Global Wind Energy Council Names New CEO



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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a trade association representing the global wind power sector, has appointed Ben Backwell its new CEO.

Backwell replaces Steve Sawyer, who first joined GWEC as secretary general in 2007. Sawyer will continue his work with GWEC as senior policy advisor.

“We are delighted to have Ben join us as GWEC’s new CEO,” says Morten Dyrholm, GWEC’s chairman, as well as Vestas’ group senior vice president of marketing, communications and public affairs. “He will bring solid industry knowledge, commercial acumen, and communication and public affairs expertise to the role.”