Former GE CEO gets a seat at the board of wind turbine blade entrepreneur

Former GE Offshore and Vestas Offshore CEO Anders Søe-Jensen becomes new Chairman of the company Bladena from Roskilde, which develops and manufactures technology solutions and improvements for wind turbines.

With several top jobs in the wind industry behind him, Anders Søe-Jensen is a well-known man of industry, who over the past 17 years has had senior positions within offshore / wind industry. Now he is engaging himself in the entrepreneurial company Bladena, which is growing rapidly and provides unique repair and design solutions for wind turbine blades worldwide.

Bladena has hit a global niche with its products - a niche that has grown rapidly in step with the wind industry, which has grown exponentially over the past 30 years.

Anders Søe-Jensen's role in the company is among others to help get Bladenas unique technologies implemented widely in the industry.

"I look forward to getting down to business in an exciting company with great international potential. I will draw on my experience in the industry and establish contacts in the right places with the right people and develop Bladenas strategy," says Bladenas new Chairman, Anders Søe-Jensen.

Homebound CEO

Most recently, Anders Søe-Jensen, was CEO of GE Offshore, which has its headquarters in France, and he was thus one of the highest-ranking Danes in the international wind industry. Anders Søe-Jensen has joined the board, and from May 1, he is Chairman and simultaneously a joint owner of Bladena.

Majority shareholder and founder of Bladena, Find Mølholt Jensen, is pleased and proud to attract such capacity to the company.

"Anders is a gentleman with great experience in the industry and I look forward to working with him. I am pleased that the goals we have achieved so far, means that we can attract someone like Anders, who can really contribute to both strategy and execution," says Find Mølholt Jensen.

Pleased investors

CAPNOVA is together with DTU a fellow shareholder in Bladena and CAPNOVA has been a part of the board and has had part ownership since the inception of the company and from their viewpoint, they also see the new chairman as a great asset.

"It will be really exciting to get a chairman like Anders into Bladena. He has a lot of skills that the company will benefit from and a name in the industry that can help provide Bladena some strength and impact compared to the major players in the wind industry," says Finn Mogensen, Investment Manager at CAPNOVA.

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