About us

About Us Our Team


LIFTE H2 is founded and led by the former strategy, engineering, and product development leadership teams from one of the world's leading hydrogen infrastructure companies.

Paul Karzel, Managing Director

Paul is responsible for some of the most important hydrogen industry collaborations currently convened. A trusted name in the industry, he routinely demonstrates the ability to bring unusual partners together for a common goal.

Paul Karzel

Managing Director

Urszula Lachowicz, Deputy Managing Director

Ula adeptly oversees the business operations of LIFTE H2, drawing from a decade-long immersion in the startup ecosystem spanning diverse industries. Her expertise lies in empowering organizations to craft global brands, efficiently lead teams, orchestrate projects, and foster growth. Notably, she also played a pivotal role in co-founding the Polish Berlin Tech community.​

Urszula Lachowicz

Deputy Managing Director ​​

Markus started his career in investment banking and has since worked for more than 12 years in the energy industry with a focus on energy trading and renewable energy at global companies such as Uniper, E.ON and RWE. 

Markus Kösters

Head of Commercial Development ​


L.I.F.T.E. is an acronym for LOVE, INTEGRITY, FUN, TRUTH, and EXCELLENCE. These values represent the foundation upon which we conduct business. They guide us in how we bring ourselves to the work each day and are a reflection of how we treat each other.

Love Integrity Fun Truth  Excellence

in everything we do

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Love for our teammates, our customers, and ourselves is the framework we use to steward the privilege and natural resources we have been given.


It's simple: Do the right (hard!) thing, especially when no one is watching.


What unites us is the desire to build, to create, to make things work. Fun is about fulfilling your passion while doing hard things with people you love and trust.


We are data-driven and relentlessly curious. This drives us to continuously dig and challenge our held beliefs, strategies, and product plans.


Whatever we set out to do, we do with all of our hearts and minds. Excellence is an action word where we put Love, Integrity, Fun, and Truth into practice.

We believe that how and why we do something is even more important than what we do. We love people and the planet, and believe that clean hydrogen plays an important role in our carbon-free future. As a people-first organization, we support and lift up (pun intended) each of our team members. We genuinely care about each other and about our purpose as an organization.

We hope we aren’t giving away the secrets of the universe here, but that is how we, together, are able to lend our passion and skill to such an important mission. Decarbonizing society is no easy feat, but when we uplift and respect each other, we can serve the people around the world.