CEO, Board Member for Strategy, Sales and Service
Pierre-Pascal Urbon (b. 1970) studied business administration and was active in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) consulting until 2005—when he joined SMA. In 2006, he was appointed to the Managing Board and in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. Urbon planned SMA’s initial public offering and partnership with Danfoss A/S. He has also decisively advanced the Group’s internationalization and the Company’s transformation in 2015. As Chief Executive Officer, he has been responsible for Strategy, Sales and Service since January 2017. Pierre-Pascal Urbon is a member of the Board of Directors of Tigo Energy, Los Gatos, USA.
Deputy CEO, Board Member for Operations and Technology
After he studied electrical engineering in South Africa, Jürgen Reinert (b. 1968) received his doctorate at the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) in Aachen, Germany, and began his career as chief-engineer there. From 1999 to 2011, he worked for the Emotron in Sweden, where he was board member with responsibility for Technology and Operations. From 2011 to 2014he was head of the division Power Plant Solutions at SMA. Under his leadership, SMA successfullly expanded its worldwide project business and developed turnkey system solutions for large-scale PV power plants. Since April 2014, Jürgen Reinert is a member of the Managing Board at SMA and since January 2016 is responsible for Operations, R&D and the Business Units. Jürgen Reinert is a member of the Danfoss A/S Supervisory Board.
Board Member for Finance, Human Resources and Legal
Ulrich Hadding (b. 1968) held different positions at the SCHOTT Group in Germany and abroad for ten years, most recently as Head of Legal & Compliance for SCHOTT Solar AG. He moved to SMA in 2009, initially establishing an internationally oriented Legal department and then the Compliance function. He played a major role in nearly all of SMA’s recent M&A activities and successively took on further management functions, e.g., for Tax, Insurance, Controlling and Financial Project Management. Since the end of 2015, he has been Head of Finance and Legal and member of SMA’s Executive Management Committee. Since January 2017, Ulrich Hadding has been a member of the Managing Board with responsibility for Finance, Human Resources and Legal. He also serves as labor director of SMA.