Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Xabier Etxeberria as head of its onshore business, while Markus Tacke will lead the offshore unit.

Etxeberria was previously business chief executive at Gamesa and Tacke (pictured) was CEO of Siemens Wind Power.

Former Siemens Wind Power chief financial officer, Andrew Hall, will be CFO of the merged entity.

Mark Albenze, who was the CEO of wind service at Siemens Wind Power, will head the combined service business, while David Mesonero will be the chief integration officer in addition to his current responsibilities as head of corporate development.

Rosa García, CEO for Siemens in Spain, has been appointed non-executive chair of the board.  

As previously announced, Ignacio Martín, former executive chairman of Gamesa, will continue as CEO of the combined company.

This will be for a transition phase before he hands over to the next management generation, Siemens Gamesa said.

Martin said: “Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s future could not be in better hands, as it is equipped with a top-notch executive team and workforce which will shape the renewable energy industry of tomorrow.

“My responsibility during this next stage is to ensure the success of the natural succession process.”

The new name of the company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was also agreed at the first board meeting on 4 April.

It will be submitted for approval at the annual general shareholders meeting in June.

The company will use the new brand but will continue to operate under the legal entity name Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica until approval at the June meeting.

Image: Siemens

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