General – Appointment
Ørsted today announced Dr. Varun Sivaram as its new Group Senior Vice President for Strategy and Innovation.
In this global leadership role, Sivaram will oversee Ørsted Group’s corporate strategy and lead the development and deployment of transformative technologies and digital innovations. He brings to Ørsted experience at senior levels across the corporate, government, and academic sectors.
Dr. Sivaram comes to Ørsted from the Biden-Harris Administration in the U.S., where he served as Managing Director for Clean Energy and Innovation and Senior Advisor to Secretary John F. Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
He has also served as Chief Technology Officer of ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy company; on the faculty of Columbia University and Georgetown University; as director of the energy program at the Council on Foreign Relations; as a consultant at McKinsey & Co.; and as senior energy advisor to the Los Angeles Mayor and New York Governor. During his tenure with the Biden-Harris administration, Dr. Sivaram built and led the First Movers Coalition, a partnership between the U.S. government and the World Economic Forum that has convened more than 70 world-leading companies to invest in the next generation of innovative climate technologies.