The Global Solar Council, of which the International Solar Energy Society, ISES, is a founding member, has selected Jodie Roussell to be the Council’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. David Renné, President of ISES, says: “ISES is very excited to have Jodie come on board as the CEO of the Global Solar Council. She brings with her a background of strong leadership and experience that will ensure the success of the mission of the GSC and help advance global solar markets and solar energy deployments. ISES is proud to be serving on the Board of Global Solar Council and we look forward to working with Jodie.”
Roussell will assume the new role on 1 August 2017. The Global Solar Council represents national and regional solar associations, and the leading global corporations operating in solar, across an industry that now employs over 3 Million people worldwide.
“I am honored to have been elected as the Global Solar Council’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of an organization dedicated to building the global solar industry’s markets, developing innovative skills training and doing its part to enable solar energy to serve as a transformational tool for healthy and sustainable communities,” said Roussell. “We are an organization led by a purpose – to spread the benefits of solar energy and its capacity to create jobs, growth and sustainable economic development around the world.”
“Roussell’s 15 year career in solar power combined with experience in the US, Europe and Asia brings a unique perspective on the global business and policy landscape and make her the ideal choice to lead the Council.” said Bruce Douglas, Chairman of the Global Solar Council and Chief Operating Officer of SolarPower Europe. “I am excited to work with Roussell to deliver world class member services, including market opening & trade missions, deliver new opportunities for partnerships, and raise the bar for the entire global solar industry” he added.
Prior to her current role as Head of Public Affairs for Trina Solar in Europe, Africa & Latin America, Roussell was co-founder of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the European campaign the Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE). She also served as Head of Energy Utilities & Technology at the World Economic Forum, and led Strategy & Corporate Development at JA Solar.