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Lynette Jackson appointed as new head of communications at Siemens
Lynette Jackson appointed as new head of communications at Siemens

Lynette Jackson (49) has been appointed as the new head of global communications at Siemens. She will report to Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG, effective October 1. Jackson takes over from Judith Wiese, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG responsible for HR, Sustainability and Global Business Services, who has been acting as interim head of communications since April. “We are very pleased to announce Lynette Jackson as our new head of global communications. With her broad international experience both in corporate and business communications, we found the right leader at the right time. With her collaborative leadership style and strong track record in transformation, she and her team will bolster the positioning of Siemens as a leading technology company and brand”, said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG. Siemens Smart Infrastructure “I relish the opportunity to lead the communications function of such a great company. Our technology makes a positive impact on how people live, work and move; being part of telling this story and ensuring that a strong communications strategy supports business growth and cultural transformation will be a privilege,” said Lynette Jackson.  Lynette Jackson is currently head of global communications for Siemens Smart Infrastructure, having joined the company in November 2018. Before then, she was head of corporate communications at Delphi Technologies, having previously led the global communications of ABB’s electrification products business. She has extensive international experience for industrial and technology companies in the U.S and Europe. Lynette Jackson hails from Surrey, England and holds a degree in French from the University of Birmingham. A successor to her role at Smart Infrastructure will be announced in due time.

A.P. Moller - Maersk and other leading companies launch the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping
A.P. Moller - Maersk and other leading companies launch the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping

The shipping industry has made a strong commitment to reduce its global carbon emissions towards 2050. A group of leading industry players are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies by launching the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping. The founding company partners behind this initiative are ABS, A.P. Møller - Mærsk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Line and Siemens Energy. The centre, which will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is made possible by a start-up donation of DKK 400m by the A.P. Møller Foundation. Support Climate Issue Chairman of the Board in the A.P. Møller Foundation, Ane Uggla comments, “With this donation, The A. P. Møller Foundation wishes to support the efforts to solve the climate issue in global shipping. My father, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller was a visionary leader in the global shipping industry for more than 7 decades. He was concerned about shipping’s impact on the environment." "Already in the 1980’ies, he championed the use of low sulphur fuel, and he pioneered the first double hull oil tankers in the 1990’ies to minimise the risk of oil spills. Therefore, I find it very natural that my Father’s name will be connected to the centre.” Non-profit Organisation As an independent research centre, it will work across the entire shipping sector The centre will be a non-profit organisation, set up as a commercial foundation with a charitable purpose. As an independent research centre, it will work across the entire shipping sector with industry, academia and authorities. A highly specialised, cross-disciplinary team will collaborate globally to create overviews of decarbonisation pathways, accelerate the development of selected decarbonising fuels and powering technologies, and support the establishment of regulatory, financial and commercial means to enable transformation. Board of Directors To define the strategic direction of the centre, a Board of Directors is being established. Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Møller – Mærsk has been confirmed as Board Member. Additional members of the Board of Directors will be announced upon appointment. Appointed Future Member of the Board comments Future member of the Board, Søren Skou, says, “The founding partners and the A.P. Møller Foundation share a long-term ambition to decarbonise the shipping industry. The establishment of the centre is a quantum leap towards realising that ambition." "This joint initiative will fast-track the maturation of solutions and strengthen the basis for decision making among industry players and regulators and hence accelerate investments and implementation of new technologies. I am looking forward to join the Board of this ambitious collaboration.” Management Board Furthermore, the centre will have a management board, which will be headed by Bo Cerup-Simonsen as CEO of the centre. Bo Cerup-Simonsen holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and has a proven track record in leadership of large-scale industry projects, maritime technology, research and innovation. Appointed CEO Comments “This is the early days of a demanding and necessary transformation of an entire industry. Thanks to the A.P. Møller Foundation and the support from industry-leading partners we now have a unique opportunity to unfold the potential of a sector-wide collaboration towards complete decarbonisation." "The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping provides a solid platform for the entire eco-system to join forces, demonstrate new solutions and identify the next steps to make it happen. I’m excited to let the work begin, expanding the collaboration with a broad variety of contributors,” adds Bo Cerup-Simonsen. Common Goals A common commitment to decarbonising shipping and specialised knowledge and research capabilities The founding partner companies bring a common commitment to decarbonising shipping and specialised knowledge and research capabilities. Furthermore, the founding partners will donate expert people resources and/or testing platforms to support the operations. The centre expects to attract several more partner companies in the future. Recruitment During the first two to three years the centre will recruit around 100 employees to the Copenhagen-based office and collaborate with new partners across the globe. The founding partner companies have committed one-third of the needed staff, the remaining two-thirds will be recruited independently. In addition to leadership and administration, the centre staff will include subject matter experts in energy, fuels and ship technology as well as regulatory affairs, finance and the global energy transition. Shipping’s road map to decarbonisation The shipping sector accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions. The industry has made a firm commitment to reduce this to zero within this century. Short-term measures related to increased energy efficiency are enabling a 40% relative reduction by 2030. Achieving the long-term target requires new fuel types and a systemic change within the industry. As shipping is a globally regulated industry, there is an opportunity to secure broad-based industry adoption of new technology and fuels. To accelerate the development of viable technologies a coordinated effort within applied research is needed across the entire supply chain. Industry leaders play a critical role in ensuring that laboratory research is successfully matured to scalable solutions matching the needs of the industry. At the same time, new legislation will be required to enable the transition towards decarbonisation.

