GE Renewables veteran brings years of HSE experience to GWO secretariat
The GWO Secretariat Team are proud to announce the appointment of Jose Jimenez as Governance & Risk Manager. Jose joins from GE Renewables where he has worked since 2003 in a variety of HSE leadership roles.
His role will be to help manage GWO's risk and in particular improve governance and oversight of the GWO training provider network.
Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation, said: "Jose has a long history with GWO having already participated via his previous role with GE. We are very pleased to have him on board and look forward to working together to help drive our programme of continuous improvement."
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