Published: 22 September 2020 22 September 2020
WindEurope’s Board of Directors has elected Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, as the association’s new Chair for an 18-month term. Kavafyan takes over the Chair from Vattenfall’s Gunnar Groebler.
The Board also appointed Nicolas Couderc, EDF Renewables Executive Vice-President, as the Association’s new Vice Chair. Philippe Kavafyan, an engineer by background, is serving as CEO at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind since 2018. Before that he worked as Director Offshore Wind for the French company Orano. He also held positions at EDF, GE and Adwen.
Nicolas Couderc holds the position Executive Vice-President for France at EDF Renewables since 2016. He has previously served as Head of Strategy and M&A. He started his career in the finance sector as a university teacher, then as a market economist.