Chair Of Judges

Henrik Stiesdal

Henrik is one of the pioneers of the modern wind industry, he built his first wind turbine in 1976 and in 1978 designed one of the first commercial wind turbines, licensed by Vestas in 1979. During his 40 years in the wind industry he has worked with all aspects of wind turbine technology, including fundamental research, turbine design, manufacturing, sales, project implementation, service and quality management. Post-retirement activities include floating wind tu...

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Meet The Judges

Ben Backwell

Ben BackwellManaging Director

Ben Backwell a leading commentator and strategist in the renewable energy industry. He helps clients across the energy and power sector to position t...

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Eize de Vries

Eize de VriesContributing Consultant, Technology and Market Trends

Eize has worked in Botswana, Mauritania and Bangladesh, and The Netherlands as a science journalist, design engineer, university lectu...

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Elke Hanel

Elke HanelVice President, Women of Wind Energy Deutschland e.V.

Elke has held leading positions in the renewable energy sector for more than 13 years and the last five years as a managing director of BayWa r.e. Wi...

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Luc Chabas

Luc ChabasGlobal Sales Coordinator Manager - Marketing, Nordex/Acciona Windpower

An accomplished and versatile Senior Executive and Business Leader with extensive Board Level experience, as evidenced through a Business Developm...

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Marie-Louise Bornemann

Marie-Louise BornemannPresident, Women of Wind Energy Deutschland e.V.

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