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Airswift appoints China Country Manager

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Airswift, a global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, has appointed Maxime Degaldi in the newly created role of China Country Manager as the company expands its presence across Asia in the renewables market.

A seasoned professional, Maxime brings two decades of experience in international business development and operations management in Asia and Africa. Prior to joining Airswift, Maxime was the Asia Pacific Regional Director for a European manpower and solutions provider. Based in Airswift’s Shanghai office, his role will initially focus on the company’s diversification into wind as well as servicing its existing client base.

The strategic appointment comes as China’s renewables market continues to develop with more than 820 GW of installed renewable capacity consisting of hydro, solar, wind and nuclear power at the end of 2019 (NTA).

Charles Pfauwadel, Vice President Asia for Airswift said: “Just last month China commissioned its first 8 MW offshore turbine, which produces 20% more electricity compared to its 7 MW counterparts. This demonstrates just what an incredibly dynamic market China has, with more than 300 wind projects planned, in development or operational. With Maxime at the helm, we see ourselves playing a pivotal role to realise these important projects as China decarbonises its energy mix.”

The announcement follows Airswift’s recent joint venture with Vietnam-based, international business development specialists Source of Asia, as the company expands its operations across Asia Pacific as part of its growth strategy.

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