IMPROVED welcomes Energy Transition and Emobility expert Lex Hartman to its team of Associate Partners

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IMPROVED – the premier Corporate Finance Boutique in the Global Technology, Energy and Mobility Sectors – is delighted to announce that Lex Hartman joined the IMPROVED team as Associate Partner as of March 24th 2022.

Lex Hartman is a seasoned expert in Energy Transition and Emobility, and will support IMPROVED and its clients on strategic, M&A and growth financing advisory within the Energy Transition and E-Mobility domains. With Lex Hartman on its team of Associate Partners, IMPROVED further expands its position as the corporate finance advisor of choice for entrepreneurs, corporates and investors in the Technology, Energy, and Mobility sectors. Partially based in Berlin, Lex will expand IMPROVED’s reach in Germany.

Lex Hartman has over 25 years of executive management experience in various corporate and scale-up, regulated, and commercial companies in the Energy and (Emobility) Infrastructure domain. Lex led numerous large infrastructure projects, like BritNed and Nordlink, and worked on multiple M&A transactions in his roles as CEO at TenneT Germany, Board member at TenneT holding, and CEO at ubitricity GmbH (part of the Shell Group). Lex is well-connected and well-known in the Energy industry and has an extensive network of industry leaders, both in politics and business.

Until January 2022, Lex serves as CEO of Shell ubitricity Gmbh in Berlin and London. During his time at the ubitricity, Lex has in a short time transformed this company into a leading charge point operator and sold it to Shell. Prior to his CEO role at ubitiricty, Lex worked at the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT for 20 years, where he held numerous executive positions. Lex was a member of the Executive Board of TenneT Holding BV from 2008 on. In 2010 he became the Managing Director of the German subsidiary TenneT TSO GmbH. Currently, Lex is an investor and advisor and advisory board member to multiple companies in the Energy Transition and E-Mobility domain.

In addition to his professional activities, Lex frequently gives keynotes and motivational lectures for executives. Lex is passionate about technology, with a key focus on disruptive technological developments and their impact on society.

Lex Hartman said: “I‘m honoured and excited to join a team of experts in a AAA class corporate finance boutique in the Technology, Energy and Mobility sectors, and by that deliver a modest help in driving society into a carbon-free future.”

Frank Verbeek, Managing Partner at IMPROVED, added: “ Energy Transition starts with understanding the dynamics. CleanTech is not the easiest segment to innovate. With Lex on board, we add deep understanding of how Iconic Innovations will create the optimum impact. Lex is known for his expertise and respect for true entrepreneurship, especially in Germany. It is an honour to have him on our team.”

Sherief Rahim, Executive Director at IMPROVED, complemented: “I am delighted that Lex has decided to join our global network of Associate Partners. His impressive track record in Energy Transition will be of huge value for our partners and clients, including high growth entrepreneurs and institutional investment funds across the globe.”

Bas Hendriks, Director at IMPROVED, continued: “Partnering with Lex fits very well in IMPROVED’s ambition to expand its leading position in the international Energy & Mobility corporate finance domain. We are glad to enrich our market intelligence and industry relations, and thereby improve the quality of our service offering to clients globally.”

IMPROVED, headquartered in Amsterdam, is a premier corporate finance boutique with over 20 people across Europe, the US and APAC, with a combined experience of over 200 years. We have worked with the world’s best entrepreneurs, investors and corporates across the Technology, Energy and Mobility (TEM) sectors. Lex Hartman will join the team of Associate Partners and further extend the team’s expertise and reach in the Energy Transition and Emobility domains. 

Lex can be reached at,

For more information, you can contact Lex directly or reach out to Frank Verbeek (Managing Partner) at or Sherief Rahim (Director) at


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