MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s board of directors has appointed Vestas’ vice president of product management Johnny Thomsen as co-chief executive following the resignation of former co-CEO, Lars Bondo Krogsgaard. Mr Krogsgaard joined MHI Vestas in 2018
MHI Vestas board chairman Anders Runevad said, “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Johnny Thomsen. He combines in-depth understanding and experience of the MHI Vestas platform with business acumen.
“We believe that as MHI Vestas continues its growth into new markets, having a co-CEO that has executive management experience in product strategy and go-to-market planning and execution will ensure that the company will remain at the forefront of the offshore wind industry.”
Mr Thomsen’s career spans over 20 years of experience in the wind industry, including almost 10 years in senior executive leadership positions at Vestas.
“On behalf of shareholders, I would like to thank Lars for his hard work and dedication at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. He has deep knowledge of the wind industry and energy markets. He played an important role in the company and was instrumental in expanding our business to Asia and the US. We regret, but respect, his decision to leave and on behalf of the board of directors I wish him the very best for the future.”