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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Olivier Fontan is the President and CEO of LM Wind Power a GE Renewable Energy business. LM Wind Power is a world leading designer and supplier of rotor blades for wind turbines. Olivier is a GE Company Officer.

Prior to this new role, he was the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for GE Renewable Energy. In this position, he was looking after the entire supply chain, including Manufacturing and Sourcing, of this $10b business.

Before joining the GE Renewable Energy business, Olivier spent more than 10 years in Asia as the Vice President Asia Manufacturing and China Sourcing where he developed, grew and lead a supply chain footprint with up to 30 plants and $5b buy. Earlier he was Operations Manager for GE Power in Hungary in a green field plant, dedicated to Gas Turbines components, he participated to set up, grow and lead.

Before joining GE, Olivier worked as Manufacturing Leader in the car industry and worked for the global sourcing organization of Alstom.

He is a Master Black Belt certified.

Olivier graduated with M.S degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

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HUMAN RESOURCES LEADER

Izabel Cortez was appointed Human Resources leader for LM Wind Power in 2020. Prior to that, Izabel has worked in GE for many years. She joined GE in 2012 as the HR Leader for Energy Management in Latin America. In 2016 she moved to Renewable Energy to shape the newly created business and lead the Regional HR function in Latin America, across various P&Ls Manufacturing plants, Projects, Services, Commercial and Support Functions. Prior to joining GE, she spent 17 years at Microsoft where she held a variety of senior roles in Latin America and the US, with a specific focus on business transformation, integration and change, talent management, and organizational and leadership development. Izabel holds a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from FGV-SP with a postgraduate qualification from Fundação Dom Cabral.

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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ignazio Imburgia is the CFO of LM Wind Power. He previously held the role of Supply Chain CFO for two years, and has extensive leadership experience from GE, including as FP&A Income Statement Leader in GE Renewable Energy. Ignazio is a graduate of Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff and holds an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan.

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VP, SALES & MARKETING

Dorte Kamper returned to Denmark in August 2017 after 4 years as LM Wind Power’s Commercial Director for the Americas. She joined the company in 2010 to hold the commercial responsibility for various key customers before relocating to the United States in 2013. She has a background in Sales and Marketing, latest as Sales & Marketing Director in the automotive spare part industry. Dorte Kamper has a Diploma in International Business from Aarhus University in Denmark.

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GENERAL COUNSEL

Vibeke Dittrich joined LM Wind Power as General Counsel in August 2022, with responsibility for the design and delivery of the company’s legal strategy and support. She has more than 20 years international experience, most recently in her previous roles as senior legal counsel and group compliance responsible for Borealis AG. Vibeke has a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen.

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VP, MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

Bjarne Sandager Nielsen has a manufacturing and engineering background and has more than 25 years international management experience in Europe, India, Asia, US and Australia. He has had previous leadership roles with wind turbine manufacturer Vestas and during his time with LM Wind Power has led our Manufacturing, Sourcing, Logistics, AME and New Capacity.

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VP, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

Hanif joined LM Wind Power in March 2018. He brings more than 15 years’ experience and deep domain strategic expertise in technology, manufacturing and development of wind turbines and power generation plants. His background includes both onshore and offshore wind sector within multinational US and European industrial companies. He holds a Master of Science degree from Aalborg University.

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VP, QUALITY & HSE

Miguel Balbuena has an Engineering background and more than 20 years experience from the Spanish renewable industry. Before joining LM Wind Power, Miguel Balbuena was responsible for operations in the solar panel manufacturing company, BP Solar España, S.A

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Chief Information Officer

Bhaskar joined LM Wind Power in September 2022 as CIO. He has 23 years of experience working in Information Technology for Industrial Manufacturing and Services businesses based out of Asia, India, US and South Africa. Most recently he was the Chief Technology Officer for GE Gas Power. He has also been the CIO for Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Commercial, and Data & Analytics in past roles. He holds a PGDM in Marketing and Finance, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication.

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SENIOR DIRECTOR, GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

Chandra Duraiswamy joined LM Wind Power in March 2020 as Global Communications Leader. He spent 15 years in Marketing Communications handling internal and external communications for global organizations and worked in multicultural environments in different roles. He’s worked with global brands like Capgemini, Tech Mahindra, Bercen Inc. in North America, Europe and India and worked closely with the leadership team in communicating their strategies. Chandra has a M.S., Chemical Engineering (US), and an MBA, Marketing (US) and Diploma in Journalism (India). Also, he is a PROSCI certified ‘Change Management Practitioner’ and passed the ‘Design Thinking’ course from MIT. 

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HEAD OF ONSHORE BLADE PROGRAMS

Francisco (Paco) joined LM Wind Power in 2010, managing quality at our Ponferrada Plant in Spain. After that, he became Ponferrada Plant Director for 7 years and, later, led our global ERPand Cypress blade programs. He was appointed Head of Onshore Blade Programs in 2022. Paco has an engineering background, complemented with his transversal functional experience while holding many different managing positions across different business in Spain for more than 30 years.

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HEAD OF OPERATIONS, INDIA

Phani Gujjari joined LM Wind Power in 2019 as Head of Operations for India. He brings 20 years of operational experience in manufacturing of Automotive components, and industrial and capital goods. Phani is very passionate about driving operational excellence in the shop floor and in business processes across our factories in India. A strong believer in the power of People and Lean to transform organizations, he spearheads the infusion of the ‘Lean spirit’ in everything we at LM Wind Power, India. Phani holds a B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA degree.

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HEAD OF OPERATIONS, CHINA

Hugh Xu joined LM Wind Power in 2021 as Head of Operations, China, providing overall leadership to the regional production facilities. He has extensive operational management experience, including plant leadership from his previous roles in GE Hydro in China, most recently as the Supply Chain Leader.

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HEAD OF OPERATIONS, AMERICAS

Alexandre Boulay came to LM Wind Power in 2005, fresh out of university. He holds a degree in Materials Engineering from Université Laval in Quebec. He was the first employee in the LM Wind Power Gaspé plant, Canada and an active member of the Gaspé plant launch. Over the years he held many positions at LM Wind Power. Most notable, Plant Director of many years and now Head of Operations for all Americas. 

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HEAD OF OPERATIONS, EUROPE

Since Torben Mølby joined LM Wind Power in 2007, he has built extensive knowledge and experience in leading large organizations with a people mindset in Operations and Manufacturing. He has held positions ranging from Plant Director, Regional Operations Leadership positions in China and India along with global roles heading Manufacturing Engineering and Service functions. Most recently, he assumed the role as Deputy Head of Global Operations from 2015 to 2020, before being appointed Head of Operations, Europe. Torben Mølby holds a Bachelor Engineer in Manufacturing Engineering and Management University of Southern Denmark 1993. Before joining LM Wind Power, he has held various operations leadership positions across companies in Denmark.

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LEAN LEADER FOR LM WIND POWER

Stephan is the Lean Leader for LM Wind Power. Prior to joining GE, he served 15+ years in Operations and Lean leadership roles for several global manufacturing businesses, such as Pentair and Westport. His interest in lean was sparked at Fluke - a Danaher company - and building an engaged lean culture has been his passion ever since. Stephan holds an Engineering Degree in Mathematics and a Post Doc in Supply Chain Management from the Eindhoven University of Technology.