Andreas Nauen. Image source: WindEurope (www.windeurope.org)
Andreas Nauen, CEO of turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE), has been elected chairman of WindEurope, the Brussels-based wind energy association said on Monday.
Nauen will serve an 18-month term alongside the board of directors vice chair, Nicolas Couderc, the executive vice-president of France’s EDF Renewables.
Previously heading Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind division, Nauen ascended to the CEO post in June 2020 after Markus Tacke stepped down. His background includes CEO positions at Siemens Wind Power and REpower/Senvion.
“[…] Andreas knows the onshore and offshore wind business inside out. He’s an ideal person to steer what our industry does to deliver the energy transition and to help drive a green economic recovery in Europe,” WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said of Nauen’s appointment.
“The European industry has proven to be in the driving seat of the development of wind energy globally. We have built strong skills, gained vast experience and developed a reliable value chain across the Continent. We must rely on all these attributes to take a big step towards the decarbonisation and electrification of the economy. We are in the right business, at the right time. Renewables have proven to be the most resilient source of energy amid the pandemic,” Nauen said.
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