Siemens Gamesa, a leader in renewable energy, has announced the appointment of Christian Bruch as its new chairman replacing Miguel Ángel López, who has chosen to embark on a new chapter in his professional career.
Announcing on November 17, Siemens Gamesa said its board of directors has appointed Christian Bruch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy AG and member of Siemens Gamesa’s Board of Directors, as its new non-executive Chairman.
Born in 1970 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Bruch holds a doctorate in engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland. He studied mechanical engineering at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, and at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
His long professional career encompasses the engineering and energy industries. Before becoming the President and CEO of Siemens Energy AG in 2020, he held senior positions in companies such as Linde AG or RWE AG.
"The medium- and long-term success potential of Siemens Gamesa is enormous. Without wind there can be no energy transition. Structurally some things have to change in the wind market so that turbine manufacturers can be profitable, but above all we have to get a grip on our home-grown problems," said Bruch following the appointment.
"First and foremost, this requires passion and attention to detail, which is what I expect from management and employees. We have to tackle the problems step by step and show progress quarter by quarter. In my new role, I will do everything I can to support the Siemens Gamesa Executive Committee in this task. I would like to thank López for his dedicated commitment to Siemens Gamesa in difficult times and for the good cooperation. I wish him all the best for his future," he added.