Dr. Weilepp brings over fifteen years of experience in the oceans energy sector and has extensive management experience with a range of ocean energy technologies.
He is currently a Professor for Energy Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Biberach, Germany. From 2005 until 2012, he was the division head for Ocean Energies at Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies, where he oversaw projects in wave, tidal and salinity gradient. In this role, Dr. Weilepp was CEO of Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies and Non-Executive Director at Voith Hydro Wavegen.
Dr. Weilepp is the co-president of Ocean Energy Europe (OEE), where he has been a board member for the past ten years. He has a Ph.D. in Physics/Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids from the University of Bayreuth, Germany; an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau, France and Singapore, and he is a Certified Climate and Renewable Energy Finance Expert from the Frankfurt School of Finance.