KiWi Power has recruited Jay Zoellner as its new chief executive officer, tasking him with leading the energy tech firm’s global expansion.

KiWi had been without a permanent CEO since former chief Yoav Zingher stood down after selling his stake in the firm to French energy giant Engie last November.

But the hunt for a permanent fixture in the hot seat has now concluded, with Zoellner taking the reins after leaving US-based renewables and smart power firm Edison Energy.

Yuval Tamir, who had been serving as KiWi’s interim-CEO, will now lead on UK-facing activities as the company’s UK general manager and serve on its senior management team.

KiWi said that Zoellner would bring “considerable experience” in scaling and maturing businesses.

Zoellner, meanwhile, said he was thrilled to be joining KiWi “at such an exciting time in its development”.

“The global market for distributed energy resources is set to explode over the next decade, and KiWi Power’s proven technology platform is ideally placed to capitalise on this opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to working with the company’s passionate team, committed investors and new and existing partners to rapidly scale the business internationally,” he said.

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