Chief Executive Officer
JOSÉ LUIS BLANCO
Mr. Blanco was born on 17 July 1970 and is Spanish citizen. He began his professional career in 1993 at Industrias Ferri, later going on to join Gamesa, where he assumed various executive positions and roles within the Management Board from 1997 to 2002. Among these were the roles of Managing Director at Gamesa Eolica USA, COO at Gamesa USA, and Engineering Director, CEO and Gamesa Offshore Director. In 2011, he was appointed to the position of Chief Customer Officer and member of the Management Board of Gamesa.
José Luis Blanco joined the Management Board of Acciona Windpower in 2012. He has been a member of the Management Board of Nordex SE since the company took over Acciona Windpower in April 2016, initially responsible for operations (COO).
José Luis Blanco was appointed Chairman of the Management Board on 17 March 2017. His current appointment runs until 31 December 2022.
• PADE Senior Management Program, IESE Business School, Madrid, Spain.
• Management Program in Strategy & Operations Management, Caixavigo Business School, Vigo, Spain.
• Degree in Industrial Engineering (and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering), Vigo University, Spain.
Chief Financial Officer
DR ILYA HARTMANN
Mr. Hartmann was born on 22 January 1973 and is a German citizen. He began his career as a lawyer and worked for law firms in Frankfurt and Berlin. Before joining the OEM side of the wind energy sector, he worked for Acciona Energy for several years. As of 2007 he became responsible for the German market as Managing Director for Germany. In 2009 he became Director Europe and moved to Spain. In 2012, he left Europe to work for Acciona Energy as CEO North America until 2017. In 2017 he moved to Hamburg with his family in order to join the Nordex Group, where he first took over the responsibility as Head of People and Culture.
In March 2018 he was appointed as CEO of Division Europe. Mr. Hartmann has been a member of the Management Board of Nordex SE since 1 January 2021 and has ben Chief Financial Officer since 1 March 2021. His current appointment runs until 31 December 2023.
• Legal studies in Freiburg, Seville, Bonn and Berlin
• PhD in Law
Chief Sales Officer
Patxi Landa was born on 18 April 1972 and is a Spanish citizen. His career began with positions at engine manufacturer Guascor and technology group Azkoyen. In 2002, he joined the Acciona Group, where he served as Managing Director of Acciona Energy Australia and of Acciona Solar Power in the US. In 2007, he went on to become Business Development Director and member of the Management Board at Acciona Windpower. He has been a member of the Management Board of Nordex SE since April 2016, and in this capacity is responsible for Sales. His current appointment runs until December 2022.
• Degree in Economics and Business Sciences, University of Navarra, Spain
• Master of Business Administration (MBA), EOI Business School, Spain
• PDG, General Management Program, IESE Business School, Navarra University, Spain
The Supervisory Board
Dr Wolfgang Ziebart,
Starnberg / Germany
CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD, CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND MEMBER OF THE STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Professor Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, born on 30 January 1950, is a German citizen. He studied Mechanical Engineering, later completing a doctorate in the subject at the Technical University of Munich. He joined BMW AG in 1977, assuming numerous positions over the course of his career there, ultimately advancing to that of Management Board member responsible for development and procurement. In 2000, he was appointed to the Management Board of Continental AG, where he was initially responsible for the company’s brake and electronics business and later advanced to become Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. Between 2004 and 2008, Professor Dr Ziebart was Chief Executive Officer at Infineon AG, where his responsibilities included overseeing the spin-off of the company’s memory chip business. He later moved to Jaguar Land Rover Automotive to assume the position of Director Group Engineering.
Professor Dr Ziebart is Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Strategy and Technology Committee. He is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Veoneer, Inc. in Sweden, and of Webasto SE in Germany.
Professor Dr Ziebart was elected to the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 26 May 2009. His current mandate will end with the General Meeting ratifying the acts of the members of the Supervisory Board holding office in the financial year 2025.
Madrid / Spain
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD, MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE; CHIEF STRATEGY & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER OF ACCIONA S.A.
Juan Muro-Lara, born on 4 September 1967, is a Spanish citizen. He holds a degree in Business Administration & Management from the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) in Madrid, Spain. He began his career working in accounting for Banco de España. Between 1990 and 1992, he served as Assistant to the CFO of Afisa S.A. He then went on to join the investment bank UBS, working at its London and Madrid offices before being appointed to the role of Executive Director. In 2005, he assumed his current position at the Acciona Group.
Mr Muro-Lara is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and a member of both the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee. He is also Chairman of the board of directors of BESTINVER PENSIONES EGFP, S.A., SOCIEDAD DE VALORES, S.A. and SCUTUM LOGISTIC, S.L. (SILENCE), Vice Chairman of the board of directors of BESTINVER GESTIÓN, S.A. SGIIC , and BESTINVER, S.A. and member of the board of directors of QEV EXTREME, S.L., all seated in Spain.
Mr Muro-Lara was elected to the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 10 May 2016. His current mandate will end with the General Meeting ratifying the acts of the members of the Supervisory Board holding office in the financial year 2025.
