Hitachi Energy’s new CEO

Claudio Facchin will step down on June 30.


Hitachi Energy to appoint Andreas Schierenbeck as CEO

Andreas Schierenbeck (Image credit: Hitachi Energy)

Switzerland, Zürich: Hitachi Energy has announced that Andreas Schierenbeck will be appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2024. Claudio Facchin, Hitachi Energy CEO, will step down on June 30, 2024. Schierenbeck will engage with the Hitachi Energy Board, Executive Team and Facchin to ensure a smooth transition prior to the handover on July 1, 2024.

Schierenbeck joins from HH2E, a green-hydrogen production company, where he is currently co-founder and board member. He previously worked as CEO of Uniper from 2019 to 2021, and the CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator from 2013 to 2018. Between 1992 and 2012, he also held various management positions within Siemens.

“I would like to welcome Andreas to Hitachi Energy to lead the next phase of exciting growth for the business. I would also like to express my appreciation to Claudio for his great leadership transitioning and transforming the company over the last four years from the carve-out of ABB’s Power Grids business through the Hitachi ABB Power Grids Joint Venture (JV) into Hitachi Energy, a fully-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Group”, said Keiji Kojima, Representative Executive Officer, President & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to lead the transition to Hitachi Energy, working alongside the Executive Team and the entire Hitachi Energy organization across the globe”, said Facchin said.

“I am thrilled to embark on this journey as the new CEO of Hitachi Energy, steering the company towards new horizons in an era of transformation, where the demand for electricity is surging due to the rapid electrification of transport, buildings, and industries. It is a profound honor to lead an experienced team so deeply committed to quality, innovation and sustainability as we help our customers and society accelerate towards a greener future”, Schierenbeck commented.

Source: Hitachi Energy