Who we are
Prof. Michael Rodi
Professor Michael Rodi has been a professor of Public Law, Finance, and Tax Law at the University of Greifswald since 1999. He is the director of IKEM and founder of IKEM Academy: Energy and Climate.
Prof. Rodi has provided consultancy services to the German Ministry of Economic Affairs, the German Environmental Agency, and the European Union on the topics of tax surcharges, climate change law, and financial resource collection, respectively. He was also responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive ecological tax reform in Vietnam.
His current focus lies in climate and energy legislation, with a particular emphasis on the interaction of fiscal instruments.
Anika Nicolaas Ponder
Anika Nicolaas Ponder leads the Sustainability & Innovation team at IKEM. Her expertise includes innovative engagement formats for the energy transition, international networks, and project management. Anika has managed the IKEM Academy since 2011. In recent years, she served as project lead for the Baltic InteGrid, an EU consortium investigating meshed offshore grids in the Baltic Sea. She was also project manager for two multi-award-winning collaborative projects between IKEM and Ellery Studio for Creative Strategy.
Anika holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the Amsterdam School of Business and a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the Sorbonne, Paris.
Pauline is a research associate at IKEM with experience in green buildings, sustainability innovation, and interdisciplinary and creative problem-solving. Her work for the Institute has included project acquisition, IKEM Academy planning, and research for the award-winning Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book. Pauline’s thesis, Exploring Business Models for Addressing the Landlord-Tenant Dilemma in the Residential Buildings of Germany, was written in the context of the Kopernikus ENavi project and overseen by advisers from IKEM.
Pauline received a BSc. in Marine Biotechnology and Resources from National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, and a double MSc. in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy from IMT Atlantique (France) and the Technical University of Madrid.