Kirsten WestphalExecutive Director at H2Global Stiftung
Dr. Kirsten Westphal is Executive Director at H2Global Stiftung and leads the independent Analysis & Research Division. H2Global provides a platform for know-how exchange, information and discussion for the public. The purpose of the H2Global Foundation is to promote the protection of the environment and the climate. Promoting the production and use of Green Hydrogen and other climate-neutral energy carriers at national, European and international levels is the major focus of H2Global. The primary objective is the timely market ramp-up and import of Green Hydrogen and Power-to-X (PtX) products to Europe. Kirsten is also a Member of the National Hydrogen Council. Between 2008-2021, she worked at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. Among other tasks, she headed the project “Geopolitics of Energy Transformation – Hydrogen” funded by the Federal Foreign Office, where she serves as an external advisor now. She was a Member of the Expert Panel to the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation in 2018-2019 and contributed to the Commission’s Report “A New World”, published in 2019.