Longtime GE Exec Duncan Berry Named CEO Of LM Wind Power


Duncan Berry has been appointed the new CEO of LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. He will succeed Marc de Jong, CEO since June 2015, who will leave the company at the end of April.

Berry was appointed to his current role as LM’s integration leader in September 2016. He is currently responsible for all aspects of integrating LM into GE following the merger in April 2017.

“We are very pleased to have a seasoned and energized leader in Duncan Berry ready to take the CEO role at LM Wind Power,” comments Jérôme Pécresse, CEO of GE Renewable Energy. “Duncan has been leading GE teams and businesses for 10-plus years, served as our LM integration leader, and has a strong rapport with employees and customers.

“Duncan, 49, joined [GE] Renewable Energy in 2016 to help define the business strategy for our offshore wind business, which ultimately resulted in the launch of the Haliade-X, and then immediately moved over to the LM Wind Power deal once it was announced in 2017. He’s been working side by side with Marc and the leadership team ever since and is well prepared to take the helm. Marc and I agree that he is overwhelmingly the best choice to lead LM Wind Power in its next evolution,” Pécresse says.

Berry was also formerly CEO of GE Capital Australia & New Zealand, as well as operations leader for GE Capital Americas, a $100 billion mid-market lender, where he was responsible for all operations activities across 12 business units in the U.S., Canada & Mexico. This followed a period as CEO of GE Money Home Lending, a specialist lender in the U.K. with assets of $15 billion. Berry has a degree in history from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD, and he is a U.K. chartered accountant.

“LM Wind Power is a critical part of GE Renewable Energy’s growth strategy, and I want to thank Marc de Jong for his outstanding leadership of this team,” adds Pécresse. “Under Marc’s guidance, the business has grown stronger and is focused on delivering future success together with GE and all its external customers. We are committed to a smooth transition and to continuing Marc’s legacy of high performance and customer focus as we continue to lead GE’s evolution in the energy transition.”

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