NOW GmbH (Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie), the German organization for hydrogen and fuel cells, is getting a new head of business. On April 25th, 2022, Alina Hain is taking over the position of managing director and chief operating officer (COO). Spokesman of the managing board remains Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff.
Hain follows in the footsteps of Wolfgang Axthammer, who had been with NOW since 2008 and was commercial director of the company from 2012 to 2021. She is continuing the supervision of the currently over 150 employees across four operating locations. Hain was born in Poland and has a law degree from Poland and from Germany. She is currently the head of administration at Leibniz IGZ (Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau), which is a research institute for plant cultivation, and before that worked for a chamber of commerce as well as the government of the state of Brandenburg.
Hain declared: “The goal of a climate-neutral society inspires me. I am convinced that it can be achieved if everyone makes their contribution. NOW GmbH is, in my view, a key player for the energy transition in the transport sector. That is, the employees play an important role in advancing emissions-free technologies and sustainable mobility.”