eCharge is a German-based company which offers hotels free installation of electric vehicle charging stations in exchange for exclusive rights reserved for eCharge’s use.
This organization is aiming to build the physical infrastructure required to recharge electric vehicles all over Europe. All EV charge stations installed by eCharge will be connected in a decentralized blockchain-supported mobile network.
eCharge’s ambitious goals are backed by a robust and capable team. This, coupled with an impressive advisory board, puts eCharge in a favorable position to accomplish what they set out to do.
Here we take a look at the individuals who comprise this star lineup as well as their superb advisory board.
eCharge is led by founder and CEO, Markus Dold, as well as co-founders, Holger Czesnat and Dariia Manovytska.
Markus Dold is a self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur” who has the experience to back up that claim. His entrepreneurial career started early when he founded his first software company at age 16 to help with his math homework.
But he didn’t stop there. Dold went on to start numerous successful software companies over the years, developing software for the medical field, financial markets, and hospitality industry, just to name a few.
In the past few years, he has put all of his attention into eCharge and has already received early success in the project. In November 2017, Dold received an award from Life Goes On for his “extraordinary acts” and values conveyed through his work with eCharge.
Here is Dold speaking about eCharge at the 2017 Dubai International Blockchain Summit:
Holger Czesnat has nearly 20 years of experience in the tech world, and has worked at some notable startups such as WordPress, Priceline and Bookings.com. Under his leadership, Booking.com went from an unknown website to the leading hotel booking platform in Germany.
He left Bookings.com in 2008 and went on to advise and found a number of different successful companies. He has remained active in the business world over the years as an angel investor.
The eCharge Team
Hassanain Anver is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of eCharge. Anver has a wealth of technical and entrepreneurial experience which he brings to the eChrage team.
He is the founder of Rewardago, a popular Groupon-style coupon website based in Bangladesh, and BeZingo Media, a Dubai based digital marketing and business consultancy agency. Prior to founding his own companies, he worked on developing smartphone apps.
Adeeba Islam is the Digital Marketing Manager for eCharge. In her previous roles, she managed marketing teams where her main duties consisted of conceptualizing marketing content across various media platforms. Some of this content included PR publications, press releases, and other media content which required company branding.
Patrick Pister is the Sales Director for the eCharge team. In the past, he was CEO of xBlue Capital AG, a German-based investment organization, and a manager at the telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom. He has years of experience leading multifunctional teams.
Taha Aliasger takes on the role of Customer Support for eCharge. He has held a number of positions in customer service, both at large established companies and small start-ups. He will be taking these experiences to provide top-level service at eCharge.
Nishan Karim is a designer on the eCharge team.
Ismail Malik was recently ranked as one of blockchain’s Top 100 Influencers, according to Rise.com. He is the founder of the successful blockchain accelerator, Blockchain Lab, which fosters and supports blockchain ventures which have the potential to disrupt fintech and other global industries. In addition, he is the Editor and Chief of ICO Crowd, an ICO marketing and financing organization.
Mohamed Roushdy is an experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) who has held various Gulf-based financial services positions over the years. He has worked for more than a decade as a CIO in the financial services industry, leading large scale IT projects.
His most prominent achievement came when he and his team built the IT organization and systems for the the biggest islamic bank in the UAE in only 4 months. He has vast experience working on IT projects, managing budgets and delivering ambitious projects on strict deadlines.
James Sisneros is an entrepreneur who has been a part of 5 startups in the past and founded 2 himself. He developed Zaahah, a platform used to track, manage and promote student participation in schools around the USA.
In addition, he is currently working on launching the aHa token, a cryptocurrency designed to reward schools, educators, students and parents for participation in school related activities and behaviors that are proven to improve graduation rates and student achievement. Sisneros looks to bring his wealth of startup specific and blockchain knowledge to the eCharge team.
Dr. Kurt Hunsänger is the Managing Partner of HBB, a German-based business consulting company. Dr. Hunsänger has decades of business experience providing strategic guidance to businesses to find areas to improve earnings, and if necessary assists with restructuring. He will bring these experiences to the eCharge organization to ensure smooth and efficient operating procedures.
Andreas Pflaum has worked for nearly 50 years in the hotel industry during which time he successfully managed the Pflaums Posthotel Pegnitz in Germany. This hotel achieved international recognition due to its long-standing record for high standards. Andreas has a deep understanding of the hotel industry and will be able to pass along this valuable knowledge to the eCharge team.
Amro Zakaria Abdu is an expert in the financial services industry, and is a co-founder of Market Trader Academy USA. He has worked for nearly two decades in the financial service industry, and has served as a regional and global director of multiple publicly-traded financial firms.
In the past, he has consulted for banks, brokerage firms and personal investors. He frequently leads lectures at universities and other organizations, giving talks about blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and global financial markets.
Franz Georg Strauß works as the Ambassador for Electromobility for eCharge. He has decades of consulting experience in various industries, and looks to bring that valuable knowledge to eCharge.
eCharge has assembled an impressive team from the tech and blockchain world. They have done it right, building a strong team from the ground up, and in the process they have set themselves up for success.
The eCharge token presale is currently live and includes a 30% bonus for early buyers. An ICO date will be announced soon. A more detailed description of the company’s market analysis and business model can be found in their whitepaper. You can also join the eCharge community on Telegram.
For further reading on eCharge, see: “eCharge: The Missing Link to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations” and “4 Blockchain Projects Set to Revolutionize the Energy Industry”.