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Two new directors at the forefront of the district heating sector in the capital region by 2023

by Linda Bertelsen

Two new CEOs will be at the wheel preparing the future climate crisis solutions in the two large district heating companies in the capital region of Copenhagen.

VEKS has found its new director

A unanimous appointment committee has chosen VEKS’ current deputy director Morten Stobbe as the new managing director of VEKS. According to a press release from VEKS, he replaces Lars Gullev, who will step down as director at the end of November 2022.

– With Morten Stobbe at the forefront, we have chosen a profile with excellent knowledge of the district heating sector and political flair. He can adapt and develop VEKS to the energy policy world, which is changing rapidly, says VEKS’ chairman Steen Christiansen in the press release.

– Morten also has robust knowledge and experience of Danish and international energy and climate conditions and, through his six years as VEKS’ deputy director, has already set a clear direction for the company’s contribution to the national goal of a 70 percent CO2 reduction.

VEKS states that there were 21 candidates in the field of applicants, five of whom were invited to the first interview. An external recruitment agency has been responsible for analyzing and testing selected candidates.

– As director of one of the country’s largest district heating companies, I am very much looking forward to helping accelerate the green transition and influencing the agenda, says Morten Stobbe, who will take up the position on 1 December 2022.

Lars Gullev announced in August 2022 that he is stepping down after almost 25 years in the director’s chair. Lars Gullev will continue as a consultant for Morten Stobbe for the rest of the year.

Translated from Energy Supply

CTR has named a new director

Randi Skogstad replaces Kamma Eilschou Holm as the head of the CTR district heating company. She comes from a position as director of the Infrastructure Division and in Banedanmark.

The district heating company CTR, owned by Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, and Tårnby municipalities, will have a new CEO. This is Randi Skogstad, who comes from a position as director of the Infrastructure Division and member of the executive board of Banedanmark.

– Danish district heating is a huge success, ensuring sustainable heat for citizens. It is a strong starting point for the supply sector, which is faced with further contributing to the climate crisis solution. CTR has a significant task to fulfill the high ambitions of a green transition and ensure continued supply of cheap district heating, says Randi Skogstad in a press release which continues:

– I approach the task with great humility and look forward to getting started with talented colleagues in CTR. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the industry and to becoming part of the many well-functioning networks that have already been established in the district heating sector, says Randi Skogstad.

Randi Skogstad replaces Kamma Eilschou Holm, who has chosen to quit to become independent after six successful years as director, which has, among other things, led to a major organizational development of CTR.

Kamma Eilschou Holm herself wrote as follows on LinkedIn when she announced her resignation:

“I want to pursue a dream of creating a working life where I both work for district heating, but at the same time have greater flexibility in terms of when and from where I solve my work tasks than I can get as a director of a utility company. I also want to be more active in the public and political debate than I can in my current position. I, therefore, do not want another director position but instead to start my own company – not as a lawyer, but as me. Therefore, I am passing on the best job and organization, which has been decisive for my decision”.

Translated from the Danish District Heating Association