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Ingmar Wilhelm from Enel Green Power elected as new President of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)


23 Mar 2010


Climate & Environment
Sustainable Dev.

Rome, 19 March 2010

Gathered together in Rome on the occasion of its Annual General Meeting yesterday, the members of the largest photovoltaic (PV) industry association worldwide have elected their new Board of Directors.

Ingmar Wilhelm, Executive Vice-President of Enel Green Power, elected as President

Ingmar Wilhelm’s professional experience lies in the energy and the telecommunications industry. Throughout the past 20 years, he has been engaged in developing, mostly in a multi-cultural environment, new businesses targeting many European countries both in the East and West. During the past two years he concentrated on the development of renewable energies for multiple technologies in different market and regulatory environments.

Today, Ingmar Wilhelm is leading Business Development of Enel Green Power. Enel Green Power's mission is to develop, manage and optimise the generation of energy from renewable sources for the Enel group worldwide. He arrived in Enel in 2003 and was responsible for the origination and trading of power in Europe. From 2006 onwards, he managed sales, marketing and supply of power and gas in the liberalised Italian energy market, with responsibility for a portfolio of over 5 million clients.

Prior to his time at Enel, he worked for over twelve years with utilities based in Germany and in France, in particular in the area of business development both in the energy and the telecommunications market. Ingmar Wilhelm graduated in electrical engineering at the Technical University RWTH Aachen, Germany, with specialisation in energy economics.

“The association is celebrating this year its 25th anniversary. Let’s open now the second chapter of EPIA’s history and further propel PV as the electricity source of choice for ever more citizens in Europe” Wilhelm said to the Assembly.

Winfried Hoffmann, Boris Klebensberger and Virgilio Navarro Sanchez-Sicilia elected as Vice-Presidents

The President of EPIA since 2006, Winfried Hoffmann, Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer of Energy and Environmental Solutions of Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG, has been elected as 1st Vice-President. Boris Klebensberger, Chief Operation Officer of SolarWorld AG, and Virgilio Navarro Sanchez-Sicilia, CEO of ATERSA – Aplicaciones Tecnicas de la Energia SL, have been elected as Vice-Presidents.

Murray Cameron, Fabrice Didier, Michael Harre and Marko Werner elected as Directors

Murray Cameron, Chief Operating Officer of Phoenix Solar AG, Fabrice Didier, Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain Solar, Michael Harre, Chief Sales Officer of Schott Solar GmbH, and Marko Werner, Chief Sales Officer of SMA Solar Technology AG have been elected as Directors of the Board.

Note to editors

With over 200 Members drawn from across the entire solar PV sector, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association is the world’s largest photovoltaic industry association and represents about 95% of the European photovoltaic industry. EPIA members are present throughout the whole value-chain: from silicon, cells and module production to systems development and PV electricity generation as well as marketing and sales. EPIA’s mission is to deliver a distinct and valuable service driven from the strength of a single photovoltaic voice.

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