The SolarKapital team relies on many years of business experience.
We are entrepreneurial investors having an open ear (and a big heart) for entrepreneurs.

Dr. Andreas Leimbach

Managing Partner

  • 20+ years corporate banking, structured finance and private equity (member of the boards of managing directors of Dresdner Bank AG, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG);
  • 11+ years entrepreneurial investor in solar companies and projects
  • Experience in managing large organizations (strategy, human resources, sales & distribution, process management)
  • MBA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Dr. Andreas Leimbach

Dr. Tobias Engelhardt

Managing Partner

  • 15+ years private equity, 11+ years investments in renewable energies
  • Expertise as entrepreneur, consultant (Roland Berger Strategy Consultants) and investor
  • Involvement in > 30 private equity transactions including investments in the solar industry
  • Experience in advising, managing and financing midcap companies as well as in executing successful exits

Dr. Tobias Engelhardt

Rudolf Vossen


  • 20+ years corporate banking and corporate finance incl. project- and capital market financing (executive positions at Banque Indosuez, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, JP Morgan, Dresdner Bank)
  • 11+ years experience in consulting in the solar industry

Rudolf Vossen



Christiane von Plotho

Asset- and Office Management
  • MBA,
  • 22+ years banking
  • 7+ years Renewable Energy Sources


Britta Leimbach

Asset Management
  • 22+ years project & marketing management
  • 3+ years Renewable Energy Sources


Nikos Papazoglou

Operations & Maintenance - Greece

  • Production & Management Engineer, Technological University of Crete
  • 9+ years technical O&M for pv plants


Nikolaos Stratos

Investment Analyst - Greece

  • B.Sc. Accounting & Finance Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • 3+ years Renewable Energy Sources

Sebastian Leonhard

Investment Manager

  • M.Sc. Strategy & Finance, University Gießen, Germany
  • 3+ years Renewable Energy Sources

Constantinos Sioumis

Commercial Director – Greece

  • Dipl. Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, MBA, University of Macedonia, M.Sc. Energy Systems, Int. Hellenic University Greece
  • 17+ years corporate advisory
  • 9+ years Renewable Energy Sources

Athanasios Kyriakis

Head of Finance/Accounting - Greece

  • B.Sc. Economics, Athens University
  • A Class Accountant/Tax Advisor
  • 26+ years Accounting/Tax Advisory Services
  • 16+ years Renewable Energy Sources

Jean-Michel Buil

Operations & Maintenance - France

  • Electrical Engineer
  • 22+ years electrical engineering and Renewable Energy Sources

Elisavet Kourtoglou

Asset Manager - Greece

  • Dipl. Civil Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
  • M.Sc. Technical Works Management, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
  • 13+ years licensing and management of construction works

Sylvain Deshayes

Development and Engineering Manager

  • Dipl. Energy Engineer, University of Belfort, 9France
  • 7+ years PV Development and Engineering
  • 8+ years Renewable Energies

Darshan Shivegowda

Technical Manager
  • M.Sc Process engineering and energy technology, University of Applied Science, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 3+ years PV Project-Management
  • 7+ years Renewable Energy Sources


Extended Team

The partner team is complemented by a team of specialists, in most cases supporting the partners already since 2007. The specialist team provides strategic, operational, technical and accounting resources. The members of the specialist team also have complementary qualifications and can rely on a long-standing expertise in their respective fields.


Alexander Pawlak

Elektrotechnical Engineering / Construction Supervision / ITB
  • Dipl. in Engineering
  • 27+ years plant engineering & construction


Eleftheria Drosaki

Legal Advisor
  • BSc in Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • LL.M in IP Law, London Metropolitan University
  • 17+ years in Civil & Banking Law
  • 11+ years Renewable Energy Sources