Marcin Wasilewski will lead the EIT InnoEnergy team in Central Europe. The previous head, Jakub Miler has decided to move to ElevenEs, a battery Gigafactory project from the EIT InnoEnergy portfolio.
One of Poland’s leading energy industry executives, Marcin Wasilewski, has joined the EIT InnoEnergy team to lead the company’s operations in the Central European region. Wasilewski, who recently worked as Vice President of ABB, formally takes up the position of CEO at EIT InnoEnergy Central Europe and Executive Board member at the headquarters.
Marcin Wasilewski has been involved in the energy industry for 15 years. Since 2018, at ABB, he has managed the power and heavy industry sectors in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Prior to ABB, at PKN ORLEN, Marcin was responsible for creating the power generation segment. He also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Anwil and President of Baltic Power, a company implementing an offshore project. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Polish Committee of the World Energy Council. Wasilewski graduated from Harvard University.
“Green transformation brings exciting challenges. Regulatory changes proposed in Fit for 55 or REPowerEU are driving innovation. EIT InnoEnergy is at the heart of these innovations. As a leading European investor in innovative sustainable energy projects, we are helping to create unicorns, such as Sweden’s Northvolt. We can see that Central and Eastern Europe has a huge potential in this area”. – says Wasilewski.
“I am pleased that Marcin has joined our leadership team. His experience in managing energy projects in companies that are market leaders will help us develop business in Central European markets. Marcin knows the energy industry well and will anticipate the impact of regulations on current and future energy business on a different scale. Our portfolio companies are already mature businesses embarking on the commercialization phase looking for clients and investors. “- says Diego Pavia, CEO of EIT InnoEnergy.
The previous head of the company Jakub Miler, who has held this position for the last 6 years, has decided to move to one of the key battery projects in the EIT InnoEnergy portfolio: ElevenEs – the first European LFP Gigafactory, which will annually produce batteries for up to 1 million electric cars and stationary storage.
In the Central Europe region, EIT InnoEnergy is also a shareholder of such companies like Skeleton Technologies, Estonian-based company specialising in production of supercapacitors for transport and industry, or Polish startup EcoBean, which plans to launch a biorefinery to convert coffee waste into green energy and eco-products. The company’s portfolio also includes a solar roof manufacturer, Sunroof.
EIT InnoEnergy is a European company investing in innovations in the field of energy. It is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (a body of the European Union) and other shareholders who are leading global players in energy and industry, such as TOTAL, EDF, Volkswagen, Capgemini, Schneider Electric. During ten years of operation, EIT InnoEnergy has invested over €560 million in startups and innovation projects in the field of green transformation of the economy. The fund has particularly focused on sectors such as energy storage, green hydrogen in industry or new solar technologies. To date, 480 innovative ventures have received support from EIT InnoEnergy, with projected revenues exceeding €72.8 billion by 2030.