Anders Runevad has been nominated to join Vestas’ board of directors after stepping down as the global wind giant’s CEO last year.

Runevad is one of two new directors proposed for election to the board at the Danish group’s annual general meeting on 7 April.

The 59-year-old Swede left his role as Vestas CEO in August last year after holding the post since 2013, a period in which he guided the company out of tough early times to pre-eminence in the global onshore wind sector.

Runevad, who was succeeded as Vestas CEO by Henrik Andersen, remains chairman of the board of MHI Vestas, the group’s 50/50 offshore wind joint venture.

He is up for election to the Vestas board with Karl-Henrik Sundstrom, former CEO of packaging group Stora Enso who like Runevad has a background at Swedish telecoms group Ericsson.

Like other directors they would receive DKr425,000 ($63,300) annually plus extra payments for work on committees.

Jens Hesselberg Lund won’t be standing for reelection to the board, which is chaired by Bert Nordberg.