Ignitis Renewables is expanding its management team: A. Eslas will lead international business development
A green energy company Ignitis Renewables is expanding its management team. Anu Eslas, an executive with international experience, will oversee international business development at the company. The offshore development specialist started working at Ignitis Renewables on 19 September.
"I believe that A. Eslas joining the management team will contribute to the implementation of a common goal of Ignitis Group and Ignitis Renewables, reaching 4–5 gigawatts (GW) of installed green generation capacity by 2030. We expect to continue the rapid development of our green generation segment, and the experience of the new colleague gained while working in various positions in offshore and onshore business development, international and public relations as well as export, energy and defence sectors will contribute to the successful implementation of our goals,” said Thierry Aelens, CEO at Ignitis Renewables.
A. Eslas will focus on new markets and business development. She will also work to bring the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea closer in the light of the transformation of the energy sector in the region.
She has many years of experience working in the green energy sector, having worked with offshore wind and international energy cooperation at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, as CEO of the Estonian Wind Power Energy Association (EWPA), as head of the Estonian Delegation to NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG) and more.
Most recently, A. Eslas has been working as VP Offshore Wind Development Baltic States at RWE Baltics, a branch of RWE Renewables, where she oversaw onshore and offshore wind development, promoted business development in the Baltics and created strategy for entering the renewables market. RWE Renewables is one of the leading renewable energy companies and the second largest offshore wind developer (in terms of the number of wind farms it manages) in the world.
The offshore development specialist strongly believes that green energy development is crucial in reducing energy prices for consumers, strategically important for energy independence as well as an opportunity for Lithuania to become an electricity exporter.
“I am inspired by Ignitis Renewables’ ambitions in the renewable energy sector, including the ones related to offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea. I am greatly honoured to join the team and lead the international business development front. Together with a team of top professionals, we will form the future of the region's energy sector and promote sustainable energy solutions internationally,” said A. Eslas.
Currently, Ignitis Renewables is operating in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland.