New appointments at Greenergy

Christian Flach, who takes over as Greenergy’s chief executive on 1st September 2019
Greenergy has announced that co-founder Andrew Owens is making his planned move from chief executive to non-executive chairman following the sale of the business in 2017. After an 18-month search and selection process, Christian Flach joined Greenergy last Monday (3rd June).

On 1st September, after an initial transition period, Christian will become chief executive and Andrew will become chairman. All other executive directors and senior managers will continue in their existing roles.

Christian joins from Marquard & Bahls, a German family-owned company that trades under the Oiltanking and Mabanaft brands amongst others. With a career spanning over 25 years, Christian has held a range of leadership roles, as leader of several Marquard & Bahls business units and most recently as CEO of the group between 2011 and 2018. Christian brings considerable experience of the fuel infrastructure and fuel supply sectors.
“After nearly three decades at Greenergy and, having secured new owners for the business in 2017, we began the process of finding a successor to enable me to step back from the day-to-day running of the business,” said Andrew Owens.
“Greenergy has great people working throughout the company and is led by a hugely capable and driven executive team. Christian brings additional strength and depth to the business and is the ideal candidate to work with the existing management team to lead our growth and international expansion in the years ahead.”
Commenting on the appointments, the board and shareholders of Greenergy said:
“We would like to thank Andrew for his leadership and contribution to the success of the business.  We have worked closely with Andrew over the last 18 months to find a suitable successor, to allow him to fulfil his long-stated preference to move to the role of chairman. We extend a warm welcome to Christian and look forward to working with both Andrew and Christian in their new roles.”
“Greenergy has an amazing track-record, and is a company I have always admired,” said Christian Flach.
“I very much look forward to working with Andrew and the rest of the team to take the company to the next stage of its development.”