In a historic first, the Hydrogen Council has appointed a new Executive Director to lead the global CEO coalition through the next stage of its growth.
Daryl Wilson (pictured right) joins the Council with an impressive track record of building successful organisations and operating at the intersection of environmental and sustainability issues across sectors.
Most recently the global CEO of Hydrogenics, Wilson will lead the Council through the next stage of its growth, especially as it engages more with governments, industry, and the investor community around the world to scale up hydrogen and build a more resilient and sustainable post-Covid economy.
Collaborating closely with the Hydrogen Council’s Board and Co-chairs, the new Executive Director will support the organisation to fully realise its potential; particularly in building the industry marketplace and leading the work on global advocacy, representing the Hydrogen Council amongst international organisations, national and regional hydrogen associations, as well as in relevant investment-focused fora.
Commenting on the new appointment, Wilson said, “The Hydrogen Council has achieved a great deal in the last three and a half years since it was founded.”
“In recent months especially, the interest and momentum in hydrogen has picked up significantly. Along with global partners and national associations we are ready with the vision and the fundamentals to support hydrogen as a key area of investment as part of a global green economic recovery.”
Welcoming Wilson to the Council, Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide and Co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, said, “Daryl’s well-rounded experience will be a valuable asset, as will his passion for clean technologies and ability to make a tangible impact.”
“As many countries are embarking on the hydrogen journey, he has a deep appreciation for what it takes to accompany the Hydrogen Council in the next phase of its development.”
“The future will be hydrogen, and the Council as its global voice will play a major role in contributing to develop a low carbon society.”
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board of Toyota Motor Corporation and Co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, added, “Daryl Wilson’s appointment comes at a pivotal moment for the Council and the hydrogen industry worldwide.”
“Over the last few months, France, Germany, the European Union, South Korea, China, Australia, and others have issued new hydrogen strategies and committed to supporting the technologies with billions of dollars and wide-ranging policy measures.”
“I look forward to working with Daryl and all Hydrogen Council members as we help turn these ambitious plans into reality for a better, more sustainable future for generations to come.”