After the merger of two closely aligned companies in 2009 the original private equity firm founded in 1997 acquired its new name forseo GmbH.
forseo is based in Freiburg, a university town in Germany's South-West, one of Europe's pioneering regions for renewable energy companies, and host of one of the world's largest research centers in the field, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).
Since over 15 years we have been working at the interface of cutting-edge clean energy technologies and capital markets.
Dr. Peter W. Heller, CEO
Peter W. Heller, born in 1957, is the owner and CEO of forseo. He studied economics and philosophy at the universities of St. Gallen, Lausanne (CH) and Freiburg (D; 1988 PhD/Dr. rer.pol. in economics, doctoral thesis on resource economics). 1990 – 1996 he served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Freiburg in charge of environmental protection. Since 1997, parallel to his work as an investor, he has been the Executive Director of Canopus Foundation, a private charity of the family. He is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Streb AG, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Fahrenheit GmbH, and a member of various advisory boards and committees of social enterprises, foundations and non-profit organisations.
Inge Oeben, Executive Assistant
Inge is a qualified foreign-language secretary and HR manager. She played a crucial role in setting up two companies in the area of R+D and Medical Technology from start-up to certification. Prior to joining forseo, Inge was employed as HR Manager in a mid-size B2B dialogue marketing center with a focus on business, law and tax software.
As Executive Assistant at forseo Inge is responsible for Office Management, Human Resources and Finance.