Per Mejnert Kristensen will join 1 August 2022 with the task of scaling Ørsted’s regional business and accelerating the green energy transformation in Asia Pacific. Ørsted has its regional commercial hub in Taipei and is currently developing renewable energy projects in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
Per Mejnert Kristensen brings an impressive leadership track record and more than 20 years of relevant experience with large-scale infrastructure projects across Asia. Before joining Ørsted, Per Mejnert Kristensen headed FLSmidth Group’s Asia business as Senior Vice President based in Bangkok, Thailand. FLSmidth is a global supplier to the cement and mining industries with an industry-leading sustainability program.
Martin Neubert, Ørsted Group Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, says: “Following a thorough internal and external recruitment process, I’m pleased to welcome Per to Ørsted. Building upon his more than 20 years of leadership experience, Per will play an instrumental role in maturing and growing our development portfolio and expanding our footprint in the region, solidifying Ørsted’s position as a trusted advisor and supplier of renewable energy solutions to governments and corporates.”
Per Mejnert Kristensen says: “I’ve long admired Ørsted as a renewable energy leader and a catalyst for the green energy transformation. Based on world-leading technical and commercial competences, Ørsted has built a global business that helps governments develop homegrown, renewable power capacity at large scale, while revitalizing local communities and creating local jobs. I look very much forward to joining Ørsted and to help continue the build-out of clean energy infrastructure in Asia Pacific.”
Ørsted established its Asia-Pacific organisation in 2016 and has since then pioneered the region’s offshore wind industry. Ørsted currently has 128 MW in operation at Asia Pacific’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, expects to commission the 900 MW Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan this year, and has an ambitious pipeline of multi-gigawatt projects under development in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
Per Mejnert Kristensen will be based in Ørsted’s Taipei office and work closely with Ørsted’s Asia-Pacific leadership team and more than 200 employees across the region.