New CEO appointed for Global Solar Council

Global Solar Council - CEO - Jodie Roussell

Global Solar Council – CEO – Jodie Roussell

The Global Solar Council has selected Jodie Roussell to be the Council’s new chief executive officer, which will start on 1 August 2017.

Jodie said: “I am honoured to have been elected as the Global Solar Council’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of an organization dedicated to building the global solar industry’s markets, developing innovative skills training and doing its part to enable solar energy to serve as a transformational tool for healthy and sustainable communities.”

Prior to her current role as head of public affairs for Trina Solar in Europe, Africa & Latin America, Jodie was co-founder of the American Council on Renewable Energy and the European campaign the Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy. She also served as head of energy utilities & technology at the World Economic Forum, and led Strategy & Corporate Development at JA Solar.

STA CEO Paul Barwell said: “I am delighted that Jodie has been chosen to be GSC’s new CEO. We were blown away by her professionalism and commitment when we worked with her and can think of no better global representative for this vital industry.”

Bruce Douglas, chairman of the Global Solar Council and chief operating officer of SolarPower Europe, said: “I am excited to work with Jodie to deliver world class member services, including market opening & trade missions, deliver new opportunities for partnerships, and raise the bar for the entire global solar industry.”