“The caliber of Gazelle’s Board of Directors is a testament to our vision and a strong endorsement of our innovative technology,” said Jon Salazar, founder, and president of Gazelle Wind Power. “We are poised to be the leader for enabling floating offshore wind, and these leadershave the expertise necessary to provide valuable guidance as we execute our strategy, drive growth, anddeliver long-term solutions for a sustainable future.”
The Gazelle Wind Power Board of Directors includes the following:
Dr. Javier Cavada, chairman of Gazelle Wind Power, is a well-known leader in the cleantech industry. He is currently CEO and president of Highview Power where he drives the global expansion and deployment of the developer’s proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology. During Cavada’s 13-years with Wartsila Corporation, he led the company’s international energy business, driving its vision towards 100% renewables.
Jon Salazar, founder and president of Gazelle Wind Power, has a successful track record in management consulting, R+D+i, and entrepreneurship in Europe and the Middle East. As a senior advisor with Deloitte, Salazar consulted with some of the world’s top-tier financial institutions and the largest banks in the Eurozone. He also held a senior leadership position developing Heathrow Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, and co-owned a group of digital companies dedicated to the sustainable development of individuals and society by improving financial literacy.
Pierpaolo Mazza, CEO of Gazelle Wind Power, is an international executive with over 33 years of corporate leadership expertisewith major energy companies such as GE Power Generation and Wartsila Corporation. During his 25-year career with GE Power Generation, Mazza grew product sales related to wind turbine generators and gas turbine technology from $60 million to more than $1 billion in the Central Eastern Europe, Russia, and CIS regions.
Connie Hedegaard, non-executive director of Gazelle Wind Power, is the former Minister of Environment to Denmarkand former Commissioner for Climate Action, where she championed the negotiations towards adopting the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. As commissioner, she was responsible for the 2050 Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy and represented the EU in the international climatenegotiations. Following her political career, Hedegaard spent 14 years as a respected journalist and head of Danish Radio News (DR).
David Mesonero,non-executive director of financesat Gazelle Wind Power, is the deputy director of the corporate development division at Iberdrola. His distinguished renewable energy career earned him recognition as one of the 15 most influential people in the wind industry by Wind Power Monthly magazine and as a recipient of the Recharge 4040 prize for the top 40 influential leaders in energy under the age of 40.
“Achieving the climate goals outlined in the Paris accords, along with the decarbonization goals set by individual nations, will require a broad range of clean technology solutions. I firmly believe that Gazelle Wind Power is the key to unlocking the massive deepwater offshore wind market that will help us achieve these aggressive climate goals. Gazelle’s technology enables energy providers to support power generation in deeper waters farther off the coastline at a lower cost and without damaging marine habitats,” said Cavada.