Siemens Gamesa names Markus Tacke as new CEO

09.05.2017

At its last meeting the Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy has appointed Markus Tacke as the company’s new CEO. In addition to this there have been several other decisions concerning the senior management team.

After the merge of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa Ignacio Martín, the CEO of the merged company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, announced his desire to step down once the integration efforts were underway. Now the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Markus Tacke as his successor. “We are very pleased that Markus Tacke has accepted this appointment. His broad experience in the wind industry, combined with his strong leadership and track record will ensure the company tackles the challenges of the future,” said Rosa María García, Chairwoman of the Board.


From 2014 to 2016 Markus Tacke served as Chairman of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)/Wind Europe. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Darmstadt University (Germany), and a Master’s Degree in Combustion and Fluid Dynamics from Cornell University (New York, USA).

Markus Tacke has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and power generation sectors, and has held a number of senior executive positions in the industry. Before the merger, Markus Tacke served for four years as CEO of Siemens Wind Power. Under his leadership, the company’s Offshore business grew significantly.

Other members of the company’s senior management team were announced in April. This team will remain in place, ensuring stability and continuity.

  • Andrew Hall, CFO
  • Xabier Etxeberria, CEO Onshore
  • Mark Albenze, CEO Service
  • David Mesonero, Corporate Development, Strategy and Integration Managing Director

Michael Hannibal has been appointed CEO of the Offshore business. The last three years he served in the same position at Siemens Wind Power.

As replacement of Klaus Helmrich on the company’s Board of Directors the committee appointed Michael Sen. Mr. Sen is member of the Managing Board of the Siemens AG.

Philipp Kronsbein / Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

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