Our Team

Dr. Peter W. Heller | Executive Director

Dr. Peter Heller is the co-founder and executive director of the Canopus Foundation. He studied Economics and Philosophy at the Universities of St. Gallen, Lausanne (Switzerland), and Freiburg (Germany) (PhD 1988). From 1990 to 1997 he was deputy mayor for environmental protection on the Freiburg city council. He is a co-founder of the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE). Peter is the founder, owner, and executive director of forseo GmbH, an independent investment company dedicated to promoting start-ups in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is chairman of the supervisory board of Streb AG, Dreieich, chairman of the advisory board of Fahrenheit GmbH, Munich, and chairman of the supervisory board of HVGP gGmbH, Berlin.

Inge Oeben | Executive Assistant

Inge is a qualified foreign-language secretary and HR manager. She played a crucial role in setting up two mid-size companies in the areas of R&D and Medical Technology from start-up to certification. Prior to joining Canopus, Inge was employed as an HR manager in a mid-size B2B dialogue marketing centre with a focus on business, law and tax software.
As an executive assistant at Canopus, Inge is responsible for Office Management, Human Resources and Finance.

Roman Ritter | Portfolio Manager

Roman Ritter works as a portfolio manager for Solar for All. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of rural electrification. Previously, he worked as a programme manager for GTZ, GIZ’s predecessor organization, and was employed in the German solar industry for two years. Roman holds a Masters degree in Economics and is a certified banker.