Neoen appoints new Australia managing director

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The Tesla-built battery at Neoen's Hornsdale Power Reserve

Neoen deputy CEO Romain Desrousseaux has announced that Louis de Sambucy will be appointed managing director of Neoen Australia, effective July 15. He succeeds Franck Woitiez, who is leaving the company to pursue a new venture after almost a decade, including six years in Australia where he successfully led the installation of 1GW of renewable assets in a record timeframe.

Romain Desrousseaux said, “We would like to congratulate Franck and his team for what he has achieved in Australia and we warmly welcome Louis de Sambucy who will build on the track-record and expertise of Neoen to deliver the next phase of success in Australia”.

Louis de Sambucy

Louis has a wealth of experience gained in strategic consulting and in the industrial goods sector both in business development and P&L management positions across Europe and Northern Africa. Louis will bring this expertise to the Australian market to support and drive Neoen Australia’s development roadmap.

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Mr Woitiez said over the last few years the company has delivered sustainable, reliable and competitive electricity to all Australians through innovative and iconic developments, including the world-renowned Hornsdale Power Reserve.

“Under Louis’s stewardship, Neoen will continue to lead Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future.”

Louis de Sambucy said, “I feel very honored to be part of the Neoen Australia team and have huge respect for what has been achieved. Neoen has a very strong vision for clean and affordable energy in Australia. We will continue to develop our projects within our unique business model of being a long-term developer and operator.

“Another trademark of Neoen is our innovation, with a pipeline full of projects more exciting than the last. Our challenge will be to develop even smarter projects. We are at the beginning of a revolution that is shaping the future of the world’s energy production, and I couldn’t be more pleased to do my part moving this forward.”

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