Wind energy – appointment
GE Renewable Energy announced the appointment of Jan Kjaersgaard as the new CEO of its Offshore Wind business effective today.
Jan Kjaersgaard will succeed John Lavelle who is retiring after a 40-year career and plans to stay on board to assist with a transition over the next several months.
Kjaersgaard joins GE from FLSmidth, where he was most recently President of the cement business, including full EPC turnkey plants, products business and aftermarket services.
He previously served as VP Global Sales of Siemens’ onshore and offshore businesses before becoming CEO of Siemens Wind Power Americas and later on CEO for Siemens Wind Power EMEA.
From 2014 to 2017 Kjaersgaard was CEO of international steel contractor Bladt Industries and continued to gain expertise in the offshore wind sector.