Swedish tidal kite developer Minesto has formally appointed Martin Edlund as its chief executive.

Edlund took over as acting chief executive in February after Anders Jansson left the company.

Minesto has been trying to recruit a suitable successor since then. 

Over the past six years, Edlund served as chairman of the board with an operational role, focusing on business development and partnerships.

“Martin holds an ideal combination of technical expertise, industry knowledge and experience in business development”, Minesto chairman Bengt Adolfsson said.  ”We are convinced that he is the right person to lead Minesto on the journey towards becoming a world leader in ocean energy.”

Image: Deep Green tidal kite (Minesto)