Roland Käppner is heading the new business segment “Energy Storage and Hydrogen” within thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG since July 2017. This segment belongs to thyssenkrupp’s Joint Venture with Industria DeNora (thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers) and promotes large scale water electrolysis for the production of Hydrogen as well as grid-scale Redox Flow Battery Systems. Before, he has been Head of Business Development and Sales for the Industrial Solutions business area. Prior to his engagement with thyssenkrupp, he has been with McPhy Energy S.A, where he was executive board member and responsible as CEO for the group operations in Germany, Northern/Eastern Europe, China and Asia Pacific. From 1999 to 2012 he held various leadership functions in the Siemens Industry Sector such as VP for their Industrial Service business in North and South America and Chief Strategy Officer for the Industrial Technologies Group before he started the Siemens business activities for Hydrogen Solutions as EVP. Roland holds degrees from the Polytechnic Aalen, the University of Manchester and the Management Center St.Gallen.