European Wind Energy Association Chief Executive Officer Thomas Becker is stepping down as the head of the association for personal reasons after two years of service.
Following his appointment in December 2012, Mr. Becker outlined his vision for an industry group that placed renewed emphasis on how the wind energy sector could contribute to jobs, exports and green growth.
During his tenure, Mr. Becker also steered EWEA through a transformational period, overseeing a number of key internal changes at the association including the formation of a new Board structure and the implementation of EWEA’s new statutes.
EWEA Chairman Dr. Markus Tacke said: “We thank Thomas Becker for his dedicated service over these past two years. Mr. Becker came to EWEA following a long and distinguished career in high-level international energy and climate negotiations and he has served the Secretariat with great pride.”
He added: “We wish him well in his future endeavours and the search for his successor will begin shortly.”
The European association’s Deputy CEO Malgosia Bartosik will lead the association and assume the responsibilities of the CEO during this transitional period.