanning decades in research, academia and business in Europe, Asia and the USA.
“I’ve followed the progress of Apricum since Nikolai founded it in 2008 and have been impressed by the team of experts he has brought together and the impressive track record of projects. Now that I have moved back to Berlin, I am looking forward to contributing to a range of advisory projects around the world,” said Prof. Weber.
“I am thrilled that Eicke has agreed to join the Apricum team as senior advisor. Eicke is without doubt, one of the giants of the solar industry. With his depth of technical expertise, outstanding business acumen and unparalleled experience, his contribution to a range of renewable energy projects will be immense and of extreme value to our clients,” said Apricum Managing Partner Nikolai Dobrott.
In his new appointment, Prof. Weber will join Apricum’s senior advisor team, who comprise high-caliber industry leaders, investment bankers, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs blending academic and business prowess and attracted to Apricum for the nature, variety and complexity of its projects. Residing in more than 10 countries around the world, the senior advisors work alongside Apricum’s full time staff as required by the project, resulting in an outstanding offering for clients.
Up until April this year, Prof. Weber was the CEO of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS), which he joined in 2017. From 2006–2016, he led the world-renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the largest solar energy research institute in Europe; he also served as professor of physics and applied sciences at the Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany during this period. Prior to this, Prof. Weber held the position of professor of materials science for 16 years at the University of California, Berkeley up until 2006. As professor emeritus he remains part of this renowned institution. Prof. Weber is currently the vice president of the International Solar Energy Society ISES and serves as advisor to several start-ups in Germany, the USA and China.