Presenters and Speakers - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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Mr. Philippe Kavafyan

CEO, Venterra Group


Philippe started his career in 1990 with EDF International before joining General Electric in 1993. He held positions in Manufacturing and Technology in GE Medical Systems, moving to sales in 1997 within GE Oil & Gas. He joined GE Energy Services in 2001 before integrating the wind business acquired by GE in 2002. Philippe remained in GE Renewables until 2008 when he joined AREVA. From 2011 to 2017, Philippe worked for AREVA Renewables in France and Germany, and ended up chairing the Board of Adwen Offshore. In 2018, Philippe joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and was nominated CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in Denmark. He restored the offshore wind OEM profitability and led the joint venture until Vestas bought it back at the end of 2020. In 2021, Philippe joined the Board of Maersk Supply Service until November, when he moved to Oslo and was nominated CEO for Aker Offshore Wind. In August 2022, Philippe joined Aker Horizons as an Executive Director and he moved within the Aker Group until summer 2023. In mid-September 2023 Philippe joined Venterra Group as CEO. Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris, Philippe was first elected President of the Offshore Wind Committee of the French Renewable Association in 2013, then President of the industrial Wind Committee in 2016. In September 2020, he was elected Chair of the WindEurope Board.
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