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VSB Group announces the appointment of Maël Lagarde as Managing Director / General Manager for VSB énergies Nouvelles, France
The new Managing Director / CEO of VSB énergies nouvelles: Maël Lagarde
© VSB GroupNîmes/Dresden (renewablepress) - Maël Lagarde graduated from Sciences Po Grenoble with a Master's degree in "Technique, Science and Democracy" and from Grenoble INP-ENSE3 in "Energy Systems and Markets". He joined VSB énergies nouvelles in 2013. At VSB, Maël successively held the positions of wind and operations engineer, and operations and recovery manager before taking on the New Markets Department, a position he has held since January 2021. Maël is also, in this capacity, a member of the Management Committee (CoDir) of VSB énergies nouvelles.
As Managing Director / CEO of VSB énergies nouvelles, Maël will be responsible for the achievement of the annual objectives as well as the development, planning and deployment of the company's short-, medium- and long-term strategy. As a representative of VSB Energies Nouvelles to the various stakeholders, he will also be responsible for the budget and the daily monitoring of activities. Maël Lagarde will also oversee the management of VSB énergies nouvelles’ 140 employees spread over its 6 agencies and will lead the CODIR and the Steering Committee, the governance bodies of VSB énergies nouvelles.
"I am very proud to become Managing Director of VSB énergies nouvelles", explains Maël Lagarde. "Working in the renewable energy sector is a choice and the result of the conviction that it is one of the keys to building a sustainable, responsible and accessible energy future for all.
VSB énergies nouvelles is more than just a company. It is a large family of 140 people committed to the energy transition with determination, desire and passion. This new position is an extraordinary opportunity for me to continue the great momentum that has been built up over the last 20 years in France and, more than ever, to work on increasing the share of green electrons on the grid.”
About VSB Group
VSB, headquartered in Dresden, is one of the leading full-service providers in the field of renewable energies. Its core business is national and international project development for wind farms and photovoltaic parks, their operational management as well as the operation of its own parks. In addition, VSB supports clients from industry and commerce in matters of energy production and efficiency. Since 1996, VSB has commissioned more than 700 wind energy and photovoltaic plants with a combined installed capacity of approximately 1.1 GW. VSB also provides services for around 1.4 GW worth of installed plants. With its affiliated companies, the Group employs over 350 people at 22 locations.
About VSB énergies nouvelles
Based in Nîmes and a subsidiary of the VSB Group, VSB énergies nouvelles has been a major player in the renewable energy sector in France for 20 years. Recognised for its know-how and the quality of its projects, VSB énergies nouvelles covers the entire value chain: from development to the development and production of renewable energy, including financing, construction, operation, maintenance and administrative management.
With more than 140 employees spread over 6 agencies covering the whole country, VSB énergies nouvelles has achieved a turnover of 24 million euros in 2021 and manages more than 900 MW of wind and solar assets producing the equivalent of the consumption of more than 900,000 inhabitants.
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Caption: The new Managing Director / CEO of VSB énergies nouvelles: Maël Lagarde
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