Karl Anders joins Mer as the Managing Director of Mer UK
Karl first entered to the electric vehicle (EV) industry very early when he joined the Energy Saving Trust back in 2007. His role was to consult on sustainable and low emission transport to industry on behalf of government bodies OZEV and DfT, which increasingly became focussed on electric vehicles.
From there, it has been all EV for Karl with executive roles within both Nissan GB, and latterly as Managing Director on the board of innogy eMobility UK. Innogy was a subsidiary of innogy renewables, then under E.ON ownership until the sale of the business to Compleo Charging Solutions in December 2021.
Karl’s vast value chain and P&L experience within the EV industry is pretty unique. We are very pleased to announce that he will take on the responsibility to scale both our two EV charging entities in the UK, Mer Charging UK based in London (public charging) and Mer Fleet Services based in Consett (fleet and depot) to the next level together with the rest of our highly professional EV charging teams.
“With Karl onboard, Mer will continue to lead and build first class, sustainable EV charging solutions to the UK market and the timing for his onboarding fits perfectly with our strong sustainability agenda and growth ambitions in the years to come,” says Kristoffer Thoner, CEO of Mer.
“I have followed Mer’s hugely impressive track record and growth for quite some time. It’s mission to make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone resonates very well with who I am, and what I believe in.
I have known many members of the Mer team for some time, so understand the real strength of both businesses is the people. It is an honour to be able to join the team and have the opportunity to support them reach their goals over the next few years.
The potential of the combined Mer businesses in the UK is phenomenal. This really is the right place at the right time, so I am very excited to join Mer’s journey into the future” says Anders.
In addition to his extensive senior management experience, he is also in high demand as a keynote speaker within the EV space in the UK.
Mer is a leading European EV charging company with business in Norway, Sweden, UK, Germany, and Austria. Our mission is to make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone hence we view everything through a customer centricity and sustainability lens. Mer is a full-service charging provider and active in all charging segments from public, workplace, depot, on-street, to home charging. The group is a merger of successful charging start-ups and has an expansive European growth strategy. Mer is fully owned by Norwegian Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy provider and virtual power plant operator since 1895 giving Mer a clear competitive edge. The company has offices in Munich, Teisnach, Helsingborg, Kristiansand, London and Newcastle. Mer’s headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway.
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