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Jan Kjaersgaard

President & CEO, Offshore Wind

Jan Kjærsgaard is CEO of GE Renewable Energy’s Offshore Wind business.

He has built a 20-year career in the wind sector with companies like Bonus Energy, Siemens Wind Power and Bladt, Kjærsgaard joined GE in June 2021 with a goal to continue scaling up its offshore wind business. Today, GE is established as a leading offshore wind equipment supplier with its Haliade-X platform, totaling 5.7 GW of commitment backlog.

Prior to joining GE, Jan was CEO of FLSmidth’s cement business, including full EPC turnkey plants, products businesses and aftermarket services, from 2017 to 2020. From 2014 to 2017 Kjaersgaard was CEO of international steel contractor Bladt Industries and continued to gain expertise in the offshore wind sector.

He previously served as VP Global Sales of Siemens’ onshore and offshore businesses before becoming CEO of Siemens Wind Power Americas and later on CEO for Siemens Wind Power EMEA. He came to Siemens from Bonus Energy, where he led the organization’s commercial team and was involved in some of the first utility-scale offshore wind projects in European waters before the company was acquired by Siemens in 2004.

Jan holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Aalborg University.