Head of Strategy, Siemens
Martin Hablutzel is responsible for the hydrogen activities of Siemens in Australia and New Zealand. He has been heavily involved in promoting the opportunities for hydrogen technology in its latest renaissance through market development, government dialog and numerous speaking engagements and interviews. Martin was a member of Alan Finkel’s stakeholder group contributing toward the formation of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy.
Martin’s expertise covers hydrogen technology solutions from production via water electrolysis through to re-electrification in gas turbines and business case development in applications such as remote area power supplies, gas blending, industry, transport and export. He has a keen interest in emerging technologies and applications along the whole hydrogen value chain.
Martin began his career at the (then) Hydro Electric Commission in Tasmania, joining Siemens in 1997 as a protection and control engineer. Subsequent roles in project engineering, project management, asset management, sales, marketing and executive management have given Martin broad exposure to the deployment of electrification, automation and digitalisation in diverse industries including utilities, resources, infrastructure, transportation and manufacturing.
Martin holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tasmania and an MBA from Deakin University.