Emilie Wangerman appointed Chief Operating Officer USA at Lightsource bp

Lightsource bp is pleased to announce the appointment of Emilie Wangerman as our Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the United States and member of our executive team, effective immediately. Emilie will lead the growth and development of our ambitious U.S. portfolio, strengthening our market position as a leader in the region.

Commenting on the appointment, Nick Boyle and Joaquin Oliveira, Group Co-CEOs said: “Emilie’s deep understanding of Lightsource bp – our business, people, and culture – made her the ideal candidate to lead the U.S. We see a lot of potential in the market and are confident that our talented U.S. team, led by Emilie, will be able to deliver on that opportunity and provide cost-effective, home-grown, low-carbon energy to the region at scale.

Emilie brings a critical balance of strategic and tactical leadership to our U.S. operations, and we have already seen Emilie’s skills as a leader during her interim role. We are excited to watch the U.S. team continue to maintain its market-leading position and contribute to our company goals under her leadership.”

Emilie has been an integral part of Lightsource bp since joining in late 2017 to significantly accelerate expansion into the U.S. market. During six years under Emilie’s leadership, the business development team executed more than 4GW of power contracts with a wide range of power purchasers that include universities, utilities and well-known brands such as McDonald’s, eBay, Verizon, and Amazon. Over the last seven months, Emilie has been acting as interim COO of the U.S.

Emilie Wangerman expressed her excitement about the appointment, saying: “The renewable energy market is at an inflection point with escalating global demand for low carbon, affordable electricity that also advances energy security and independence. I’m excited to lead the USA business in accelerating our Lightsource bp group growth ambitions and sustainability mission.”

Emilie brings a broad spectrum of experience and disciplines to this role, developed over her 20-year career, with more than 13 years working in the energy industry – from energy procurement to customer programs, operations, power marketing, acquisitions, and growth strategy.

Emilie has a Bachelor of Science in both Chemical Engineering and Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University.

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