About GWO

The GWO Secretariat

Jakob Lau Holst

CEO
Jakob became Chief Executive of GWO in 2016. He is responsible for maintaining the association's governance structure, supporting our membership of windpower companies and driving the industry's adoption of standardised training across the globe.

Søren Sejer Gøtzsche

Head of Operations & Compliance
Søren has worked with GWO since 2015 and is responsible for the association's Audit & Compliance secretariat functions. He is also GWO's lead on WINDA, the global training certification and verification database.

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

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 strategic programmes to encourage the adoption of GWO training standards across the global wind power industry.

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.

Fabrizia Samarelli

Coordinator
Fabrizia joined GWO in February 2019. She supports all stakeholders in matters relating to GWO training and certification as part of the operations and compliance function.

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.

Ilaria Gabella

Business Analytics and Communications Associate
Ilaria joined GWO in November 2019, to provide general communication and marketing support. Ilaria was previously employed via internship at the International Air Transport Association

Nina Kirk

Global Communication & Marketing Lead
Nina Kirk joined GWO in March 2021. She has a background in working with strategic communication and marketing for a variety of global clients, both having experience as Client Lead and Senior Strategic Consultant. Nina supports delivery of targeted improvement priorities, helping to increase GWO's impact via strategic communication and marketing projects.

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.

Thomas Grønlund

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

Christian Munck Jørgensen

Training Project Manager
Christian manages GWO training standard reviews and development projects. Christian graduated from Aarhus University in 2019 and worked as training specialist for Siemens Gamesa before joining GWO in 2020.

Kamile Pajarskaite

IT Project Manager
Kamile joined GWO in 2020 to support WINDA’s operation and development as IT Project Manager. Her background is in systems analysis and ERP project implementation, across industries such as shipping and manufacturing

Emilie Nørgaard Haslund

Assistant
Emilie studies International Business in Asia at the Copenhagen Business School. She joined GWO in 2021 to support the Secretariat's operations, compliance and training standards development functions.

Jannie Bram

Coordinator
Jannie joined GWO 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.

Mihaela Popa

Training Project Manager
Mihaela is specialized in Learning & Development and manages GWO training standard reviews and development projects. Before joining GWO in 2021, she was a Leadership Development Consultant at Nordea. Her key areas include learning design, facilitation, agile project management, and community building.

Ian Buckland

Engagement and Editorial Specialist
Ian joined GWO in 2021 and he is responsible for the quality management assurance of GWO Safety Training Standards and other GWO assets. His background is in corporate social responsibility and he has worked as a sustainability consultant with many multinationals in different industries.

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.

Ema Fančovičová

Assistant
Ema studies Business, Language, and Culture at the Copenhagen Business School. She speaks four languages and she is also learning Danish. Ema joined GWO in 2021 and supports the operations and compliance function of the secretariat.

Tim Nicol

Assistant
Tim joined GWO in September 2021 as a student assistant, to provide marketing and communications support. Tim studies an MSc in Climate Change at the University of Copenhagen and has previously worked in business administration and digital marketing in the UK.

Dorrit Haunstrup Bregner

Quality Manager
Dorrit Bregner joined GWO in March 2022 as Quality Manager. She has a background as Quality Manager at Siemens Gamesa, working in the wind industry since 2013 and a long career within quality management, audits and regulatory requirements across industries.

Julie Anne Brown

Training Project Manager
Julie manages GWO training standard reviews and development projects. A specialist in education stakeholder management, standard development and pedagogical tools, she was previously an international educator working in the USA and Middle East prior to becoming a course manager for semester learning in connection with fire inspector and management courses.

Arooj Chaudhry

Assistant
Arooj studies General Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She previously studied IT for two years in Finland. She is also learning Danish. Arooj joined GWO in 2020 and supports operations, compliance and IT functions.

Tian Xie

Assistant
Tian studies International Business at the Copenhagen Business School. Recently she also completed an AP degree in Marketing Management in Roskilde, DK. Tian joined GWO in 2020 and supports the operations and compliance function of the secretariat.

CEO

Jakob Lau Holst

CEO
Jakob became Chief Executive of GWO in 2016. He is responsible for maintaining the association's governance structure, supporting our membership of windpower companies and driving the industry's adoption of standardised training across the globe.

