Appointment of Tjada D’Oyen McKenna as Non-Executive Director

Venterra Group Plc, the offshore wind energy services business, today announces Tjada D’Oyen McKenna is to join its Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 September 2023.

Tjada is Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps, a leading humanitarian relief organization operating around the world, and previously she was Chief Operating Officer of Habitat for Humanity and CARE.

Her career has a unique blend of experience in operational leadership across the government and not-for-profit sectors, and she brings extensive experience in policy development, community and environmental impact around the world. Following a private sector career that began at McKinsey & Company and focused on agriculture and financial services, Tjada has spent more than a decade working to end world hunger in roles with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. government. During the Obama administration, Tjada served as Deputy Coordinator of Development for Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, and also as Assistant to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Food Security in Washington, D.C.

Tjada has a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

She joins Venterra’s Board of strong, senior business leaders in non-executive positions, to help guide the company on the delivery of it’s mission to support the offshore wind industry play its vital role in the energy transition.

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna said; ‘Venterra is a purpose driven business aiming to play an important role in the offshore wind services industry. Achieving that goal will help accelerate the energy transition and create employment opportunities in clean energy around the world. My career has been about bringing practical help to people in need and Venterra is playing a role in the private sector’s contribution to addressing global issues.’

Ayman Asfari, Executive Chairman, said; ‘We are thrilled to welcome Tjada to Venterra’s Board. She will bring a clear perspective on the social aspects of helping offshore wind fulfil its potential as a leading source of clean energy. As we help build a sustainable supply chain – our member companies already operate in 35 countries worldwide – Tjada’s operational experience of dispersed, global organisations will bring valuable insights on the communities and jurisdictions we work with.’


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Notes to Editors

Venterra Group Plc was formed in 2021 by Ayman Asfari and colleagues to create a global services champion supporting the offshore wind industry’s rapid expansion and leading role in the energy transition. Venterra’s mission is to service wind energy developers globally with best-in-class engineering, construction and operations services, through acquiring and partnering with asset light and differentiated providers with an entrepreneurial culture and technological drive.

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