January 26, 2021. NGVA Europe’s Board of Directors has appointed Dr Jens Andersen as new Secretary General of the association. He will succeed Andrea Gerini, who has led the association since 2017, as of 1 March 2021.
Jens Andersen is German national and holds a doctorate degree in engineering. Before becoming Secretary General of NGVA Europe, he was working as an independent Senior Executive Consultant and Board Advisor. His experience is rooted on more than 28 years in the automotive industry, allied with more than 23 years of experience in strategic and operational powertrain and vehicle projects, coupled with significant portfolio strategy, process and profit improvements.
“I am very pleased and honored to serve NGVA Europe as new Secretary General with my vast expertise within the sector and gas in transport in general. We are facing an incredibly important time with legislative calendar where we will have the key opportunity to implement and enable gas mobility to play its necessary role in all current and future transport scenarios. I know that biomethane used in gas vehicles brings excellent environmental benefits that can significantly contribute to the decarbonisation of the transport sector and improve air quality. It is mature, affordable, and both vehicles and fueling infrastructure are broadly available.” Dr Jens Andersen commented.
Andrea Gerini will move back to Italy, joining FPT Industrial within the CNHi group, remaining at the forefront of the development of clean gas powertrain solutions.
NGVA Europe’s President Dr Timm Kehler added: “Representing and speaking for the association and board members, I am eager to welcome Jens Andersen as new Secretary General. Personally, I am looking forward to working together on the pressing matters of the upcoming reviews of the CO2-regulation and the development of NGVA Europe towards climate-neutral gases. With his profound knowledge and many years of experience in gas mobility, related technologies, energy, as well as European affairs, he is the ideal successor to continue the great work of Andrea Gerini.”