Wieland off after Desertec clash

Paul van Son and the departing Aglaia Wieland

Paul van Son and the departing Aglaia Wieland

Paul van Son has come out on top of the acrimonious power struggle at the top of the Desertec Industrial Initiative, with DII confirming that his adversary, Aglaia Wieland, will leave the organisation.

No timetable was given for the departure of Wieland, formerly a principal at the Boston Consulting Group.

Van Son was named chief executive of DII at its inception in 2009. The following year Wieland, who has extensive experience in the Middle East, joined DII as director of strategy, with responsibility for formulating group’s long-term rollout plan.

Last year Wieland joined van Son atop DII’s two-person management board, setting in motion the personality clash which led to today’s announcement. Some see DII – with a few dozen employees – as simply having been too Log in to read complete article.

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