London, 23 January 2024 – learnd SE (“learnd”), a leading provider of energy management solutions to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions from non-residential buildings, will propose to the shareholders at the next Annual Shareholders’ Meeting that Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg be newly elected to the Supervisory Board, joining Chairman Gisbert Rühl, Josef Brunner and Stefan Spang.

In this position, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will support learnd’s leadership team with strategic expertise and help drive learnd’s expansion course. An existing investor, he is already closely involved with the company.

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg says: “learnd creates solutions for a frequently overlooked cornerstone of climate protection: greater energy efficiency for non-residential buildings. Reducing their energy consumption is vital in order to achieve the ambitious EU climate targets. As with residential property, effective savings only work if they are unlocked on a large scale and at the European level. This is precisely what makes learnd’s expansion course so crucial. I look forward to supporting the company on this mission.”

Gisbert Rühl, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of learnd, says: “In the energy-intensive real estate sector, climate protection can only be achieved if everyone works together. It takes a multitude of smart solutions in as many buildings as possible, all the brains you can get – in other words: it takes the power of many. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is a pioneering thinker who is well connected in business, politics and other relevant stakeholder groups both in Europe and globally and has extensive experience in the strategic steering of fast-growing, future-oriented companies. learnd will be able to benefit from his expertise on our mission to drive sustainable value creation and tech-based climate protection in Europe.”

learnd offers energy management solutions to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions from non-residential buildings. It went public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange through a business combination in January 2023 with the vision of becoming Europe’s leading energy management provider.