Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Jochen Eickholt, a member of the executive board at Siemens Energy as its chief executive officer. Eickholt was expected to take the reins at Siemens Gamesa March 1, replacing Andreas Nauen.
“Siemens Gamesa is experiencing significant challenges in its onshore business in a very difficult market, and we have appointed an executive with a strong track record in managing complex operational situations and in successfully turning around underperforming businesses,” said Miguel Angel López, chairman of Siemen Gamesa’s board of directors. “The Board would like to thank Andreas for his considerable efforts as CEO as well as for his previous leadership of the Offshore business, which continues to lead the global market.”
Eickholt joined the Siemens Energy executive board in January 2020, where he is responsible for the power-generation and industrial-applications businesses as well as Asia-Pacific and China. During a career with Siemens spanning more than 20 years, Eickholt has held a number of senior management positions including chief executive officer of Siemens Mobility and chairman and managing partner of the Siemens Portfolio Companies.
He studied electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen in Germany and at the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine in London. After receiving his engineering degree, Eickholt earned his doctorate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology.
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