Taking up the position, Volldal hopes to leverage on CEO experience from his time at Q-Free and background at the consultancy company McKinsey, and believes Nel’s strategy and ambitions will remain firm.
Håkon Volldal, CEO of Nel, said, “We will further develop our company and technology offering, help our customers decarbonise their businesses and keep our position as the leader in green hydrogen technologies.
“I want to spend my professional life in companies that make the world a better place, and Nel is undoubtedly such a company.”
Read more: Nel names Håkon Volldal as new CEO
H2 View understands Jon André Løkke, the now former CEO, has joined the firm’s Board of Directors from today. Løkke has led the company since December 2015, overseeing the rapid upscaling of hydrogen projects as global demand for the fuel hit new heights.
In April (2022), Nel opened its fully automated electrolyser production facility in Herøya, Norway, bringing production capacity of 500MW into the fold.
Showing his support for Volldal, Løkke said, “Håkon has achieved remarkable results in his previous positions. He is an analytical and knowledgeable leader and is now fully up to speed on Nel. I am convinced that the transition will be very smooth, and that he has the capabilities required to take or company to the next level.”
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