Ørsted Reshuffles Executive Management Tier, Martin Neubert Steps Down

The world’s leading offshore wind developer Ørsted has decided to implement a new organisational structure and changes to executive management in an effort to continue to drive growth under increasingly different local market requirements, while leveraging the synergies of a global organisation.

The current corporate structure with a Commercial area and an Onshore business unit will be replaced by three regions: Europe, Americas, and APAC, comprising all commercial activities and represented in executive management.

The Power-to-X organisation (P2X) will remain a global business area. EPC, Operations & IT will continue as a global organisation with partly regionalised operations.

”We see unprecedented political ambitions and market possibilities within renewables. But it’s also becoming an increasingly complex environment to operate in, with increasingly diversified local requirements, new needs and demands from customers, a shift towards integrated energy systems, and not least fierce competition,” Mads Nipper, Group President and CEO of Ørsted, said.

”That’s why we’re moving even closer to our markets and our customers and integrating our offshore and onshore renewables organisations. At the same time, we’re empowering our market organisations to ensure simpler and faster decision-making processes.”

The new members of Ørsted’s Group Executive Team will be Rasmus Errboe, Executive Vice President and CEO of Region Europe; David Hardy, Executive Vice President and CEO of Region Americas; Per Mejnert Kristensen, Senior Vice President and President of Region APAC; Olivia Breese, Senior Vice President and Head of Power-to-X; Anders Zoëga Hansen, Senior Vice President and Head of Legal; and Ingrid Reumert, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Stakeholder Relations.

Neil O’Donovan, the current CEO of Ørsted’s onshore business and member of the Executive Committee, will take on a new role in the Group Executive Team as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy, Portfolio & Partnerships.

There will be no changes in respect of Group President & CEO Mads Nipper, CFO Daniel Lerup, CHRO Henriette Fenger, and COO Richard Hunter, who all remain part of the Group Executive Team.

Ørsted’s Executive Board will consist of the CEO, the CFO, and the CHRO.

In connection with the reorganisation, the Executive Committee business area Commercial will no longer exist, and Martin Neubert has decided to step down as Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy Group CEO and leave Ørsted after almost 15 years with the company.

Martin Neubert

”It’s been a privilege and a fantastic journey to be part of Ørsted’s very successful transformation from a Danish utility predominantly based on fossil fuels to a global leader in green energy,” Neubert said.

”Building up the offshore wind business in Ørsted, leading it to where it is today as the global #1, and incubating P2X as a new growth business for Ørsted has been an incredible ride. I see the reorganisation as the natural next step for Ørsted, and I’m immensely pleased that this development also means that Ørsted can promote great internal talent to head up the new business functions in the Group Executive Team. I’ve naturally concluded that this is the right time for me to step down and turn my focus and time towards exploring new, exciting challenges for the next level of my career outside of Ørsted.”

All organisational changes will be effective as of 1 November 2022.

In its financial reporting, Ørsted will continue to report in three segments: Offshore, Onshore, and Bioenergy & Other.

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