Mr. Marcus Wiemann
Alliance For Rural Electrification (ARE)
Marcus Wiemann is responsible for the direction and management of ARE who is building a sustainable decentralised renewable energy industry for the 21st century, by activating markets for affordable energy services, and creating local jobs and inclusive economies. To improve the business conditions for the sector, he manages the association’s relations and know-how exchanges with ARE Partners, institutions, development banks and organisations. To assist ARE Members in their efforts to effectively provide clean energy access to rural people in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin-America/Caribbean, he promotes the productive use of renewable energies via various steering committees and initiatives. Together with ARE Member Revelle Group, Marcus also managed the ARE-OFID CfP, which successfully led to the implementation of three operative mini-grids in Bangladesh, India and Mali.Marcus (born in Dortmund, Germany in 1971) holds diplomas in Economics, International Relations/Developing Countries and Environmental Economics from the Universities of York and Trier. Marcus has a professional background from the finance and energy sector as well as in consultancy, advocacy and project management.Before Marcus joined ARE in 2013, Marcus established and led representation offices in Brussels of Verbundnetz Gas AG, EWE AG and of the International Association of Gas and Oil Producers (OGP).