General – Appointment
Veteran wind executive Philippe Kavafyan will take over as CEO of Venterra Group, the offshore wind services specialist with member companies spanning multiple areas of the sector’s value chain
Kavafyan – a former CEO of offshore turbine OEM MHI Vestas and most recently with Aker Horizons – will from October replace current Venterra chief Rob Jewkes, who is retiring.
Kavafyan led MHI Vestas from 2018 and 2020, when wind giant Vestas bought out the share of the joint venture owned by former partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Kavafyan – who has also previously worked for GE and Areva Wind – said: “Offshore wind is now facing a fantastic step change in growth and the industry will scale up through strategic partnerships.”