Director Innovation and Solutions for Energy ■ SAFT / Chairman of Board ■ BEPA and Batteries Europe
Michael Lippert is currently in charge of product and market strategy for Saft’s Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Division at the company’s headquarters near Paris. He is also Vice-President of the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE), as well as Chairman of “Batteries Europe” and “Batteries European Partnership Association” (BEPA), all in Brussels.
Michael holds a degree in European Business Studies in France and Germany and has been working for more than 30 years in different international sales and marketing positions at Saft for Railway, Traction and Stationary markets. He has played a major role in establishing Saft’s market position in Li-ion battery technology for renewable energy and smart grids since 2010. In parallel, he contributed to the development of EASE since its foundation in 2011. In October 2019, he was elected Chairman of the newly founded European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) for Batteries, which is driving and coordinating R&I activities at EU level. In December 2022, Michael was also re-elected as Chairman of the Executive Board of the related Partnership Association founded in December 2020.