Samuel Leupold Leaves Ørsted, Martin Neubert New Wind Power CEO
Samuel Leupold, CEO of Ørsted Wind Power, has decided to resign from the company and will leave Ørsted on 28 February 2018. He will be succeeded by Martin Neubert, currently Senior Vice President at Ørsted Wind Power, who will take over the position from 1 February.
Neubert will also assume Leupold's positions of Executive Vice President and member of the Ørsted Executive Committee.
According to the company, Samuel Leupold has decided to take a break and spend more time with his family after having commuted between his home in Switzerland and Ørsted's offices in Copenhagen and London for the past couple of years.
Henrik Poulsen, Ørsted's CEO and President, said: "It's been a true pleasure having Samuel on the top team of Ørsted in the past five years. His relentless drive, sense of duty, strategic thinking, and professionalism have been vital to the development of Ørsted's wind power business from a relatively new and immature business to a fully scaled and industrialised global leader in its field. He'll be missed, but I fully understand and respect his decision and wish him the very best with his future endeavours."
Martin Neubert has been leading Strategy, Market and Project Development, as well as Regulatory Affairs, at Ørsted Wind Power. He has also served as Country Chairman in Germany, Netherlands, USA and Taiwan. Neubert joined Ørsted in 2008 and has served as Head of Group M&A, Head of Partnerships & M&A and Head of Commercial Transactions & Market Development.
"I'm delighted that Martin Neubert is ready to step up and take over after Samuel. Working alongside Samuel, Martin has been instrumental in developing Ørsted Wind Power to be a global leader in offshore wind. Martin possesses all the strategic and operational skills and the experience necessary to lead Ørsted Wind Power on its continued global growth journey," Poulsen said.
In addition, Ørsted has appointed Anders Lindberg, Senior Vice President (Wind Power Engineering, Procurement & Construction), and Ole Kjems Sørensen, Senior Vice President (Wind Power Partnerships, M&A & Asset Management), as Executive Vice Presidents who will join Ørsted's Executive Committee effective from 1 February 2018. They will continue their current responsibilities, reporting to Martin Neubert, CEO of Wind Power.