Sven Heiligtag

Ex Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Oxford

Stream: Climate

At present, I am an early-stage investor and mentor in startups in the electrification sector.

The electrification revolution represents one of the most attractive investment opportunities: It is large, it is growing and it is radically changing the way industries, customers and governments operate. This will offer outsized financial and environmental impact opportunities in particular for the “early birds” – this is why my focus is on pre-seed and seed opportunities. I invest in these opportunities with a number of former colleagues from the energy and startup world via Vireo Ventures with our new Vireo Electrification Fund coming soon as well as through my own vehicle Energy 4.0 Ventures.

In addition, I am supporting and advising corporations, infrastructure and financial investors engaging in at-scale electrification and hydrogen business opportunities and transformations across the value chain.

Previously, I have been 20 years with McKinsey & Company in the Electric Power & Natural Gas (EPNG) practice, leading our practices in Germany and Japan as well as our Global EPNG Strategy, Corporate Finance and Risk service line.