MAN Energy Solutions along with other industry players launch the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Centre for zero carbon shipping
MAN Energy Solutions along with other industry players launch the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Centre for zero carbon shipping

A group of leading industry players are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies by launching the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping. The founding company partners behind this initiative are ABS, A.P. Moller - Maersk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Line and Siemens.  The centre, which will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is made possible by a start-up donation of DKK 400m by the A.P. Moller Foundation. Decarbonised future partnership The concrete targets and the first zero-emission vessel are bold but will hasten the developments Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions, said: “Joining this partnership makes perfect sense for us as our business strategy is already significantly underpinned by system technologies that are leading our customers to a decarbonised future." "We welcome the opportunity to work with industry partners in achieving this strategy and have publicly spoken in favour of a ‘maritime energy transition’ for some time now, which draws on the increased use of low-emission fuels. The concrete targets set for carbon neutrality and the first zero-emission vessel are bold but will undoubtedly hasten their respective developments, in which we are very happy to play our part.” Carbon-neutral economy Brian Østergaard Sørensen, Vice President and Head of R&D Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “Decarbonisation will be one of the largest transitions that we will see within the maritime industry for years and requires a holistic approach looking at the complete supply chain from well to wake. No technology or company can do this alone which is why we need to join forces across the supply chain to meet this challenge." "We at MAN Energy Solutions have decarbonisation as part of our corporate strategy and developing sustainable technologies and solutions is at the core of what we do. While two-stroke engine technology will likely remain the prime mover for deep-sea shipping, cleaner fuels will play a larger role in the future. MAN Energy Solutions recognises that there are several pathways to achieving a carbon-neutral economy and that we need to work together, which is why we are happy to have joined the Center.” Non-profit organisation  The Center will be a non-profit organisation, set up as a commercial foundation with a charitable purpose. As an independent research center, it will work across the entire shipping sector with industry, academia and authorities. A highly specialised, cross-disciplinary team will collaborate globally to create overviews of decarbonisation pathways, accelerate the development of selected decarbonising fuels and powering technologies, and support the establishment of regulatory, financial and commercial means to enable transformation. Board of Directors The management board will be headed by Bo Cerup-Simonsen as CEO of the Centre To define the strategic direction of the Center, a Board of Directors is being established. It will also have a management board, which will be headed by Bo Cerup-Simonsen as CEO of the Centre. Bo Cerup-Simonsen holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and has a proven track record in leadership of large-scale industry projects, maritime technology, research and innovation. Appointed CEO Comments Cerup-Simonsen said: “These are the early days of a demanding and necessary transformation of an entire industry. Thanks to the A.P. Moller Foundation and the support from industry-leading partners we now have a unique opportunity to unfold the potential of a sector-wide collaboration towards complete decarbonisation." "The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping provides a solid platform for the entire eco-system to join forces, demonstrate new solutions and identify the next steps to make it happen. I’m excited to let the work begin, expanding the collaboration with a broad variety of contributors.”

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