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Portrait of Daniel Kunkel, who joined ubitricity as CEO in 2022 after being part of the Shell Group for several years.

ubitricity’s Management Team changes as Lex Hartman steps down as CEO

Dec 17, 2021 | Press Releases

Berlin/London, December 17, 2021: ubitricity, part of the Shell group, has announced that Daniel Kunkel, currently General Manager, Retail Engineering Solutions at Shell, will become its new CEO starting on January 1st, 2022. After a brief transition and handover phase, Lex Hartman will leave ubitricity at the end of January 2022.

Current CEO Lex Hartman joined ubitricity in May 2019 bringing with him an extensive background in the energy sector and a plan to quickly move the company forward with a new strategy. His strategy began with the change from a proprietary mobile metering charging system to an interoperable standard, which was further bolstered by new funding that came with Shell’s acquisition of ubitricity in January 2021. From rebranding and restructuring to growing ubitricity to become the UK’s market leader for public EV charging with the largest public on-street charging network (since November 2020), Lex Hartman’s legacy is an ISO-certified company ready to scale-up and grow further.

Lex Hartman reflects on the past three years with gratitude: “With a great team of truly dedicated and skilled people, the past years have been a brilliant experience. I’m very proud of the whole ubitricity team and what we have achieved together in a short amount of time. One can absolutely say, my mission has been accomplished and it’s time for my next venture.” Lex Hartman will continue his career as an investor and non-executive board member in energy and environmental-related companies.

Incoming CEO Daniel Kunkel has been involved in the energy sector since 1997, spending most of his time in customer-facing businesses. He has worked for Shell in Germany, Malaysia, and the UK; and he has held several leadership positions at local, regional and international levels, ranging from strategic to operational perspectives.

Daniel Kunkel said he looks forward to leading ubitricity into a new phase of expansion: “With a strategy for rapid growth and funding from Shell that will enable us to scale up, I’m pleased to be leading ubitricity into a new chapter that will help more drivers switch to EVs.”

Through ubitricity, Shell aims to have 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge posts installed across the UK by the end of 2025.

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About ubitricity

ubitricity is the leading charge point operator in the UK and hosts a network of over 6,000 public charge points. Supplying lamppost, bollard, fast and rapid charge point solutions, ubitricity works alongside local authorities to expand public charging infrastructure inline with residents’ needs. Based in Berlin and London the company also operates in other European countries such as Germany and France. ubitricity is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shell Group

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