CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Hanif Mashal is the chief executive officer (CEO) of LM Wind Power, a world leading designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, offering blade development, testing, manufacturing, services, and logistics. Hanif assumed his role as CEO in 2024, where he is focused on driving strategies and outcomes that reaffirm LM Wind Power’s pivotal role as an agile, reliable, and profitable partner to the wind industry.
Hanif joined LM Wind Power in 2018 as vice president of engineering and technology, where he led end-to-end design, production development and services engineering supporting collaborative customer growth.
Prior to joining LM Wind Power, Hanif served as chief engineer of offshore wind turbine at Siemens Gamesa Renewables from 2012 to 2017. From 2006 to 2012, Hanif served as head of next generation electrical power train and controls at Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, Clipper Windpower.
Hanif holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark.
HEAD OF OFFSHORE
Alexandre Boulay joined LM Wind Power in 2005 as a graduate. 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 and Head of Operations for the Americas region. In 2022, he took responsibility for our Offshore segment, aligning operations across multiple regions.
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.
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.
VP, SALES & MARKETING
Dorte Kamper holds the commercial responsibility for our extensive global customer portfolio. Her international career with LM Wind Power began as a Key Account Director in 2010, before a 4-year period as our Commercial Director for the Americas. She has a background in Sales and Marketing with prior leadership roles in the automotive industry, has held various roles on industry boards, and has a Diploma in International Business from Aarhus University in Denmark.
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.
GLOBAL QUALITY LEADER
Hardik Raithatha joined LM Wind Power in 2022 as Global Quality Leader. He has extensive global supply chain and energy industry leadership experience, with a focus on operational transformation. He holds an MBA in Strategy & Operations from Emory University, Atlanta and an Electronics Engineering degree from Sardar Patel University, India.
Services Operations Executive
Helio joined LM Wind Power in September 2023 as Services Operations Executive. He has more than 27 years of global engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, services, and leadership experience with GE and previously Alstom. This includes several roles in execution, operational transformation, and services organizations within energy industries. He is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Master (DEA) in Thermal and Energy by Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France and a postgrad in Business Management by FIA-USP (Universidade de Sao Paulo) in Brazil.
HEAD OF ASIA OPERATIONS
Hugh Xu joined LM Wind Power in 2021 as Head of Operations, China, providing overall leadership to the regional production facilities. He later assumed alignment responsibility for operations in India and China. He has extensive operational management experience, including plant and supply chain leadership from previous roles in GE Hydro in China.
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.
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.
VP, GLOBAL EHS
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
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.
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.