195;rsted A/S Ørsted Appoints New Coo
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
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
-- Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK (2008)
-- Fellow, Institution of Engineering & Technology, UK (2007)
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:
Carsten Birkeland Kjær
+ 45 99 55 77 65
Allan Bødskov Andersen
+ 45 99 55 79 96
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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