Henrik Andersen has resigned from Vestas’ board of directors as he takes up the position of president and CEO of the company.
The move became effective on Aug. 1, marking Andersen’s first day as Vestas’ chief. Andersen first became a member of Vestas’ board in 2013.
Vestas announced in May that former president/CEO Anders Runevad would be stepping down. The change was attributed to Vestas’ long-term succession planning, which will see Runevad staying involved until mid-2020 as an advisor to the company.
“I’m truly excited by the opportunity to join Vestas and continue the company’s journey to become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions,” Andersen said at the time.