Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that Marc Becker is to return to the company as chief executive of its offshore wind business
Mr Becker served as managing director for Germany and head of offshore sales and projects at Siemens Gamesa before leaving the company in early 2020. In the latter role, and previously as chief operating officer at Siemens Wind Power, he played a key role in building the company’s leadership position in the rapidly growing offshore wind segment.
Mr Becker, who is to be the permanent replacement for Andreas Nauen, who was promoted to chief executive of the company in June, will be based in Hamburg and start his new role on 1 February 2021. Pierre Bauer will continue as interim chief executive in the meantime.
Mr Nauen said, “I am delighted to bring Marc back to the company to lead offshore. He has an outstanding track record in offshore wind energy and has the experience, expertise and industry network to lead our future growth in this critical area.
“With the addition of Marc we will complete a strong and revitalised team to lead the turnaround that will deliver long-term sustainable growth and profitability to Siemens Gamesa.”
Mr Becker said, “Siemens Gamesa is the undisputed leader in offshore wind and I am looking forward to rejoining the company and working to extend that leadership. There is huge potential for offshore wind to lead the fightback against climate change.”
Mr Becker will join a senior management team that has been overhauled in the second half of 2020. Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, former chief executive of Nordex Acciona and co-chief executive of MHI Vestas joined as chief executive onshore earlier in November.
Juan Gutierrez took over as chief executive of service in August. Beatriz Puente will join as chief financial officer on 1 December 2020 from NH Hotels, where she has served as executive managing director, finance and administration.