German wind farm developer PNE Wind AG has selected Markus Lesser to be the company’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Lesser, the company’s current Chief Operating Officer, will take over the position from Per Hornung Pedersen, who served as interim CEO since December 2015, at the annual general meeting of the company on May 25, 2016.
During his 25-year career in the international energy sector, Lesser has had development and management responsibilities on several wind energy plant projects in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Since May 2011, he has been working at PNE Wind as the management board member responsible for operations and project development.
“In these turbulent times, it is a particular challenge to assume the chairmanship of the Management Board. We will now sharpen our focus on the implementation of our strategy for the marketing the portfolio of wind farms, which are currently pooled in the treasury stock. In addition, it is nevertheless crucial to also adapt the project development to new framework conditions both in Germany and abroad and to make it fit for the future” Lesser said.