Laurent Verdier joins BW Ideol as Chief Business Development Officer
BW Ideol AS, global leader in floating offshore wind, is pleased to announce the nomination of Laurent Verdier as Chief Business Development Officer, succeeding Bruno Geschier, who served the company faithfully for almost a decade.
Laurent Verdier brings 25 years of experience in successfully developing and delivering projects for major energy players, mainly in wind offshore, and industrialising newly proven technologies.
For the last four years, Laurent leaded SBM Offshore Renewables business line, that developed a portfolio of floating wind projects, both as codeveloper and as EPCI contractor, in Europe, US and Asia, among which the first French pilot floating wind farm Provence Grand Large, which is now operational in the Mediterranean.
Previously, as wind offshore project management office leader, he delivered the pilot projects and first commercial projects of General Electric Renewables Energy in Denmark (Osterlid), the United States (Block Island) and Germany (Merkur). He also played a key role in the development of commercial wind farms in France (St Nazaire).
"Laurent's extensive tenure in the energy sector and expertise in offshore wind will significantly benefit BW Ideol. His proven ability to develop and successfully deliver complex projects aligns seamlessly with our ambitious strategic objectives in both co-development and EPCI activities. I take this opportunity to extend heartfelt gratitude to Bruno Geschier, whose contributions shaped our company and the industry at large. I wish him the very best for his future endeavors" indicates Paul de la Guérivière, BW Ideol’s CEO.
This appointment will take effect from early January 2024.