Ørsted has announced the appointment of David Hardy as its new chief executive, Ørsted Offshore North America
Mr Hardy will immediately replace Thomas Brostrøm, who is leaving the company to take up an appointment in the European renewables sector with an as yet unidentified energy major believed to be Shell.
Prior to joining Ørsted, Mr Hardy held US and global senior executive roles in the wind energy industry, working in leadership positions at both Senvion and Vestas. He also spent a significant portion of his career at GE.
Ørsted Offshore Wind global executive vice president and chief executive Martin Neubert said, “I thank Thomas for all of his efforts and accomplishments and look forward to building upon his success.
“Mr Hardy’s commercial experience and understanding of the wind power industry will be a huge asset for Ørsted, and for an industry that is poised to become a dominant source of energy for millions of Americans.”
First joining Ørsted in 2009, Mr Brostrøm led Ørsted Offshore North America since 2015. During his tenure as CEO, Ørsted acquired Deepwater Wind, won several state offshore wind power auctions and installed the first offshore wind turbines in federal waters.
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