Vestas Wind Systems: New President of Vestas Central Europe
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Nils de Baar to become Group Senior Vice President and President of Vestas Central Europe on September 1, 2015.
Nils de Baar, currently Vice President and Head of Global Customer Accounts at Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm, will join Vestas on September 1. He will be based at Vestas’ Central Europe headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.
Vestas Chief Sales Officer Juan Araluce says, “I am pleased to welcome Nils de Baar as Group Senior Vice President and President of Vestas Central Europe. With his solid commercial background and extensive international experience, Nils will continue to develop and strengthen our competitive position in this significant market, and we look forward to welcoming him onboard”.
Nils de Baar adds, “I am really excited to join Vestas. As the global wind leader, Vestas has a strong and unique market position, creating a positive impact for our planet and for generations to come. I look forward to meeting my new colleagues and to quickly getting up to speed in a new industry”.
Nils de Baar succeeds Christoph Vogel, Group Senior Vice President and President of Vestas Central Europe, who has decided to leave Vestas for personal reasons. Juan Araluce concludes, “Christoph Vogel has led daily operations in Vestas Central Europe since June 2014, and I thank him for his contributions to our work in this region”.
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About Nils de Baar
Nils de Baar, a Dutch national, has extensive international commercial and leadership experience at Ericsson where he has held various positions for more than 19 years as well as with other international enterprises. Most recently, Nils has served as Vice President and Head of Global Customer Accounts at Ericsson. He has also served as President of Ericsson Netherlands and President of Market Unit Northern Europe as well as Head of the Global Customer Unit for Deutsche Telekom in Germany. Nils earned a Master’s Degree in Business Economics at Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 54,200 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 18,200 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and close to 68 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
The Vestas Central Europe headquarters is located in Hamburg, Germany. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and operation of wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.
We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at vestas.com