Søren Sejer Gøtzsche

Head of Operations & Compliance
Søren has worked with GWO since 2015 and is responsible for the association's Audit & Compliance secretariat functions. He is also GWO's lead on WINDA, the global training certification and verification database.

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

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 strategic programmes to encourage the adoption of GWO training standards across the global wind power industry.

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.

Fabrizia Samarelli

Coordinator
Fabrizia joined GWO in February 2019. She supports all stakeholders in matters relating to GWO training and certification as part of the operations and compliance function.

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.

Ilaria Gabella

Business Analytics and Communications Associate
Ilaria joined GWO in November 2019, to provide general communication and marketing support. Ilaria was previously employed via internship at the International Air Transport Association

Nina Kirk

Global Communication & Marketing Lead
Nina Kirk joined GWO in March 2021. She has a background in working with strategic communication and marketing for a variety of global clients, both having experience as Client Lead and Senior Strategic Consultant. Nina supports delivery of targeted improvement priorities, helping to increase GWO's impact via strategic communication and marketing projects.

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.

Thomas Grønlund

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

Christian Munck Jørgensen

Training Project Manager
Christian manages GWO training standard reviews and development projects. Christian graduated from Aarhus University in 2019 and worked as training specialist for Siemens Gamesa before joining GWO in 2020.

Kamile Pajarskaite

IT Project Manager
Kamile joined GWO in 2020 to support WINDA’s operation and development as IT Project Manager. Her background is in systems analysis and ERP project implementation, across industries such as shipping and manufacturing

Emilie Nørgaard Haslund

Assistant
Emilie studies International Business in Asia at the Copenhagen Business School. She joined GWO in 2021 to support the Secretariat's operations, compliance and training standards development functions.

Jannie Bram

Coordinator
Jannie joined GWO 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.

Mihaela Popa

Training Project Manager
Mihaela is specialized in Learning & Development and manages GWO training standard reviews and development projects. Before joining GWO in 2021, she was a Leadership Development Consultant at Nordea. Her key areas include learning design, facilitation, agile project management, and community building.

Ian Buckland

Engagement and Editorial Specialist
Ian joined GWO in 2021 and he is responsible for the quality management assurance of GWO Safety Training Standards and other GWO assets. His background is in corporate social responsibility and he has worked as a sustainability consultant with many multinationals in different industries.

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.

Ema Fančovičová

Assistant
Ema studies Business, Language, and Culture at the Copenhagen Business School. She speaks four languages and she is also learning Danish. Ema joined GWO in 2021 and supports the operations and compliance function of the secretariat.

Tim Nicol

Assistant
Tim joined GWO in September 2021 as a student assistant, to provide marketing and communications support. Tim studies an MSc in Climate Change at the University of Copenhagen and has previously worked in business administration and digital marketing in the UK.

Dorrit Haunstrup Bregner

Quality Manager
Dorrit Bregner joined GWO in March 2022 as Quality Manager. She has a background as Quality Manager at Siemens Gamesa, working in the wind industry since 2013 and a long career within quality management, audits and regulatory requirements across industries.

Julie Anne Brown

Training Project Manager
Julie manages GWO training standard reviews and development projects. A specialist in education stakeholder management, standard development and pedagogical tools, she was previously an international educator working in the USA and Middle East prior to becoming a course manager for semester learning in connection with fire inspector and management courses.

Arooj Chaudhry

Assistant
Arooj studies General Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She previously studied IT for two years in Finland. She is also learning Danish. Arooj joined GWO in 2020 and supports operations, compliance and IT functions.

Tian Xie

Assistant
Tian studies International Business at the Copenhagen Business School. Recently she also completed an AP degree in Marketing Management in Roskilde, DK. Tian joined GWO in 2020 and supports the operations and compliance function of the secretariat.

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"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, Training Project 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..."

Ilaria Gabella, Business Analytics and Communications Associate

"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.

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!

Student worker – Project Development

Copenhagen or Herning
Part time

Use your skills to support Global Wind Organisation (GWO) in creating training standards for a safer and more productive workforce.

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Project Manager

Copenhagen or Herning
Full time

Use your quality background to support Global Wind Organisation (GWO) in creating training standards for a safer and more productive workforce

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