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Letter from Frédéric Sauze

There has been a significant change in the ANDRITZ Hydro Managing Board this year.

Following the retirement of Wolfgang Semper, Frédéric Sauze took over responsibility for the Hydro business area as a member of the ANDRITZ Executive Board. With a notable track record in the hydro business, he brings valuable expertise to the position, having served in various management roles within the company since 2013. As he takes up the reigns together with Harald Heber and Gerhard Kriegler, Frédéric Sauze lays out his vision for success.

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"People are at the heart of ANDRITZ."

Dear valued customers, 
I am honored to assume a leadership role on the ANDRITZ Executive Board and its Hydro business. As I step into this position, I am inspired by the remarkable accomplishments of Wolfgang Semper, who led the Hydro business for 12 years before me. With his retirement announcement, I am eager to take on the responsibility of driving our business forward.

At ANDRITZ, we recognize the importance of actively listening to our customers and adapting to their evolving needs. Through continuous innovation and close collaboration, we aim to address new market challenges head-on. Our commitment is to deliver world-class products and solutions while maintaining a strong global presence and fostering local engagement in all our markets.

I have complete confidence in the preparedness of ANDRITZ, and my personal goal is to work together with you to not only meet but exceed your expectations. People are at the heart of our company, and I will strive to be the voice of all our locations across the globe. By attracting new talents, developing new skills, and fostering closer partnerships, we will better serve you and enhance our project deliveries.

Embarking on this new role in such a fascinating industry fills me with excitement. However, what I look forward to the most is sharing this journey with both our customers and employees, regardless of where they may be.

The clean energy transition in the coming decades presents a significant growth opportunity, with hydropower playing a crucial role in supporting further renewable power growth for grid stability. Working together, ANDRITZ is ready to seize that opportunity by building on a rich history to forge a successful future.

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership. I am excited to embark on this journey with you.

Yours sincerely,

Frédéric Sauze


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