Karin began her career in the oil industry at OMV (Austria) as an advanced optimisation engineer, and later transitioned to the energy sector working for Vattenfall Energy Trading in Germany and The Netherlands holding various positions. She managed teams in different fields of energy trading and asset optimisation. She was responsible for program management and introduction of novel technologies in energy.
In 2015 she joined one of the first demand response companies in Germany, Enernoc, and developed Enernoc’s Austrian business and setup the optimisation of one of the largest flexibility portfolios at the time in the DACH region, being responsible for P&L and planning.
She focused on optimisation of traditional power plants and flexibilities like pumped storage, batteries and industrial loads and generators, improving portfolio yields and bidding strategies for standard portfolios and for flexibility portfolios.
In 2017 she founded Terram Sequitur an energy consulting company offering insight into forecasting, optimisation, planning and strategy for assets, consumers and flexibilities. She helps companies to develop businesses in the complex energy markets and build up teams. Exercising her chemical muscles she started the Vienna Textile Lab, a biotech startup producing dyes from microorganisms.
She has presented her idea to the Climate Launchpad the world’s largest green tech and clean tech business competition. Vienna Textile Lab won the First Place in the Austrian round, the Audience Award and the Third Place in the international Grand Final.
Karin holds a PhD in Applied Chemistry from the RMIT (Melbourne, Australia) and a Master Degree in Analytic Chemistry from Vienna University of Technology.