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Executives at Siemens Gamesa
Dr.-Ing. Jochen Eickholt has been Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy since March 2022.
He studied electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen in Germany and at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London, UK. After receiving his engineering degree, he went on to earn his doctorate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology in Aachen.
Jochen Eickholt has been with Siemens since 1999, holding several executive positions throughout the organization including CEO of Siemens Elektropřístroje s.r.o. in the Czech Republic, CEO of Siemens Home and Office Communications, CEO of Rail Automation and CEO of Rail Systems.
He was the CEO of Siemens Mobility from 2014 to 2017 before he took over the role of Siemens Alstom Head of Integration Management in 2017.
Afterwards he served as the Chairman and Managing Partner of the Siemens Portfolio Companies. Most recently, he has been a Member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy AG since April 2020 and a Member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy Management GmbH since January 2020. In this role, he was responsible for the Generation and Industrial Applications businesses and for Asia-Pacific and China.
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Richard Luijendijk is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the onshore business from January 1, 2023.
Before that time, he was the Head of Global Projects and the CEO of the Asia Pacific region for the onshore business for more than a year. In October 2022, he began to assist global Siemens Gamesa CEO Jochen Eickholt in the daily management of the global onshore business.
Born in Gouda, the Netherlands, Richard holds a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands.
His professional career has covered postings worldwide and has been tied to the Siemens group since 2000, when he joined Siemens Nederland N.V., as senior manager in Sales & Development.
In March 2004, he moved to GE Wind Energy, as the sales manager for the Wind Energy business in Benelux.
In September 2005, he joined Siemens Wind Power and held several senior positions in onshore, offshore and service, based in Denmark.
Within Siemens Gamesa, Richard has covered different positions such as Head of Sales for the offshore business, CEO for the onshore business in the APAC region, and Head of Business Transformation, leading the LEAP strategy program.
Marc Becker was appointed CEO of the Offshore Business Unit and a member of the global Executive Committee at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on 1 February 2021.
Dr. Becker, who started his career as a management consultant, holds a Ph.D. in International Management as well as a commercial diploma degree, has a wealth of experience within the renewable energy sector.
He was the Head of Sales & Project Management for the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit from 2017 – 2020. He joined the former Siemens Wind Power in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for 10 factories in Denmark, USA, Canada, & China.
Prior to that, he served as Head of Siemens Offshore Grid Access Solutions from 2011 – 2014. His career at Siemens AG began in 2005.
Marc Becker is dedicated to safety across the entire wind industry, regardless of where or for whom people work. One of his core values is to only make decisions and accept actions which are safe for everyone involved. Marc makes safety his choice – the only choice – every day, and expects that all others do the same.
Juan P. Gutierrez is the Chief Executive Officer of the global Service Business Unit at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He has held this position since August 2020.
Prior to his current position, Juan was the CEO of Service Americas. He came to Siemens Gamesa in early 2020 after leading the Global Marketing and Sales Operations for Power Generation Services at Siemens Energy, Inc. His focus was implementing long-term program methodologies globally, optimizing sales processes and improving marketing activities to increase hit rate and drive sales growth.
From 2008 to 2016, Juan served in various capacities in Siemens Wind Power, including Head of Latin America, Head of Global Onshore Product Lifecycle Management and Director of Business Development for the Americas Region.
Prior to 2008, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at Siemens Energy, Inc. in the Energy Solutions organization as a thermal cycle engineer.
Juan earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College.
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He has broad experience in the automotive and energy industry, a proven track record of managing turnaround cases and deep operations and finance expertise.
Stefan Huppertz studied Physics and Economics at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn and the University of Edinburgh.
He started his career in 2000 in the Management Consulting practice of Accenture before moving on to Siemens VDO in 2005 where he led the PMO of the company’s Transformation program. Afterward, he spent four years at Continental as Director Business Controlling and Plant Controller.
In 2011, he joined Siemens AG as Segment CFO in the Concentrated Solar Power Business and later as VP Controlling and Finance of Energy Solutions. From 2015 on, Stefan Huppertz served as CFO of NEM Energy b.v.
He returned to Siemens AG in 2017 as Senior Vice President Finance in the Energy Solution Business being responsible for the Global Commercial Tender and Commercial Project Management. Since the carve-out of Siemens Energy in April 2020, Stefan Huppertz served as Senior Vice President Finance of the Business Unit “Grid Solutions” covering the global project business of Siemens Energy in the Grid Technology Business Area.
