TSC member Swissgrid, the Swiss transmission system operator (TSO), announced that Maurice Dierick has been promoted to head of the grid business unit and member of the executive board. In his new function Dierick follows Yves Zumwald who was nominated chief executive officer earlier this year.
Zumwald praises Dierick as “the ideal candidate for consolidating and further developing the infrastructure”. As head of grid Dierick will be responsible for the extra-high-voltage grid in Switzerland in terms of planning, development, maintaining and operation.
Since 1998, the Dutch-born mechanical engineer has been consulting various power supply companies in Europe. Dierick was involved in the Swiss energy market liberalisation in 2008, therefore he is very familiar with the energy market in Switzerland. He joined Swissgrid in February 2015 as Head of Grid Infrastructure.
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