About GWO

The GWO Secretariat

Jakob Lau Holst

Jakob Lau Holst

CEO
Jakob became Chief Executive in 2016 after co-founding GWO. He is responsible for maintaining the association's governance structure, supporting our membership of wind power companies and driving the industry's adoption of standardised training across the globe.
Jakob Bjørn Nielsen

Jakob Bjørn Nielsen

Chief Operating Officer
Jakob Bjørn is part of the GWO senior management team with responsibility for projects, operations, compliance, governance and risk. He previously held training leadership roles at both MHI Vestas and Siemens Windpower before joining GWO in 2017.
Ralph Savage

Ralph Savage

Director, Global Development & Stakeholder Relations
Ralph joined GWO in 2018, initially as Head of Communication. As part of the GWO senior management team he is responsible for developing and implementing strategy to encourage the adoption of GWO training standards across the global wind power industry.
José Jimenez

José Jimenez

Governance & Risk Manager
Jose has worked in wind since 2003 in a variety of HSE leadership roles with GE Renewable Energy. He joined GWO in 2019 and is responsible for internal and external governance, operational risk and business continuity.
Dan Ortega

Dan Ortega

North America Representative
Dan joined Global Wind Organisation in July 2021 following a fifteen year career with Vestas. Dan is responsible for growing our training provider network in the USA & Canada, and representing members across the region.
Jan Christensen

Jan Christensen

Finance Manager
Jan has worked with GWO as an external accountant since 2014, but joined the team on a full time basis in 2022. Jan has had a long career in accounting and finances in various companies.
Thomas Grønlund

Thomas Grønlund

Senior Project Manager
Thomas manages GWO training standard review and development. Thomas had a long career in the Danish Navy, Training and Education branch, before joining GWO in August 2020. His key focus areas are pedagogical and didactic development.
Julie Brown

Julie Brown

Head of Training Development
Julie manages GWO's training standard reviews and development projects. A specialist in  stakeholder management and pedagogical tools, she previously worked in the USA and Middle East before becoming a course manager for fire inspector and management courses.
Mihaela Popa

Mihaela Popa

PMO and People & Culture Manager
Mihaela is responsible for the GWO Project Management Office function, ensuring standardised processes and tools are available across the Secretariat. She specialises in learning design, facilitation, agile project management, and community building.
Ian Buckland

Ian Buckland

Communication Manager
Ian joined GWO in 2021 and is responsible for creating and implementing GWO communication strategy. His background is in corporate social responsibility and he has worked as a sustainability consultant with many multinationals in different industries.
Nanna Falker Becker

Nanna Falker Becker

Head of IT
Nanna joined in 2022 and her role at GWO is IT Manager. She is the product owner of WINDA, responsible for IT projects, IT Strategy and roadmap. She has a background in IT Security and Critical Infrastructure.
Jannie Bram

Jannie Bram

Compliance Team Leader
Jannie joined in 2021 to support the secretariat’s operations and compliance function. She has been working in wind since 2018 with Vestas. Her background is in business administration both in the private and public sectors.
Anna Margrét Eggertsdóttir

Anna Margrét Eggertsdóttir

Coordinator
Anna joined GWO in January 2022 to support the Secretariat’s operations and compliance function. Her background is in public administration and academic research.
Jocelyn Bruckart

Jocelyn Bruckart

Coordinator
Jocelyn joined GWO in February 2020, to support the team in planning and execution of selected projects, operations and compliance, plus stakeholder relations.
Rasmus Andersson

Rasmus Andersson

IT Administrator
Rasmus joined GWO in 2022 as IT administrator to support WINDA's operation and offer general IT support to the secretariat. His background is in software solutions with a focus on Security and Infrastructure.
Dana Cooksey

Dana Cooksey

Training Project Manager
Dana joined GWO in 2022 as an Associate Project Manager. She has a MEd from the University of Colorado Boulder in Curriculum Instruction and Design. She has ten years teaching experience and worked on a co-design team at CU Boulder to create an online Master’s program, Compassion and Dignity for Educators . Most recently she attended UC Syd International Teacher Education program to focus on didactics and pedagogy.
Virginia Catena

