Louise Paulsen is the Managing Director of Vestas South Africa, since being appointed to her role in October 2020. She brings a wealth of experience in private and public sector development in South Africa, including roles at the South African Department of Trade and Industry, and the South African Economic Development Ministry. She is a recognised expert on Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), and has advised a range of blue chip South African companies on BEE strategy development and execution. She previously held management positions at GE South Africa and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa.
In addition to her role at Vestas, she is a Non-Executive Director at Bossard South Africa. She serves on the board of SAWEA as well as the Executive Oversight Committee of the South African Renewable Energy Map process (SAREM) She holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from University of Cape Town. Louise resides in Johannesburg.