Alexander Wirtz


What makes your heart beat faster?

Quintel's mission to accelerate the energy transition by improving everyone's understanding of energy and energy systems. My kids. Good food and cooking it. Good coffee. Philosophy of any kind, but that of language in particular. Beautiful and exact prose. Swimming

What drives you crazy?

Still waaaay too many things, but I am working on that!

If an alien looked at the state of the earth as it is now, what would he think?

Give it another 5 centuries or so and we will have the place to ourselves.

Tell us a fun fact...

In logical theory not until the late 19th century did it become possible to distinguish between the statements "All things have an origin" and "All things have one (i.e. a single) origin". In the Western world, this shortcoming was used as logical proof for the existence of God by the most learned of people for almost two millennia. In the end, logic prevailed...

What are your responsibilities at Quintel Intelligence?

As a partner I participate in the acquisition of new projects and co-develope the vision of how the Energy Transition Model can help accelerate the energy transition. I am also responsible for the energy 'know-how' that the Energy Transition Model is based on. My other responsibility is Quintel's education program. I have a tendency to police company spelling and check written documents, do quite a few presentations and workshops and try and make sure I do most of the complaining around the office, so my colleagues do not have to.

What do you respect most in people?

Wisdom. Patience.

Who would you like to be for 24 hours?

Stevie Ray Vaughan, had he still been alive. Then I would try and take his talents as a guitar player with me when I go back!


  • PhD Physics
  • MSc Chemistry


  • Consultant at Quintel Strategy Consulting
  • PhD student at Leiden University

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