Christoph is a Venture Partner of the firm. He has spent the last 15 years as CEO of Torqeedo, the world’s leading marine electric motors business which has been part of DEUTZ AG since 2017. He co-founded the business in 2005 and built it up to annual revenues of c. €40 million. In addition to being responsible for Torqeedo’s strategy, financing and organisation, Christoph also played a key role in managing Torqeedo’sproduct strategy, international sales and brand development. He remained Torqeedo’s CEO after the company was acquired by DEUTZ AG for €75 million in late 2017 but has just retired from that role to join Sustainability Investors as a partner. Prior to founding Torqeedo, Christoph worked for Gardena AG and began his career with McKinsey where worked for 5 years as a management consultant. Christoph studied business administration at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, where he also gained a PhD with research into market models and market revolutions in the specialist field of marketing.