Appointment of Daniel Kunkel as new CEO
Berlin/London, December 17, 2021: ubitricity, part of the Shell group, has announced that Daniel Kunkel, currently General Manager, Retail Engineering Solutions at Shell, will become its new CEO starting on January 1st, 2022. After a brief transition and handover phase, Lex Hartman will leave ubitricity at the end of January 2022.
Current CEO Lex Hartman joined ubitricity in May 2019 bringing with him an extensive background in the energy sector and a plan to quickly move the company forward with a new strategy. His strategy began with the change from a proprietary mobile metering charging system to an interoperable standard, which was further bolstered by new funding that came with Shell’s acquisition of ubitricity in January 2021. From rebranding and restructuring to growing ubitricity to become the UK’s market leader for public EV charging with the largest public on-street charging network (since November 2020), Lex Hartman’s legacy is an ISO-certified company ready to scale-up and grow further.
Lex Hartman reflects on the past three years with gratitude: “With a great team of truly dedicated and skilled people, the past years have been a brilliant experience. I’m very proud of the whole ubitricity team and what we have achieved together in a short amount of time. One can absolutely say, my mission has been accomplished and it’s time for my next venture.” Lex Hartman will continue his career as an investor and non-executive board member in energy and environmental-related companies.
Incoming CEO Daniel Kunkel has been involved in the energy sector since 1997, spending most of his time in customer-facing businesses. He has worked for Shell in Germany, Malaysia, and the UK; and he has held several leadership positions at local, regional and international levels, ranging from strategic to operational perspectives.
Daniel Kunkel said he looks forward to leading ubitricity into a new phase of expansion: “With a strategy for rapid growth and funding from Shell that will enable us to scale up, I’m pleased to be leading ubitricity into a new chapter that will help more drivers switch to EVs.”
Through ubitricity, Shell aims to have 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge posts installed across the UK by the end of 2025.
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About ubitricity: ubitricity is a member of the Shell Group. The name stems from “ubiquitous electricity” and it’s the company’s mission to provide “Electricity, for Everyone, Everywhere” through its range of intelligent solutions for charging and billing electric cars. ubitricity is well-known for running the UK’s largest public charging network with its compact and robust retrofitted lamp post EV charge points. www.ubitricity.com
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