Carsten Petersdorff is a director at Guidehouse, parent company of Navigant, where he assists corporate clients, associations and governments in developing strategies for implementation that meets the needs of the future urban energy system. Carsten, who joined Guidehouse through the acquisition of Ecofys in 2016, initially was responsible for activities in the built environment in Germany. Throughout his 20 years at the firm Carsten has held several management positions, and is an expert in energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy solutions spanning both climates and cultures. He has been involved in projects throughout Europe, Maghreb, Mashreq and the Middle East. Prior to Guidehouse, Carsten worked at the University of Aachen.