Samuel Leupold is a 52-year-old Swiss citizen who worked in the energy industry during his whole professional life.
Today he is an independent director on the boards of global energy companies and serves a number of selected clients as senior advisor. Apart from being Chairman of the Board of Corio, Macquarie’s global development platform for offshore wind, he serves on the board of directors of Enel S.p.A, one of the world’s largest utility companies, as well as on the board of Schlumberger Ltd, the leading global provider of oil field technology and services.
Prior to this, Samuel was the CEO of Ørsted Wind Power Ltd in Denmark (formerly DONG Wind Power Ltd). During his time as CEO, he transformed the European-focused start-up company into the world’s largest and most profitable offshore wind player, with projects in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Earlier in his career, Samuel was Executive Vice President for Commodity Trading at Swiss utility BKW where he was also responsible for the Company’s generation asset portfolio in Germany and Italy. During his career, Samuel has worked at McKinsey & Company and for engineering and technology group ABB Power Generation, as well.
Vireo Ventures funds teams and ideas that will shape the future energy system - I look forward to support them on this journey.