Ørsted has appointed Richard Hunter Chief Operating Officer (COO) 
and new member of the Executive Committee of Ørsted as of 1 June 
2021. Richard Hunter comes from a position as President of Rail Control 
Solutions and Wayside in Bombardier Transportation. 
   The position is new, following a decision announced earlier this year to 
reorganise Ørsted to position for future growth. As COO, Richard 
Hunter will head Ørsted's EPC & Operations for all of Ørsted 
except the Onshore business, which is organised in a separate business 
   EPC & Operations is Ørsted's EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and 
Construction) provider and operator of offshore wind farms as well as 
combined heat and power plants. The EPC organisation manages multiple 
large-scale offshore construction projects in parallel across the globe, 
while the Operations organisation manages 28 offshore wind farms in 
operation that supply carbon-free power to more than 18 million people 
worldwide as well as combined heat and power plants delivering green 
power and district heating in Denmark. 
   Richard Hunter has had a long career as executive leader within 
engineering, manufacturing, and operations in the global and UK-based 
railway industry, and, until recently, he was President of Bombardier 
Transportation's global Rail Control Solutions and Wayside business. 
During his 17 years with Bombardier, Richard Hunter has held executive 
positions within engineering, manufacturing, and operations in Europe 
and Asia-Pacific, and he has led projects and product supply in more 
than 50 countries. 
   Mads Nipper, CEO and Group President, says: 
   "I'm truly excited to see Richard join the Executive Committee as our 
COO. Richard is a world-class executive and has the right set of skills 
to continue the development of EPC & Operations as a crucial part of our 
actions to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. Richard 
has a strong technical foundation in engineering, he has impressive 
international experience leading manufacturing, operations, and 
development across the globe, and last but not least, Richard has proven 
himself to have a strong commercial mindset delivering high value to the 
business and customers." 
   Richard Hunter will be based in Gentofte in Denmark and work on a 
regular basis from Ørsted's London office as well as from other 
locations worldwide. 
   Richard Hunter says: 
   "I really look forward to joining the team at Ørsted. Having worked 
for many years in businesses delivering the most environmentally 
friendly and sustainable forms of transportation, I'm honoured to take 
this role with one of the largest renewable energy companies in the 
world with a clear ambition to be a leader in the global energy 
   Ørsted makes an effort to run inclusive recruitment processes 
involving candidates of different genders, ethnicities, and national 
backgrounds. The final selection process for the role of COO included 
several nationalities and female candidates. 
   About Richard Hunter: 
   -- BSc (Hons), Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College 
      London (1989) 
   -- Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK (2008) 
   -- Fellow, Institution of Engineering & Technology, UK (2007) 
   Professional experience: 
   Bombardier Transportation (2004-2021) 
   -- President, Rail Control Solution and Wayside, UK 
   -- Managing director, UK 
   -- President, Asia-Pacific, Thailand 
   -- President, Business Unit Asia, REA, Singapore 
   Land Transport Authority, Singapore (1996-2004) 
   -- Senior project manager, E&M 
   -- Senior Project Engineer 
   London Underground (1986-1996) 
   -- Communications Engineer & Assistant Supervising Engineer, Jubilee Line 
   For further information, please contact: 
   Media Relations 
   Carsten Birkeland Kjær 
   + 45 99 55 77 65 
   Investor Relations 
   Allan Bødskov Andersen 
   + 45 99 55 79 96 
   About Ørsted 
   The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. 
Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind 
farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and 
provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks as the 
world's most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights' 2021 index 
of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is 
recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on 
climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,311 
people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). 
In 2020, the group's revenue was DKK 52.6 billion (EUR 7.1 billion). 
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   -- Ørsted appoints new COO 

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May 17, 2021 03:16 ET (07:16 GMT)

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