co-Founder & co-CEO, Climeworks
Christoph Gebald is the co-founder and co-CEO of Climeworks, one of the leading companies in direct air capture, based in Switzerland. Climeworks focuses on capturing CO2 from the air which, when combined with storage enables permanent removal from the atmosphere. With more than 15 years of experience in CO2 capture from the air, he is considered by his peers as an expert in this growing and important industry. He is a mechanical engineer by training, holding a master’s degree with distinction and a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich. During his Ph.D., Christoph researched direct air capture technologies and founded Climeworks on this basis together with Jan Wurzbacher in 2009. As co-CEO, Christoph oversees the commercial, legal, marketing and staffing side of the business. Christoph believes that to fight climate change and take meaningful action, a portfolio of solutions is needed to reach global climate targets.