Staiblin new chair at Rolls-Royce and MTU Friedrichshafen
By Mike Brezonick11 June 2021
The supervisory board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH has a new chairwoman. Jasmin Staiblin was elected to the vacant position at an extraordinary supervisory board meeting on June 11. She succeeded Axel Arendt, who resigned from the position on May 31.
Staiblin is one of the leading experts in the field of energy, the company said. She was CEO of the Swiss electricity service provider and energy producer Alpiq Holding Ltd. from 2013 to 2018. She began her career at ABB, where she held various global management positions, including CEO of ABB Switzerland Ltd. from 2006 to 2012. A graduate in physics and electrical engineering, she is a member of several boards of directors, including Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Georg Fischer AG. Staiblin was a member of the board of directors of Rolls-Royce plc from 2012 to 2021.
“The appointment of Jasmin Staiblin to the supervisory board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems is a very important and valuable step for our business as we approach the energy transition and acceleration of our journey to Net Zero,” said Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce plc. “I am delighted that she has agreed to take on the role of chairwoman.
“With her personality and expertise, Jasmin Staiblin will be an excellent fit to help the transformation of Power Systems into a leading provider of integrated, sustainable solutions.”