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Macquarie hires Ørsted's former wind chief

Controversial Australian investment bank Macquarie has recruited Samuel Leupold as chair of the Green Investment Group's wind energy unit.

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Macquarie has hired veteran reinforcement to its investment company Green Investment Group (GIG). The Australian investment bank has hired the former chief executive of Ørsted's wind division, Samuel Leupold, as chair of the company's wind energy division – a newly constituted position meant to support development of GIG's onshore and offshore wind strategy, informs GIG in a statement Thursday.

"Samuel has been a pivotal figure in the rapid development of the offshore wind industry. We are delighted he is bringing that pioneering outlook and his deep understanding of the construction and industrial aspects of wind power to join GIG in our mission to accelerate the transition to a green global economy," writes GIG CEO Mark Dooley.

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