Women in Energy – Laura Fleming

Energy Futures Lab invites you to join us for this first event in a new series aimed at putting the spotlight on Women in Energy.

CEO of Hitachi Energy UK & Ireland, Laura Fleming, will be joining us to discuss her extensive and successful career in renewable energy.

Laura Fleming joined Hitachi Energy in July 2022 as CEO in the UK and Ireland. Laura has more than 20 years’ senior level experience in the development and commercialisation of large-scale renewable and infrastructure projects throughout the UK and Europe. Before joining Hitachi Energy, she spent 10 years with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) most recently as Global Business Development Director for Hydrogen and Hybrid Systems and Head of Wind Farm Solutions for North Europe and the Middle East regions.

Originally hailing from The Netherlands, Laura holds a BSc. in Town and Country planning from Utrecht University. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Laura relocated to Scotland where later she completed a Masters’ degree in Economic Development at Glasgow University. In 2018, Laura took part in the Executive Women Leadership programme at the Edinburgh University Business School. Laura is currently a board member of Renewable UK.

Laura’s primary motivation is to make the world a better place for everyone to live and work in, through collaborative and system thinking which together enable the creation of sustainable communities and the delivery of clean affordable power for all. Laura is passionate about advancing women and other underrepresented groups in the renewables sector.

This event will be held virtually and will be chaired by Naa Okailey Ayitey, a graduate student at Imperial College London. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Sustainable Energy Futures, driven by her unwavering passion for renewable energy and the global energy transition.

About Energy Futures Lab

Energy Futures Lab is one of seven Global Institutes at Imperial College London. The institute was established to address global energy challenges by identifying and leading new opportunities to serve industry, government and society at large through high quality research, evidence and advocacy for positive change. The institute aims to promote energy innovation and advance systemic solutions for a sustainable energy future by bringing together the science, engineering and policy expertise at Imperial and fostering collaboration with a wide variety of external partners.

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