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Nicholaus Rohleder

Co-Founder, Climate Commodities

Nicholaus Rohleder is the Co-Founder of Climate Commodities, a climate economy-focused platform company with operating subsidiaries in mineral processing & refining, renewable power, insurance, and commodity/product marketing. In addition to his role at Climate Commodities, Mr. Rohleder serves as the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Mid-America Holdings, a private investment firm focused primarily on the oil, gas, coal, chemicals, and insurance sectors.

Outside of his professional commitments, Mr. Rohleder serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches the Climate Technology: Finance & Policy course, as a Fellow at The Economic Club of New York (ECNY), and as a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute (NSI).

Previously, Mr. Rohleder served as the Chief Investment Officer of New American Energy, a global hedge fund focused on the energy transition, as Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager at Merit Holdings Group, a private investment platform focused on global public securities and select private equity investments, and as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University teaching the Theory & Practice of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) course.

Mr. Rohleder attended the University of Oxford, reading a Master of Science in Major Programme Management with a concentration in infrastructure finance. Mr. Rohleder received a Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Engineering and Technology from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Sustainability Management with a concentration in Environmental Finance from Columbia University, and is a former Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree in the Energy category.