Dr. Christoph Weber, LL.M.
Christoph is a multi facetted renewable energy promoter and self-driven social entrepreneur with a thorough international profile and a healthy impatience. He is Founder and CEO of JATRO BioJet Fuel Group of companies focusing on the commercialization of sustainable biofuels and alternative jet fuel as well as the conversion of biomass into electricity, organic fertilizer and animal feed. With a strong foothold in technology and genetics JATRO is rolling out commercial size bio energy crop plantations across tropical South East Asia while integrating catalyst and enzyme assisted refining processes into the renewable jet fuel supply chain.
Being deeply rooted in Asia Pacific, Christoph combines tangible green energy and biodiversity goals with the empowerment of people with real needs. With creativity and perseverance he is pursuing poverty alleviation and sustainable social change with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods, technology and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices.
Before entering the alternative aviation fuel sector, Christoph held various senior management positions at investment banks in New York, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong. During his career with German Allianz Group, he was heading the Investment Banking & Capital Markets China division in Shanghai and Beijing.
He is a former vice chairman and founder of stock exchange Nasdaq Germany. During his tenure with the European Commission, Directorate General XV, Christoph played a crucial part in the concluding stages of the Uruguay Round negotiations on trade in financial services in Brussels and Geneva.
Christoph launched his professional career as a lawyer for international banking and business law, first for Stikeman Elliott, Toronto and then Clifford Chance, Frankfurt.
Christoph has a PhD Degree (Dr. jur.) from the University of Muenster and holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from McGill University, Montreal. He graduated in law from the University of Freiburg and London School of Economics.