The process of finding this new CEO, is completed. It has been a thorough and exciting process, involving several strong candidates. Lars Kristensen has been appointed as the new CEO of AET, and he will replace Hans Erik as of August 1st 2019.
Lars, 52 years of age, comes from a job as Senior Vice President in Bladt Industries A/S, Wind and Energy, where he led Business Development, including development of new markets, implementing new strategies and supply chain sourcing. From a previous long-term employment at FLSmidth A/S, Lars’ career includes positions as CEO for a subsidiary in Germany and latest, Vice President for Customer Service in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa. Lars holds a degree in electrical and electronics engineering, as well as an E-MBA in change management.
To achieve a smooth transition and proper handover, Hans Erik continues for two months as advisor to Lars. Hereafter, Hans Erik will continue ad hoc to follow a couple of projects to their completion.
Hans Erik was recently appointed member of the board for AET, and will continue to be a significant shareholder in AET.
AET is pleased to have Lars on board as our new CEO and together with the rest of the management team, Lars’ experience and professional background will ensure the continued growth of AET. We see it as an undramatic generational change in top management. “AET was founded more than 23 years ago. I am grateful and proud of having had the opportunity to lead the great development that AET has experienced during this period”, says Hans Erik Askou.
AET has delivered more than 20 major plants to several countries in Europe – biomass-fired plants, which produce renewable energy in the form of green electricity and often also green heat. “I’m very humble and pleased to have been given the task of heading the development of AET, based on the solid foundation that Hans Erik and his team have built over the last 23 years. I look forward to working together with the customers and the whole AET team to continue the journey towards more green energy”, says Lars Kristensen.