Virginia Catena

Event Manager
Virginia joined GWO in January 2022 to support Communications & Engagement activities. She has an MA in Cultural Studies & Communications from Roskilde University. Her background is in communications and community management within sustainable food systems.
Christopher Furlan

Christopher Furlan

Head of Training Quality Assurance
Christopher managers GWO standard review and development. Prior to joining GWO in 2022, Christopher has been developing training standards and digital learning solutions within general aviation and healthcare. His key focus area is the development of learning cultures.
Torben Buch

Torben Buch

Product Owner
Torben joined in June 2023 and his role at GWO is Product Owner for WINDA and is also involved in IT Strategy and IT Security. Torben has a long career as IT professional, both in technical and managerial roles within IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity.
Willemijn Schmidt

Willemijn Schmidt

Training Project Manager
“Willemijn joined GWO June 2023. She previously worked in the banking sector where she was responsible for designing and managing the training curriculum for credit analysts to support regulatory change within the Credit Risk domain.”
Michelle Johnsen Jensen

Michelle Johnsen Jensen

Coordinator
Michelle joined GWO in May 2022 to support the Secretariat’s operations and compliance function. She has worked in the Wind Industry since 2011, and also has experience in public administration and the construction industry.
Diana Kristensen

Diana Kristensen

CRM and Email Marketing Associate
CRM and Email Marketing Associate Diana has a background in digital concept development and several years of experience with CRM and email marketing. She joined GWO in September 2023 to support the optimisation of digital platform use and stakeholder engagement.
Veronique Clement

Veronique Clement

Executive Assistant
Veronique has joined GWO in 2023 as the new Executive Assistant. She supports the leadership in their deliverables and is responsible for office management, coordination, reporting and logistics. Her background is in public administration where she focused on knowledge sharing projects between the public, private and academia. She has experience working in several countries including the US.
Thomas Redmond

Thomas Redmond

Training Project Manager
Thomas joined GWO in 2023, with 20 years’ experience in development and delivery of Safety, Emergency Response & Technical training across Europe, the Middle East, Asia & Africa. He has managed a number of Training Providers in different regions approved under GWO and within the wider offshore training sector. Thomas spent several years in the role of Approvals Auditor for Training Providers in the offshore industry globally, ensuring safety and quality of systems, resources, staff & delivery.
Peter Wiingaard

Peter Wiingaard

Training Project Manager
Peter joined GWO in February 2024 as a Training Project Manager. Coming from the IT-industry, he has extensive experience with strategic learning development, exam compliance tracking and quality management.
Maddie Huerta

Maddie Huerta

Training Project Manager
Maddie joined GWO in March, 2024. With a background in bilingual publications, Maddie comes to GWO from a social enterprise, where she led multicultural project teams to develop work and essential skills training for English language learners and refugees living in the United States.
Iana Cuznetov

Iana Cuznetov

Assistant
Iana has a diverse academic background and a keen interest in the field of Social Sciences and Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her studies at Roskilde University. She joined GWO in 2023 to support operations, compliance and training standards development functions as a student assistant.
Andrea Musco

Andrea Musco

Assistant
Andrea is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Roskilde University. Previously he worked in the hospitality industry focusing on customer management, sales and communication. He joined GWO in 2023 to support operations, compliance and training standards development functions as a student assistant.
Alissa Machin

Alissa Machin

Communications Associate
Alissa has worked in the wind energy industry since 2021, bringing previous experience from Ørsted’s Employer Branding & HR Communication team. She joined GWO’s GDSR team in June 2024 and is responsible for supporting the development of high-quality communications content to engage stakeholders and assisting in the coordination of press and media relations activities.
Helena Craft Ludvigsen

Helena Craft Ludvigsen

Assistant
Helena is getting her master’s degree in International Business & Politics at Copenhagen Business School. Previously she worked 2 years for a multinational insurance broker supporting client account managers in all aspects of client administration. Helena joined GWO in August 2023 and supports the operations and compliance function of the secretariat.
Gabriela Blejwas

