Hitachi Energy appoints CEO25 March 2024

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Hitachi Energy has confirmed Andreas Schierenbeck is to replace Claudio Facchin as CEO from 1 July.

Schierenbeck joins Hitachi Energy from HH2E, a new green-hydrogen production company, where he is currently co-founder and board member. He previously worked as CEO of Uniper from 2019 to 2021, where he launched the company’s decarbonisation strategy. Prior to that, he was the CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator from 2013 to 2018. Between 1992 and 2012, Schierenbeck held various management positions within Siemens, including president and CEO of Siemens Building Technologies in the US between 2010 and 2012 and senior vice president in the Siemens electric utility sector in Switzerland. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the TU Dresden and an Advanced Management Certificate from Harvard University in the US. Andreas is a German citizen.

"I would like to welcome Andreas to Hitachi Energy to lead the next phase of exciting growth for the business. I would also like to express my appreciation to Claudio for his great leadership transitioning and transforming the company over the last four years from the carve-out of ABB's power grids business through the Hitachi ABB Power Grids Joint Venture (JV) into Hitachi Energy, a fully-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Group", said Keiji Kojima, representative executive officer, President & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd. “I look forward to continuing to support Hitachi Energy's growth plan under the leadership of Andreas, and I wish Claudio all the best for the journey ahead."

Ben Spencer

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