Statkraft Gets New EVP For European Wind & Solar

Birgitte Ringtad Vartdal To Lead European Wind & Solar For Statkraft As Executive Vice President From April 1, 2020
04:40 AM (Beijing Time) - 25. December 2019
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Come April 2020, and Birgitte Ringtad Vartdal (in the picture) will join the corporate management team at Statkraft as EVP for European Wind and Solar. (Photo Credit: Statkraft)

Key Takeaways

  • Statkraft has hired Birgitte Ringtad Vartdal as the company’s new EVP for European Wind and Solar business
  • She will replace Steinar Bysveen who has resigned and will join her new organization from April 1, 2020
  • Vartdal will also be taking care of the Project Delivery unit in her new role and explore investments in biofuels, hydrogen, electric car charging and data centres

Statkraft has announced the appointment of Birgitte Ringtad Vartdal as the Norwegian energy company’s new executive vice president (EVP) for European Wind and Solar business. Vartdal will join in her new role at Statkraft with effect from April 1, 2020.

Vartdal will take over from Steinar Bysveen who has resigned from his position and joins the company’s corporate management team.

At Statkraft, Vartdal will look after the company’s planned growth in the wind an solar space in Europe along with its Project Delivery unit and investments in new business opportunities as biofuels, hydrogen, electric car charging and data centres. 

Before joining Statkraft, Vartdal was the CEO of shipping company Golden Ocean where she previously also worked as the CFO. In her earlier employments, she worked with Torvald Klaveness and Hydro Energi, informed Statkraft.

“Statkraft has an ambitious strategy and unique position for further growth within renewable energy. I am very much looking forward to embarking on this task and contribute to this growth together with the rest of the organisation,” said Vartdal.

Vartdal’s appointment follows the announcement of Miguel Alvarez to lead its wind and solar Iberia business as the company works on its strategy to build 6 GW of onshore wind and 2 GW of solar till 2025 (see Statkraft Builds Team For RE On Iberian Peninsula).

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