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Ørsted appoints new CEO

Danish renewable energy company Ørsted has appointed Mads Nipper as its new CEO and group president from January 1, 2021.

Nipper joins from pump manufacturer Grundfos, where he was president and CEO, and will replace Henrik Poulsen who resigned in June with a view to stepping down by January 2021.

Thomas Thune Andersen, chairman of Ørsted, said: “Anchored in a clear sustainability vision, Mads has led a highly successful transformation of Grundfos over the past six years that has reinforced the company’s position in an increasingly competitive market, while also strengthening financial performance.”

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Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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