Constantin Schwaab

CEO, Wirelane GmbH

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Berlin

Stream: Health

Constantin Schwaab is a serial entrepreneur, an impact investor, an endurance sports athlete and a devoted dad of three kids. His lifetime’s work is dedicated to improving the human condition through technology. Constantin is currently CEO of Wirelane, a company he founded in 2017 with a mission to electrify mobility. The company, which has won top awards for its charging station design, is active across Europe and is one of the continent’s leading specialist providers of hardware, software and app solutions.

An enterprising business leader, Constantin leverages commercial ventures as a means to better people’s lives. He is focused on building and investing in businesses that are inclusively and transparently governed, that bring beneficial social and environmental impact along with financial return. Companies he has previously founded and run include: Plain Energy, a Europe-wide photovoltaic power producer and power plant operator; Kinoheld, a market-leading ticketing platform, subsequently acquired by CTS Eventim, an international entertainment corporation; and Rebelio Holding, one of Europe’s largest e-commerce sites at its time, which he sold to NYSE Euronext Loyaltouch.

Constantin’s interest in the role of technology and commitment to using renewable and non- polluting sources of energy began in 2006. Inspired by Al Gore and his defining keynote, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and undeterred by industry resistance and unsupportive public opinion at the time, he founded Plain Energy a year later. His pioneering and audacious entrepreneurial efforts have been profiled in the media, including Forbes and Handelsblatt.

An emerging speaker at conferences and events, Constantin is especially informed to speak on and discuss topics such as: growth in times of scarcity, building and leading planet-positive, people- centered and profitable businesses, the role of technology in improving the human condition, and next generation energy and mobility solutions.

Constantin studied political dciences at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München in Germany, Universitat de Barcelona in Spain and Université de Genève in Switzerland. He speaks German, English, Spanish and French. When he is not at his desk or by his laptop and phone, he can be found in the mountains hiking or climbing, or back-country skiing with his family.