Martin Giesen became Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Power AG when 3i invested in the company in May 2007. Dr. Giesen is an Executive Board Member and a Founding Shareholder of Advanced Power AG.
Dr. Giesen joined Advanced Power AG in 2001 as Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Giesen was primarily responsible for the development of the Malženice Power project which was successfully sold to E.ON in 2006. Prior to his involvement with Advanced Power Dr. Giesen provided development and consulting services with respect to power generation and gas procurement to companies such as RWE, NUON and InterGen. Until 2001, Dr. Giesen worked for InterGen as Vice President with regional responsibility for Germany, the Benelux countries and Scandinavia and as Regional Development Coordinator for all of InterGen's development activities in Europe, Africa, the Middle-East and South-Asia. Prior to his involvement with InterGen, Dr. Giesen worked for TransCanada PipeLines.
Dr. Giesen gained a B.Sc. (First Class Hons.) in Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Sussex in the UK.