Global Head of Business Development & Sales
Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
Karsten Radtke has a Master’s Degree (“Dipl.-Ing.”) in mechanical engineering and energy and environmental technologies from the Ruhr University in Bochum/Germany and started with the engineering and technology company Uhde over 28 years ago, today part of the thyssenkrupp group.
He began his career in process engineering in the field of oil and coal gasification, worked as an operating engineer in a syngas generation plant for oxo chemicals at Hoechst AG, before he was assigned to work in the U.S.A. from 1996-97 for Molten Metal Technology in Waltham near Boston, where he acted as Uhde’s Resident Engineer.
From 2005 to 2013, Karsten headed the Gas Technologies Division within Uhde with a global business responsibility for gasification technologies and the related syngas applications including synthetic fuels and propane dehydrogenation (PDH). During his time, Karsten initiated international alliances, such as the foundation of a gasification JV in Korea, KEPCO-Uhde Inc. and the realization of the BioTfueL consortium in France, which is set to generate green, climate neutral fuels via biomass gasification and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.
From 2013-2018, Karsten was expatriated to Denver, where he worked for 5 years as President and Officer of Uhde Corporation of America, which then became thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (USA), Inc.
Karsten returned back to Germany, and is now heading the global business development, sales and key account management for the Business Unit Uhde at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. Karsten remains dedicated to the green transition of the global industry, which includes the fast growing green chemicals technologies market, from alkaline water electrolysis to green ammonia, green methanol, e-fuels and green steel.
Karsten is married and has 3 children.
Will be speaking at:
Masterclass 1: Realising the potential of Hydrogen – The fuel for a clean future economy