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px Group appoints guido frenken as chief growth and innovation officer

px Group, the leading infrastructure solutions business and operator of several critical UK energy sites, can today announce a major addition to its Executive Committee. Guido Frenken joins px Group as Chief Growth and Innovation Officer from Equans, a spin- out of ENGIE.

Guido joined ENGIE in 2013 in a leadership role focused on growing the sustainability part of the business in the Netherlands. There he initiated the new company ENGIE Ventures & Integrated Solutions, which has grown rapidly both autonomously as well as by two acquisitions, before becoming a member of the Executive Committee in 2018 with responsibility for Energy Sales, the B2B and B2C markets, Renewable Energy developments and Integrated Solutions for Energy Transition.

In his new role, Guido will lead px Group’s growth ambitions in Europe working alongside existing members of the px Business Development Team. Guido will also be supporting the growth plans of the recently acquired px Fairport (previous Fairport Engineering) and the development of a turnkey, end-to-end energy offer spanning consultancy and design all the way through to trading.

With an MSc. In Aerospace Engineering from Delft University in the Netherlands, Guido has over 25 years’ experience in technical management, business development and Senior Leadership positions. Initially working in the Aerospace sector with a primary focus on strategy, innovation, and business development, he has lived and worked in Germany, the Netherlands and USA.

Bringing his wealth of experience, Guido is ideally placed to lead px Group’s growth ambitions into Europe ensuring the long-term sustainability of the px business. Guido Frenken says: “It’s a really exciting time to join px Group. Geoff Holmes CEO and the owners of the business have been clear about its ambition in Europe, and it is a challenge I am looking forward to taking on.”

“px Group is a fast-growing company that is truly facilitating the Energy Transition. It has an operating model that is trusted, tried, and tested with the company responsible for so many critical energy assets in the UK, while it is renowned for its development of Saltend Chemicals Park, particularly regarding the company’s ability to attract huge investment from next-generation energy and industrial companies.”

“The next step is to take both of those aspects into Europe. We already have operations in Scandinavia, through our strategic partnership with the owners of the Risavika Liquefaction Plant, North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP) and we’re now looking at expanding into more countries.