Andreas Arnold

Inhaber, CEO, Leihbar

Berlin, Germany


Sharing Economy
Item Sharing
Circular Economy
Business Development
New Business Models
Marketing Channels
Project Management
Design Thinking
Rapid Prototyping
Lean Startup
International Experience


Professional experience for Andreas Arnold

  • Current 9 years and 11 months, since Feb 2014

    Connector Berlin & Germany


    Facilitating the sharing and collaborative economy on various levels: community building (Berlin), event organization (Ouishare Summit Berlin 2014, Share Fair 2014:, connecting startups/companies/local players (, consulting the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research (Potential analysis of Sharing Economy in Berlin) and researching on the links between sharing and circular economy.

  • Current 11 years and 2 months, since Nov 2012



    Basically pushing the development of the sharing box, an innovative product service system - involving analyzing the trends of the sharing economy, elaborating on advantages of sharing and circular economy for manufacturers (daily goods and items), creating customer benefits by "access over ownership", strategy building for sharing business, conceptional design of an intelligent sharing model for products of daily use, business planning and accomplishment, team building.

  • 9 months, Apr 2014 - Dec 2014

    Store Manager Berlin

    LifeThek Berlin

    Analysing the sharing market in Berlin, finding a venue and store concept, building and opening a new Lifethek branch in Berlin

  • 3 months, May 2011 - Jul 2011

    Project Management in Biogas Pilot Project in Bangalore, India

    Envitec Biogas Pvt Ltd

    Gaining overview of Indian Biogas market, Involved in Project Management of a small pilot project, Activities related to agricultural aspects and CDM methodologies

  • 2 months, Feb 2011 - Mar 2011

    Mini Hydro Power Project (MHPP) in Jakarta, Indonesia

    Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Observing the MHP electricity generation (supply) as well as the villages consumption (demand) in the field, Elaborating on Productive use of Electricity for income generatoin of villages

  • 5 months, Jul 2010 - Nov 2010

    Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) in New Delhi, India

    Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

    As an intern in the Indo-German Energy Forum I was participating and working in various projects: Gathering and elaborating of information on Indian coal market for Wuppertal Institute, Organisation of field trip/busisness roundtable for Ministry of Environment/solar industry, Creating and maintenance of Access database, Supporting preparatory work and activities for Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference, Supporting the creation of Terms of Reference for a study on Geothermal Energy in India

  • 3 months, Aug 2008 - Oct 2008

    Project Management at supplier of the oil and gas industry in Bergen, Norway

    Aker Solutions

    Tasks related to planning, implementation and controlling of operative and tactical company processes

Educational background for Andreas Arnold

  • 6 months, Jul 2007 - Dec 2007

    Business and Economics

    James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

    Project Management, International Trade, Marketing

  • 6 years and 1 month, Oct 2006 - Oct 2012

    Industrial Engineering and Management (Focus: Energy)

    Berlin University of Technology

    Energy technologies and business, Environmental economics

  • 3 years, Oct 2003 - Sep 2006

    Industrial Engineering and Management

    Kaiserslautern Institute of Technology

    Civil Engineering


  • English


  • German

    First language

  • Russian


  • Norwegian


  • Spanish



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