Conrad - Fuel Cells - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Olaf Conrad

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Repeatedly built teams and sites in high-technology start-ups and R&D environments. An accomplished people manager with focus on staff development to achieve mission goals. Extensive project management experience. Overarching strength: Intercultural competence.
Career goal: P+L responsibility


Fuel Cells

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History


HySA/Catalysis Competence Centre at Univ. of Cape Town

January 2011 - January 2011

Set up and lead one of three national competence centres for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

Head of Fuel Cells Division

Next Energy EWE-Research Centre for Energy Technology

September 2008 - December 2010

Directing a team of 15 scientists and engineers in the range from materials development to systems engineering in fuel cell based micro-CHP technology

Chief Technology Officer

Ceram Polymerik (Europe) GmbH

November 2007 - July 2008

Prepare the relocation of Australia HQ to Europe, set up Technical Services Team and pilot scale production facility

Development Director

CMR Fuel Cells (UK) Ltd.

January 2007 - September 2007

Set and implement corporate strategy for product development.

Head of Future Technologies

CMR Fuel Cells

March 2006 - December 2006

Manage activities in Catalyst Development, Stack Engineering and Future Technologies

Research Chemist

Engelhard Corporation

February 2001 - February 2006

Leader of Electrocatalyst Development

Qualifications & Certifications

Doctorate Degree; equiv. to Ph.D

University of Münster

Diplom Degree; equiv. to M.Sc

University of Münster

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