Gabriela Blejwas

Associate Coordinator
Gabriela joined GWO in June 2024 to support the operations and compliance function of the secretariat. She has a background in linguistics and holds a master's degree in Intercultural Studies from Aarhus University. During her studies, she worked in a documentation team at Siemens Gamesa managing company's terminology database.
Sara Zulin

Sara Zulin

Assistant
Sara has a keen interest in the environment and carbon management and is pursuing an MSc in Geography and Geoinformatics at Copenhagen University. Before that, she received a bachelor’s degree in Geography at the University of Liverpool where she also worked as a Sustainability Assistant. She joined the GWO team in December 2023 as a cross-functional student assistant to support People & Culture, PMO, and Quality areas.
Magnus Hvidsteen

Magnus Hvidsteen

Assistant
Magnus is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business and IT (Ha. It.) at Copenhagen Business School. He joined GWO in November 2023 as an IT student assistant and helps the IT department support the entire secretariat with WINDA operations and general IT support.
Moritz Mueller

Moritz Mueller

Assistant
Moritz, originally from Berlin, is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Copenhagen Business School. He joined GWO in November 2023 as an IT student assistant.
Josette Shaw

Josette Shaw

Assistant
Josette is an MSc candidate of Global Development at the University of Copenhagen. She joined the GDSR team in May of 2024 as a Communication Student Assistant.
Taylor Weddington

Taylor Weddington

Assistant
Taylor is currently pursuing a Masters in Geography and Geoinformatics at the University of Copenhagen. She joined GWO in May 2024 as a student assistant to support the GDSR team in social media, event production, and content creation and management.
Agnes Nagy

Agnes Nagy

Assistant
Agnes is currently pursuing a BA in Teacher Education at University College South Denmark. She joined GWO´s compliance team in May 2024 as a student assistant.

"We are growing quickly and are excited to make a difference in the wind industry. We want to assure quality of safety training and develop a performant organisation. This is something I love to be a part of!"

Mihaela Popa, PMO Manager

"I wanted to join a modern, progressive company... the world is changing and we need to be more sustainable. It's nice to know I'm contributing to that..."

Helena Craft Ludvigsen, Student Assistant

"Because we're global, our teams are often partially remote, so we have to be collaborative and inclusive when working together."

José Jimenez, Governance & Risk Manager

What we stand for

The wind industry is playing a decisive role as our global society transitions towards a greener and more sustainable future. Our colleagues have an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than the individual. Our fundamental message "safety is for everyone" permeates everything we do.

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Code of conduct

We follow the best available practice to ensure good business conduct.

Respect

We respect each other in an inclusive working environment that seeks value from diversity

Development goals

We endeavor to play a role in society achieving the UN's sustainable development goals

Members

We are a non-profit organisation representing the common and mutual interests of our members

Growth mindset

We consciously aim for job satisfaction and continue learning and growing every day

Accountability

As colleagues, we strive towards shared goals, fostering trust and loyalty through dialogue

Open positions

We're always on the lookout for new talents from all backgrounds. Do you think you can help GWO move forward? Apply here!

Training Evaluation Specialist

Copenhagen, Denmark
Full time

As a Strategic Partnerships Manager, you will drive the identification, development, and management of strategic partnerships aligned with the GWO's strategic objectives – primarily workforce development. Your focus will be on broadening relationships with members, developing partnerships with international and national organisations and public education institutions.

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Key Account Manager - Global Development & Stakeholder Relations

Copenhagen, Denmark
Full time

You will play a key role in the GWO Secretariat, contributing with your professional competence and belief in high achievement. As a Key Account Manager, you'll nurturing strong relationships with our key stakeholders while serving as the primary point of contact for all their needs and inquiries. You'll develop meticulous account plans aimed at aligning strategies with stakeholder objectives and driving market development targets.

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Unsolicited Applications

Copenhagen or Herning, Denmark

At GWO, we believe in fostering a community of passionate individuals dedicated to the sustainable growth of wind energy. If you are a driven professional seeking an opportunity to contribute your skills and expertise to our dynamic organization, you've come to the right place.

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We encourage everyone to apply