Munich / Germany
MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, CHAIRMAN OF THE STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE; MANAGING SHAREHOLDER OF MOMENTUM BETEILIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Jan Klatten, born on 14 January 1955, is a German citizen. He studied Naval Architecture at the University of Hamburg and Business Administration at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He held management positions in the automotive industry over a period of 15 years before setting up his own business in 1991. Mr Klatten is Managing Director of momentum Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, momentum-capital Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, momentum infra2 GmbH, momentum infra 4 Verwaltungs GmbH and Ventus Fonds Verwaltungs GmbH.
He is Chairman of the Strategy and Technology Committee and a member of the Supervisory Board’s Executive Committee.
Mr Klatten was elected to the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 10 June 2005. His current mandate will end with the General Meeting ratifying the acts of the members of the Supervisory Board holding office in the financial year 2025.
In 2014, Supervisory Board member Jan Klatten indirectly acquired an interest of 44.20% in the Polish wind farm company C&C Wind Sp. z o.o. in a market-wide tender process. The Nordex Group holds a 40.00% share of this company. Accordingly, C&C Wind Sp. z o.o. is classed as an associated company. As in the previous year, there were no business transactions with Mr. Klatten or companies attributable to him.
Maria Isabel Blanco Alvarez,
London / Great Britain
MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE; ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LEAD ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE ECONOMIST AT THE EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
Ms Maria Isabel Blanco Alvarez, born on 12 April 1974, is a Spanish and British citizen. She studied Economics at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and obtained a PhD with Honours at the Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. Ms Blanco has more than 20 years of leadership experience in climate change policies and green economy from a range of perspectives. Since 2014, she has been Associate Director, Lead Environment and Climate Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, United Kingdom. From 2008 to 2014, she was Head of Markets and Regulation at Gamesa, Madrid, Spain; from 2006 to 2008, Policy Director at the European Wind Energy Association, Brussels, Belgium; from 2002 to 2006, Policy Advisor at the Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE), Madrid, Spain; and from 1998 to 2002, Research Manager at ECOTEC Research & Consulting, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Ms Blanco holds a position as a visiting fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science and has been a part-time lecturer at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain (2000 – 2014). Since 2012, she has served as an independent evaluator of Climate and Energy programmes for the European Commission. She has also published a number of scientific papers on renewable energy and energy policy. Ms Blanco has taken the seat of Ms Hedegaard in the Audit Committee. She was elected to the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 31 May 2022. Her current mandate will end with the General Meeting ratifying the acts of the members of the Supervisory Board holding office in the financial year 2025.
Traunstein / Germany
CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE; LAWYER AND MANAGING SHAREHOLDER OF MAROBAN GMBH
Martin Rey, born on 23 February 1957, is a German citizen. He studied Law in Bonn and Business Administration at the University of Hagen. He then joined Bayerische Vereinsbank AG, later Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG, where he held numerous management positions, most recently that of member of the Group Executive Management Board. Thereafter, Mr Rey was appointed member of the Board of Directors, responsible for the European, Middle East and Africa region at Sydney-based global investment and consulting company Babcock & Brown. He was also a member of the board at Knight Infrastructure B.V. and the Chairman of Sword Infrastructure I B.V., the Netherlands, a Board member of Brisa AutoEstradas de Portugal S.A. and the Chairman of Renerco Renewable Energy Concepts AG. Mr Rey works as an Industrial Advisor for the funds of EQT Partners, Sweden, and is a member of the Investment Committee at IST Investmentstiftung für Personalvorsorge, Switzerland. Mr Rey is Chairman of the Supervisory Board’s Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors the Chairman of the Investment Committee of BayWa r.e. AG, Munich, , as well as Chairman of the Advisory Board of O2 Power Ltd. Singapore/Delhi, India. Finally, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory board of clearvise AG (former: ABO Invest AG), and a member of the Supervisory Board, member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Credit Committee of the Supervisory Board of Kommunalkredit Austria AG, Austria. Mr Rey was elected to the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 10 June 2005. His current mandate will end with the General Meeting ratifying the acts of the members of the Supervisory Board holding office in the financial year 2025.
MARÍA CORDÓN UCAR,
Madrid / Spain
MEMBER OF THE STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE; DIRECTOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS, ACCIONA S.A.
María Cordón Ucar, born on 29 September 1982, is a Spanish citizen. She studied Business Administration at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Spain, gaining a degree with distinction in 2005. She began her professional career in 2005 working in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs (London). She started in Acciona S.A. in 2008 as a member of the Corporate Development team and has since then been involved in many relevant transactions for the company. These include the sale of the 25% stake in Endesa and simultaneous acquisition of a portfolio of wind and hydro assets from Endesa, the disposal of 150 MW in Germany to Swisspower, the merger of Acciona Windpower with Nordex, the sale of toll roads in Chile to Globalvía, the sale of a concession’s portfolio to Meridiam and the IPO of Acciona Energía.
Ms Cordón has taken the seat of Mr Mateo in the Strategy and Technology Committee of the Supervisory Board. She joined the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 2 September 2021. Her current mandate will end with the General Meeting ratifying the acts of the members of the Supervisory Board holding office in the financial year 2025.