Sebastian is an expert in renewable energy and management systems for climate protection and sustainability. In the late 1990s, he helped to found Germany’s first pure green power company. He is a founder, manager, and recognized expert in the renewable energy business sector.
In 1996, Sebastian graduated as an engineer in energy and process engineering from the Technical University in Braunschweig. While still a student, he initiated his first company before participating in the founding of unit energy stromvertrieb GmbH two years after graduation, where he served as managing director from 2000 to 2002. The company was the first German company to sell pure green electricity. With the consulting approach of GALLEHR+PARTNER® and Gallehr Sustainable Risk Management GmbH, Sebastian has been working as a consultant for major companies in the energy-intensive industry and power generation since the early 2000s.
Between 2002 and 2015, Sebastian led the e5-European Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and since 2015 he has remained associated with the association as Vice-Chair. In the course of this activity, he has been involved in various technical studies and in international committees. In addition to regular participation in international climate negotiations since 2005, he chaired the Eco Innovation Panel of DG Industries’ EuropeINNOVA Program in 2006 and 2007 and was responsible for the Smart Grids area in DG INFSO’s ICT Lead Study on Energy Efficiency in 2008. In 2008, he was one of the founders of the DESERTEC Foundation.
In science, Sebastian Gallehr was a Research Line Leader and Financial Auditor between 2006 and 2013 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Climate Forum since 2020. Since 2013, Gallehr has been a member of the Ethical Ecological Rating Research Group at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main.
Sebastian is married and has two children.
(GALLEHR+PARTNER® is a trademark registered in Germany by Sebastian Gallehr and refers to the services of the entrepreneurial network to which Gallehr Sustainable Risk Management GmbH also belongs.)
Honorary positions (selection)
- DESERTEC Foundation – Co-founder
- EuropeINNOVA Programs der DG Industries – Chair
- e5-European Business Council for Sustainable Energy – Head
- GCF Global Climate Forum – Non-executive member of the Board of Directors
- Forschungsgruppe Ethisch Ökologisches Rating – Member
- Gallehr Sustainable Risk Management GmbH – Founder, Managing shareholder
- MioSol GmbH – Managing shareholder
- unit energy stromvertrieb GmbH – Founder, Managing Director