MADRID (Reuters) - Siemens Gamesa's
While Mesonero, who is the Iberdrola's chairman's son-in-law, is close to the Spanish utility, he was a strong advocate of the merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power in 2017 and is considered to be a compromise candidate.
Siemens declined to comment on the appointment but said in an emailed statement it was committed to delivering on the cost savings and growth targets laid out in Siemens Gamesa' strategic plan.
Iberdrola and Siemens Gamesa declined to comment.
(Reporting by Andres Gonzlaez. Additional reporting by Alexander Huebner; Editing by Julien Toyer and Paul Day)