After graduating from Cologne University, Volker started his career working in various technology companies, then spent more than 2 decades as an international leader within the energy industry, most notably as Group CFO and then Group CEO for RWE/Npower. He is now a renowned non-Executive Director/Chair in various businesses and organisations, and his non-executive portfolio spans across private and public sector as well as academia and work with charities.
The Chairperson role is a new position within The Green Recruitment Company given its rapid expansion internationally as a leader in the fast growing clean-tech and future-energy recruitment markets. The role aims to provide TGRC with technical guidance as it continues to scale, as well as industry insight and strong corporate governance.
Speaking on the appointment, Dan Smart, CEO and owner said “The Green Recruitment Company was founded in 2010 with a vision to become the leading provider of talent solutions within the green energy and clean technology space. The appointment of Volker Beckers to our board strengthens our commitment to this vision and demonstrates the shared values between ourselves and Volker. We have enjoyed exceptional growth particularly over the last few years despite difficult macro-economic conditions, highlighting the solid foundations of our company and the resilience of the sector that we recruit into, and we’re delighted that a recognised leader within the green energy transition revolution is helping us on the next stage of our journey. This appointment is a testament to our desire to continue our journey and support our customers and job-seekers through the global green energy transition.”
Discussing his new role, Volker Beckers said “I have been very impressed with the recent achievements and future potential of the TGRC leadership team, and with the energy and commitment with which all employees carry themselves. TGRC is playing an important role in helping to tackle the talent shortages that are already impeding the worlds progress towards a net-zero carbon future. With an existing foundation of experts present in Europe, the US, Australia and China, I am able to offer my experience to help the company to navigate the hurdles typically associated with a global growth strategy. Plans for next year are looking very exciting for TGRC and I’m very pleased to be part of the team”.
The Green Recruitment Company is a specialist recruitment consultancy offering executive search, contingent and contract services as well as market research and other customised talent solutions to clean tech and green energy organisations. With offices in London, New York, Orlando, Amsterdam, Beijing, and Sydney, the company has a strong track record in working across the entire project lifecycle in core renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind, as well as practices covering electric vehicles, green hydrogen, energy software and net zero & sustainability. The company enjoys a positive reputation for innovation, enhanced hiring experiences and a commitment to delivering social value for our clients and candidates.