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Hitachi Energy names new chief executive officer

Hitachi Energy announced Thursday that Andreas Schierenbeck will be appointed as new chief executive officer, effective July 1.

Claudio Facchin, Hitachi Energy CEO, will step down at the end of June 2024 and Schierenbeck will engage with the Hitachi Energy board, Executive Team and Claudio to ensure a smooth transition, the company said. .

Schierenbeck joins Hitachi Energy from HH2E, a new green-hydrogen production company, where he is currently co-founder and board member. He was previously CEO of Uniper from 2019 to 2021, where he launched the company’s decarbonization strategy.

Prior to that he was the CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator, where he led the transformation of the company into a global leader leveraging digital technology from 2013 to 2018. Between 1992 and 2012, Andreas held various management positions within Siemens, including president and CEO of Siemens Building Technologies in the US between 2010 and 2012 and senior vice president in the Siemens electric utility sector in Switzerland.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the TU Dresden and an Advanced Management Certificate from Harvard University in the US.    

“I would like to welcome Andreas to Hitachi Energy to lead the next phase of exciting growth for the business,” said Keiji Kojima, Representative Executive Officer. “I would also like to express my appreciation to Claudio for his great leadership transitioning and transforming the company over the last four years from the carve-out of ABB’s Power Grids business through the Hitachi ABB Power Grids Joint Venture into Hitachi Energy, a fully-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Group.”

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