Chief Executive Officer
JOSÉ LUIS BLANCO
Mr Blanco was born in 1970. 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.
• 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 in 1973. 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. Ilya Hartmann has been a member of the Management Board of Nordex SE as Chief Financial Officer since March 2021.
• Legal studies in Freiburg, Seville, Bonn and Berlin
• PhD in Law
Chief Sales Officer
Patxi Landa was born in 1972. 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.
• 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,
CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD, CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND MEMBER OF THE STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Professor Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, born 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, 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 28 February 2009.
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 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.; and FIDENTIIS WQUITIES, SOCIEDAD DE VALORES, S.A., Vice Chairman of the board of directors of BESTINVER GESTIÓN, S.A. SGIIC, of BESTINVER, S.A. and of FIDENTIIS GESTIÓN, S.A. SGIIC, and member of the board of directors of ACCIONA ENERGÍA INTERNACIONAL S.A., of ACCIONA GLOBAL RENEWABLES, S.A., of BESTINVER SOCIEDAD DE VALORES S.A., and of GRUPO BODEGAS PALACIO 1984, S.A., all seated in Spain.
Mr Muro-Lara was elected to the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 10 May 2016.
MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, CHAIRMAN OF THE STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE; MANAGING SHAREHOLDER OF MOMENTUM BETEILIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Jan Klatten, born 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 the Nordex Group for the first time on 10 May 2016.
MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE; CHAIRPERSON OF THE OECD ROUND TABLE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Connie Hedegaard, born 15 September 1960, is a Danish Citizen. She holds a Master of Science degree in History and Literature. She was a member of the Danish Parliament between 1984 and 1990 and between 2005 and 2010, and also served as Danish Minister for the Environment (2004 – 2007) and Minister of Climate and Energy (2007 – 2009). From 2010 to 2014 she was the European Commissioner for Climate Action. She is currently Chairperson of the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development and, since 2015, has also chaired the KR Foundation, an international environmental organization. Since fall 2016, she has been a member of the Volkswagen AG Sustainability Advisory Board. Since February 2017, she has also chaired the Management Board of Aarhus University, the Board of Berlingske Media A/S and the Administrative Council of CONCITO, a Copenhagen-based think tank working in the field of greenhouse gas reduction.
Ms Hedegaard is a member of the Supervisory Board’s Audit Committee, a member of the Administrative Council of Danfoss A/S, Denmark, and a member of the board of directors of CADELER A/S, Denmark.
Ms Hedegaard was elected to the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 10 May 2016.
CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITEE; LAWYER AND MANAGING SHAREHOLDE OF MAROBAN GMBH AND BABCOCK & BROWN GMBH
Martin Rey, born 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., the Chairman of Renerco Renewable Energy Concepts AG, a Board member of debis AirFinance B.V. and Deputy Chairman of the export credit agency AKA Ausfuhrkredit-Gesellschaft mbH.
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 Personal-Vorsorge, Switzerland. Mr. Rey is Chairman of the Supervisory Board’s Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of BayWa r.e. LLC, USA, and a member of the Advisory Board of Groenleven B.V., the Netherlands, as well as Chairman of the Advisory 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.
MEMBER OF THE STRATEGY & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE; DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS AT ACCIONA S.A.
María Cordón, born 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 career in 2005 working in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs (London). She joined Acciona S.A. in 2008 as a member of the Corporate Development team and has since been involved in many major transactions for the Company. These include the sale of the 25% stake in Endesa (€9,627m/2009) and the simultaneous acquisition of a portfolio of wind and hydro assets from Endesa (€2,848m/2009), the disposal of 150MW in Germany to Swisspower (€157m/2013), the merger of ACCIONA Windpower with Nordex (€785m/2015), the sale of toll road in Chile to Globalvía (€335m/2017), the sale of a concessions portfolio to Meridiam (€484m/2020) and the IPO of ACCIONA Energía (€8,800m/2021).
Ms Cordon has taken the seat of Mr Mateo in the strategy & technology committee of the supervisory board. She joined the Supervisory Board of Nordex SE for the first time on 2 September 2021.