New Managing Director International Affairs at BSW

By: BSW-Solar

Management change at German Solar Association / David Wedepohl takes over association activities for international affairs from Jörg Mayer and becomes Deputy Managing Director

David Wedepohl (42) is new Managing Director International Affairs at the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar). He assumes of international association activities from Jörg Mayer, who has greatly expanded these activities over recent years. Working alongside the association’s Executive Director Carsten Körnig, Wedepohl will be his deputy at the association’s Berlin office as of 1 November.

David Wedepohl had previously worked et al. for the German Embassy in Washington D.C. as well as at an international consultancy firm. Since 2009 he has been heading the section "Market and Communication" at BSW and has served as the association’s press spokesman for many years. In addition to its intensive policy work at national and European level, BSW is currently involved on location in over 15 countries in the exploration and development of solar markets. The organization maintains over 30 worldwide association partnerships. The "Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue" (, for example, which was initiated by BSW and shaped in significant part by Mr. Wedepohl, is now an established global brand.

Jörg Mayer will be leaving BSW by his own request at the end of the year, when he will make the switch to the medical technology industry. As BSW Managing Director, Mayer, together with Carsten Körnig, headed the association’s Berlin office for seven years.

"BSW expresses its sincere thanks to Mr. Mayer for his many years of commitment to the energy transition and for his great service to the industry, in particular in the successful expansion of the association’s international activities," said BSW President Joachim Goldbeck today. A change will also be taking place at BSW’s press office, with the previous Deputy Press Spokesman Christian Hallerberg succeeding David Wedepohl as Association Spokesman.

A photo of David Wedepohl can be found at

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