Orsted has announced that Matthias Bausenwein will return to Europe for family reasons and take on a new role outside of Orsted. He will therefore step down from his position as president of Asia-Pacific and chairman of Orsted Taiwan on 20 January.
The search for a successor has been activated. In the interim period, Orsted’s group deputy CEO and chief commercial officer Martin Neubert, will cover the responsibilities as head of the region Asia-Pacific and support the strong existing leadership team on the ground, said Orsted. Orsted Taiwan’s general manager Christy Wang will be acting as the chairman of Orsted Taiwan.
Neubert said, “we started our journey in APAC more than five years ago and we now have a highly skilled local organization of more than 200 employees. We are committed to the Taiwanese market and will continue our investment while completing the construction of 900MW Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind farms by end of 2022. We are very well positioned to continue our growth journey in Asia-Pacific by executing on our regional growth strategy.”
Bausenwein joined Orsted in 2013 and was appointed as the president of Asia Pacific in 2016. “We respect Mr. Bausenwein’s personal decision and would like to thank him for his great contributions for the company over the years,” said the company.