Jan Willem Ruinemans
CEO, ZF Wind Power, Belgium
Jan Willem Ruinemans joined Hansen Transmissions in 2010 as CFO and guided the company through the successful acquisition by ZF in 2011, joining ZF Wind and Hansen into ZF Wind Power. He was appointed CEO of ZF Wind Power in January 2013. Under his leadership, the company has taken a leading position in the wind market, with sales increasing from 200 mio EUR in 2013 to 820 mio EUR in 2016. Prior to joining the company, Jan Willem was CFO and Board Member at BE Semiconductor Industries, a Dutch manufacturer of assembly equipment for the global semiconductor and electronics industry. Prior to that, Jan Willem worked at Philips for 13 years in a number of senior financial management positions. Since 2011, ZF Wind Power has taken a consolidating role in the wind gearbox market. With the merger of ZF Wind and Hansen Transmissions Wind in 2011 and the merger with Bosch Rexroth Wind in 2015, ZF Wind Power has become a true global leader in geared drive-train solutions for the wind industry. With its global presence, a wide portfolio of drive-train solutions and a continuous drive for lowering the LCoE of wind energy, ZF Wind Power is fully focused on achieving its mission: “We enable our customers to energize our planet”.