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Mer appoints Laurence Langenbrink as new Chief Operating Officer

Taking further strides in making sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone, Mer welcomes Laurence Langenbrink to the management team. Langenbrink fills the new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO), and will take customer-centricity to the next level in Mer.

Mer appoints Laurence Langenbrink as new Chief Operating Officer

Mer amplifies the focus on customer-centricity

“Laurence is an experienced operational, technical and product management professional with deep EV and telco knowledge. We are pleased to announce that she will now take on the top responsibility to scale our operations efforts together with the rest of our highly specialised EV charging teams, “says Kristoffer Thoner, CEO, Mer.  

Laurence Langenbrink previously held the role of Head of Interoperability and Testing Services  at IONITY and has extensive experience from operations and product management, mainly in the telecommunications sector. 

Mer appoints Laurence Langenbrink as new Chief Operating Officer

“I am truly enthusiastic about the opportunity to work at Mer, whose impressive track record and growth journey I have been following. I’m a firm believer of the mission to make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone,” says Laurence Langenbrink, COO, Mer, who will be joining the Mer team on 15 January, 2024.  

Leveraging the synergies

The importance of smooth operations and seamless customer journeys is significant and strategically important to Mer. As a European charge point operator, Mer serves customers in five countries and several segments. Owning and operating over 36.000 charge points across Europe, Mer provided over 108 million kWh in 2022 which in turn enabled over 541 million electric km (Mer Sustainability Report 2022). Langenbrink will start the process of reorganising the customer service organisation in Mer into one department, leveraging the synergies to create an even more customer-centric, coherent Mer experience for all customers across Europe.

“The market is continuously growing at a very fast pace.Now is the right time to restructure operations in Mer and specialize further by grouping our operations and customer support experts together to strengthen our efforts in creating a great customer journey,” says Kristoffer Thoner, CEO, Mer.  

  • Mer is a leading European electric vehicle (EV) charging company on a mission is to make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone, with an expansive European growth strategy.
  • The group is a merger of successful charging start-ups, and consists of business units in Norway, Sweden, UK, Germany, and Austria.
  • A multi-segment charging provider (public, workplace, depot, on-street, and multi-home charging).
  • Being fully owned by Norwegian Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy provider and virtual power plant operator since 1895, gives Mer a clear competitive edge.
  • About 400 employees, and offices in Oslo (HQ), Munich, Teisnach, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Helsingborg, Kristiansand, London and Newcastle.

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