Karl Anders Joins Mer as Managing Director of Mer UK
Karl Anders joins Mer as Managing Director for the UK and will be responsible for scaling up its EV charging operations in the UK.
Mer is pleased to announce that he will take on the responsibility to scale both its EV charging entities in the UK, Mer Charging UK based in London (public charging) and Mer Fleet Services based in Consett. Karl’s vast value chain and profit and loss experience within the EV industry is pretty unique.
“With Karl onboard, Mer will continue to lead and build first class, sustainable EV charging solutions for the UK market. The timing of his onboarding fits perfectly with our strong sustainability agenda and growth ambitions in the years to come.”
Kristoffer Thoner, CEO, Mer
Karl first entered the electric vehicle (EV) industry in 2007 when he joined Energy Saving Trust. His role was to consult on sustainable and low emission transport to industry on behalf of government bodies OZEV and DfT, which increasingly became focussed on electric vehicles. Karl has held executive roles within Nissan GB, and was Managing Director on the board of Innogy eMobility UK.
“I have followed Mer’s hugely impressive track record and growth for quite some time. Its mission to make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone resonates very well with who I am, and what I believe in.
I have known many members of the Mer team for some time, so understand the real strength of both businesses is the people. It is an honour to be able to join the team and have the opportunity to support them to reach their goals over the next few years.
The potential of the combined Mer businesses in the UK is phenomenal. This really is the right place at the right time, so I am very excited to join Mer’s journey into the future,” says Anders.
In addition to his extensive senior management experience, he is also in high demand as a keynote speaker within the EV space in the UK.
Karl will officially begin his appointment mid-August 2022.
Mer is a European EV charging company, backed by Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator. By bringing together its extensive expertise in renewable energy and electric mobility, Mer is on a mission to make EV charging simple, sustainable, and accessible to everyone. In the UK, Mer delivers complete EV charging solutions to businesses and local authorities, helping power the shift to purer transportation across Europe.