Norway’s REC Elevates CFO To CEO Position

REC Group CEO Steve O’Neil Stepping Down With Effect From March 1, 2021; Management Promotes CFO Jan Enno Bicker As CEO
06:06 PM (Beijing Time) - 16. February 2021

Solar panel manufacturer REC Group is to be led by its current CFO Jan Enno Bicker (in the picture) who is to take over the as the company’s CEO from outgoing CEO Steve O’Neil. (Photo Credit: REC Solar Holdings AS)

Key Takeaways

  • REC Group of Norway has announced a change in its CEO with current boss Steve O’Neil stepping down
  • O’Neil will be handing over his position to group CFO Jan Enno Bicker with effect from March 1, 2021
  • O’Neil will continue to remain on board of REC Solar Pte. Ltd. and its affiliates

Norway based solar PV module manufacturer REC Group has made senior management changes with current CEO Steve O’Neil stepping down from March 1, 2021. He will continue to remain associated with the company as a board member of REC Solar Pte. Ltd. and its affiliates.

O’Neil is leaving the company after 6 years to spend time with his family in his hometown Montana.

Taking over from O’Neil is the group’s current CFO Jan Enno Bicker who has been with the company since 2016. Before joining REC Group, Bicker worked as the CEO of TE Connectivity. He has international experience, working in the markets of Asia, USA and Europe. REC is confident he will continue to bring significant value having worked closely with O’Neil and other senior members of the team.

“While Steve is stepping down from the position of REC’s CEO, I am thankful that REC and the whole industry will not lose him as a strong technology innovation driver and a passionate climate warrior,” acknowledges Jan. “I am looking forward to my new role to lead REC into the next critical phase, supported by Steve as a member of the board and REC’s strong Senior Management Team.”

In January 2021, the REC Group announced the appointment of ex-First Solar senior executive Reinhard Lampe as the company’s vice president sales and marketing Europe.

REC Group is planning to expand its Singapore based 1.8 GW solar cell and module production capacity by about 4 GW in France and welcomed the invitation by French government for public consultation back in December 2020 (see France Opens Consultation For REC Group’s Panel Fab).

Anu Bhambhani

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