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Anders RunevadFormer Chief Executive Officer of Vestas Wind Systems
- As CEO of Vestas Wind Systems, transformed company into a global leader in offshore wind, generating a total return of 480%
- Significant experience in clean energy & wind power generation. Under his leadership, Vestas joined the Paris Pledge for Action.
- Included in Fortune’s “Businessperson of the Year” list in 2016 and named one of Harvard Business Review’s “Best-Performing CEOs in the World” in 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Mr. Runevad served as the Chief Executive Officer of Vestas Wind Systems, a wind turbine manufacturing, installation, and servicing company with more installed wind power worldwide than any other manufacturer, for six years ending in 2019, and is credited with turning around the company. During his tenure, Vestas stock returned a total of 480%, significantly outperforming the global energy and industrials sectors. He was included in Fortune’s “Businessperson of the Year” list in 2016 and was named one of the “Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review in 2016, 2017, and 2019.
Under his leadership, Vestas joined the Paris Pledge for Action as a non-party stakeholder in 2015 in connection with the adoption of the Paris Agreement, supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement and the ambition of governments to keep the world on a trajectory that limits the global warming temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
Prior to joining Vestas, Mr. Runevad spent 28 years at Ericsson Group, the Swedish telecommunications company, during which time he held various leadership positions, most recently as President of West & Central Europe (2010-13), and a member of Ericsson’s Global Executive Team. Mr. Runevad’s other roles and responsibilities included: Director of the Board and Executive Vice President, Sony Ericsson (2006-2010), President, Ericsson Brazil (2004-2006), Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Business Unit Network, Ericsson AB (2000-2004), and President, Ericsson Singapore (1996-2000).
He is currently a member of the boards of Vestas, as well as Nilfisk Holding (CPH: NLFSK), a cleaning equipment producer and supplier, and Schneider Electric SE, a multinational energy and software company.
Mr. Runevad holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and MBA studies from University of Lund in Sweden.