Global Wind Organisation has strengthened its team with the appointment of three new colleagues in key areas of training, business support and communication.
GWO, its membership and training provider network have despite recent challenges experienced a strong 2020 (see GWO Annual Report 2020) and have begun 2021 with renewed optimism working towards our mission to build an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry.
To enable this, the GWO Secretariat strives also to become a workplace where ambitions, passion, professionalism and personalities are the drivers that help us deliver value to the industry and its workforce.
Working to drive growth in the global wind market with a portfolio of standardised safety and technical training, GWO has expanded the secretariat with Mihaela Popa as Training Project Manager, Jannie Bram working as Business Supporter and Nina Kirk as Global Communication Lead.
Mihaela specialises in learning development and will manage projects for GWO training standard reviews and development. Prior to joining GWO in 2021, Mihaela was a Leadership Development Consultant at Nordea and will in GWO be working with learning design, facilitation, agile project management, and community building. Mihaela has as passion for ensuring the quality for the training programs that GWO provides, and finds it rewarding at a personal and a professional level to be a part of an organisation and industry that makes a difference and works towards a more secure working environment.
Jannie Bram supports the Secretariat’s operations and business support functions. She has been working in wind since 2018 with Vestas. Her background is in business administration both in the private and public sectors. Jannie is motivated and passionate to solve the complexity of the requests and questions that GWO training providers and certification bodies pose to the Secretariat, a task which demands Jannie obtains a broad and in depths knowledge and understanding of all GWO’s standards, requirements and governance framework.
Nina Kirk joined GWO in March 2021 as Global Communication Lead. Nina has a background in working with strategic communication and marketing for a variety of global clients. Nina is driven to lead and contribute with strong and relevant internal and external communication that will grow and strengthen the position of GWO across all markets. Nina is dedicated to be a part of an organisation that creates professional safety training and excited about working together with a broad range of global stakeholders.
Being a global organisation CEO Jakob Holst explained his excitement at being able to grow the Secreteriat and to build a strong team with an equal and open minded working environment.
"I am delighted to welcome Mihaela, Jannie and Nina to the team. It has great value to create a team with diversity that represents a broad range of perspectives and competencies in order to produce the most qualified training programs for the wind industry”.
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