The former managing director of First Solar Europe, Stephan Hansen, has joined Germany's juwi Group to co-head its restructured project development arm, juwi International.
The company said that juwi group would be responsible for project development in Germany and the MENA region, while all other project development activities would be incorporated with juwi International, co-managed by Dirk Retzlaff and Stephan Hansen.
“We are delighted to have Stephan Hansen on board for this responsible position,” said juwi chief operating officer, Jochen Magerfleisch. “Dirk Retzlaff, who is very acquainted with the EMEA-Region, and Stephan Hansen, an internationally experienced manager from the solar industry, will form a very dynamic and experienced duo that will further boost juwi’s internationalisation strategy.”
Retzlaff has been with juwi since March 2009. He started as regional director for juwi Solar.
Hansen was last working at Nanosolar as VP of worldwide sales in 2012. Before that he was managing director of First Solar GmbH & Vice President Business Development EMEA.