OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Coming from Automotive, Power Engineering and IT – it was a natural fit for us to apply our extensive international experience and knowledge to the challenges of urban fast-charging
Chief Executive Officer
Maurice Neligan is the Founder and CEO of Jolt Energy. He has 25 years experience in the automotive and power engineering industries, both in North America and Europe.
Maurice has held a wide range of senior management positions with companies like Siemens, Continental and Volkswagen Groups, holding both P&L positions as well as leading corporate business functions.
He grew-up in Dublin, Ireland, where he studied economics and business studies at University College, Dublin. He currently lives with his family in Munich, Germany.
Frank N. Beicken
Chief Financial Officer
Frank Beicken is founder and key driver of business development strategy at Jolt Energy. He has over 30 years experience in the electrical engineering industry in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Frank has held a wide range of senior management positions with companies like Siemens, Vossloh and Salam Industrial Investments group, holding top general management and business development roles with responsibility for international infrastructure projects.
He grew-up in Wuppertal, Germany and studied business at the Siemens Academy. When he’s not travelling, he lives with his family in Aquitane, France.
Chief Operating Officer
Franz is a founder and Chief Technology Officer at Jolt Energy. He has over 30 years experience in engineering and development and is responsible for guiding our hardware development strategy. He has worked in Germany,
Netherlands, Denmark and India.
Franz has held senior vice president roles in product and operations management at companies like MTU AeroEngines and Suzlon Energy.
Franz was born in Germany and lives in Munich.
Director, Project Management Office
Gordon Meyer is founder and Director of the Project Management Office, and is responsible for market intelligence, product specification, go-to-market strategy as well as partner management. He has over 20 years experience in software and technology companies with a global presence.
Gordon has held senior management positions, as well as highly technical positions, with companies such as ESRI, JDA Software, i2 Technologies and Q-Data in South Africa, Belgium and Germany.
Gordon was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He has a daughter and lives in Munich.
Director, Business Development
Lars Berensen is co-founder and Director Business Development at Jolt Energy. Lars has over 27 years experience in the power and gas industry in Europe; he held multiple management positions in ExxonMobil Gas & Power and ExxonMobil Joint Ventures.
Lars has for ExxonMobil especially the power market responsibility for Germany, United Kingdom and Scandinavia and was for more than 10 years a member of the Federal German Energy Association.
Lars was born and grew-up in Celle, Germany; he graduated from the Georg-August-University, Göttingen with an MBA degree in business economics. He lives with his wife near Hannover.
Chief Technology Officer
Ingvar Ersson is Executive Vice-President, COO and Founder at Jolt. He has over 25 years leadership experience in international operations, having worked in Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Ingvar has held a wide range of senior management positions at Verbatim (subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical) where he was director of operations for EMEA, including production, supply chain and operational strategy.
Ingvar will lead the complete planning and rollout of Jolt’s international charging infrastructure, including the manufacturing, sourcing and logistic activities.
Ingvar grew-up in Sweden, where he studied business administration. He is a big ice hockey fan and lives with his family near Frankfurt, Germany.
Chief Intelligence Officer
Gerald Langheck is founder and Chief Intelligence Officer at Jolt Energy. He has over 30 years experience in IT roles, including CIO positions, for global companies.
Gerald is responsible for the Merlin i.Q. platform, data analytics and IT services. He has worked for leading global distribution companies like Ingram Micro, Tech Data and PwC, in Germany and in the USA.
Gerald was born in Germany and lives in Munich.
Hans Kurt von Wilmowsky
Hans von Wilmowsky is our General Counsel, Director of Public Affairs and Founder at Jolt. He has over 30 years of experience in legal and financial management. Hans advises the management team on investor strategy, regulatory requirements, intellectual property rights and grant aid. Hans is also deeply involved in our fund-raising activities.
Hans has worked for a range of companies during his career including Deutsche Bank, Sumitomo Bank, Corning, Accor and Volkswagen Group. He is a specialist in both corporate finance and public affairs and is a practicing
lawyer, admitted to the German Bar.
Hans was born in Darmstadt. He has 3 sons, is a fine choral singer and lives with his wife near Munich.