CEO of Andritz Hydro GmbH
Andritz, corporate member of the IHA is a global supplier of electromechanical systems and services (“from water-to-wire“) for hydropower plants and one of the leaders in the world market for hydraulic power generation.
I joined Andritz in 2013 and became a member of the Andritz Executive board in early 2023. Previously, I was Senior Vice President of ANDRITZ Hydro for the Service & Rehab Division North America; CEO of ANDRITZ S.A. de C.V., Mexico; President of ANDRITZ Hydro Corp., USA, after various management positions in the hydropower industry at Alstom.
Against the background of my work in developing and emerging countries, it is important for me to emphasize that the focus on sustainability in the expansion of hydropower is particularly important in these regions. Andritz has been a Sustainability Partner of the IHA from the very beginning and we have always made our contribution to the multi-stakeholder dialogue, when the Sustainability Tools were developed. Under my lead, Andritz continues to be fully committed to the San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower, including a stop to new hydropower projects in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and we support the worldwide establishment of the Hydropower Sustainability Standard.
I am applying to be a member of the IHA board by expressing full commitment to the values of the association. I will specifically support any initiative that strengthens exchange and cooperation with other renewables in the sense of a common path towards the Paris Climate Goals and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
One of my particular concerns is to maintain and secure the specialist know-how for the future. We need education initiatives and modern career opportunities to attract young people to our industry. Without young engineers, a sustainable and prosperous future of our industry would not be secured.