Tim Dawidowsky has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy since May 2022 and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) since June 2022. Before that, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa from 2020.
In a career spanning more than 28 years in the Siemens group of companies, across a range of engineering and manufacturing sectors, Dawidowsky held leading functional positions in service, supply chain management and manufacturing as well as a number of CEO roles in different countries.
He joined Siemens AG in 1993 after graduating from the Technical University of Berlin with an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Business. Since then, he has worked across numerous industrial sectors including Oil and Gas, Marine, Steel, Mining, Pulp & Paper, Traffic Systems, Power Generation and Transmission.
His career has covered postings in multiple German cities as well as Austria and China.
Between 2012 and 2015 he was CEO of Siemens AG’s Transmission Solution business unit, where he led the unit from a restructuring program back to profitable growth and market leadership. A similar turnaround was effected at the Large Drives business unit, where Dawidowsky acted as CEO between 2015 and 2019, restoring a loss-making business to profitable growth.
During the past two years at Siemens Energy, Tim Dawidowsky was serving as Senior Vice President, Project Excellence. He has been responsible for establishing world-class Project Management practices ensuring excellence in project execution. He will undertake similar programs at Siemens Gamesa.
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Stefan Höhns was appointed General Counsel of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on August 1st, 2023. Prior to accepting this position, he was Vice President Legal & Compliance Grid Technologies in Siemens Energy.
Stefan has more than 20 years experience in Legal, Contract Management and Compliance in Siemens. In 2001 he became Legal Counsel in Siemens AG with special focus on comprehensive legal advice to new plants and service projects. In 2005 he moved to the position of Head of Legal Siemens Thailand, also overseeing the Legal Departments in the ASEAN region.
In 2009, Stefan Höhns became Head of Legal & Contract Management for turnkey power plant business where he focused on contract and claim management in acquisitions and execution projects, procurement, logistics, litigation and arbitration. From 2020 to 2022 he held the position of Division General Counsel for Transmission in Siemens Energy.
Stefan Höhns studied Law at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and has a Master in Law from the University of London, England. He also has a Doctorate in Finance Supervisory Law from the University of Augsburg, Germany.
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He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Bilbao School of Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from London Business School.
Before joining Siemens Gamesa in 2017, Kerman worked in Bain & Company as management consultant, serving multiple clients across different industries internationally.
He played a key role in SGRE merger as part of the Integration Management Office who coordinated the process across the organization. In 2020 he moved to Onshore Business Unit to lead the Strategy function.
In his current role, Kerman Gabiola is responsible for driving Siemens Gamesa’s long-term focus, leading corporate development and strategic initiatives in close collaboration with functions and regions across the organization.
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Frank Coetzee was appointed Human Resources Director of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in February 2023. Frank Coetzee has a 20-year career in Human Resources with extensive global operational and strategic HR experience. His specialties include organizational development, business transformation, change management, leadership development, strategic workforce planning, cultural integration, inclusion and diversity, among others.
Prior to accepting his current position, since 2020 he has been Human Resources Vice President at Siemens Energy in multiple locations. In this role, he was responsible for the development and execution of the global strategy aligned with corporate objectives as well as leading business transformation and cultural change towards sustainable energy solutions. Since 2009 he held the position of Business Partner at Siemens in different regions such as Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Coetzee holds a degree in Labor Law from the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Master's degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Liverpool, UK.
Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen was appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in January 2023.
Previously, he headed the Technology Department of the Offshore Business Unit at Siemens Gamesa from 2017, where his responsibilities included the development of the latest generation of direct drive offshore turbines.
With 28 years of experience in R&D and engineering, including 20 years in the wind industry, he has a profound understanding of the technological development of this industry at all levels and across all market segments and technologies.
After his first positions at ABB and Dantrafo, he led and successfully grew international teams in all areas of turbine development as an executive during his career at Bonus A/S, Siemens Wind Power and finally Siemens Gamesa.
As Head of Technology at Siemens Wind Power from 2013, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen was instrumental in launching the world's most technologically advanced offshore platforms to date. Together with his team, he also successfully introduced the Direct Drive platforms for onshore and brought them to technological maturity.
After a dynamic growth phase, he defined new processes and standards in close coordination with Procurement and Production to significantly improve efficiency and product quality. In his new role, his focus will again be on working closely with the COO and the business unit CEOs with the aim of closely integrating technology, operations and the business.
Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen studied Electrical Engineering at Aarhus University, is married and has four children.