Aker Offshore Wind appoints new CEO

Norwegian offshore wind developer Aker Offshore Wind has appointed Philippe Kavafyan as the company’s chief executive officer to accelerate growth ambitions across projects in Asia, Europe and North America.

Kavafyan was most recently CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. He replaces Astrid Skarheim Onsum, who has decided to pursue interests outside the company. The change will be effective from November 1.

“Philippe Kavafyan’s broad experience as an executive in the offshore wind industry makes him the ideal candidate to take Aker Offshore Wind through the next stages of development,” said Kristian Røkke, chairman of Aker Offshore Wind and CEO of the company’s main owner, Aker Horizons.

Aker Offshore Wind is one of the pioneers in industrialising the floating wind market. The company is currently working to develop offshore wind projects in the US, South Korea, UK, Norway and Sweden.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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