DukeJourneys features, Balduin Hesse, CEO of Frontier Renewables

DukeJourneys: Balduin Hesse thinks globally

Balduin Hesse ’00, CEO, president and founder of Frontier Renewables LLC, returned to campus for a DukeJourneys and Forever Duke dinner and discussion with a group of current undergraduates last month at the Academic Advising Center.

A history major during his time at Duke, Balduin worked for six years as a journalist and earned a master’s degrees in financial journalism and an MBA before starting Frontier Renewables in 2009. The company develops large ground-mounted solar plants in the United States and rooftop solar plants in Germany.

Balduin’s DukeJourneys discussion covered a variety of subject areas, including career preparation, entrepreneurship and the energy industry. A two-time study abroad participant at Duke, Balduin also addressed the benefits of learning languages and traveling abroad during college. Some highlights:

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