Mikael Backman

Director, Solutions Americas

Mikael Backman has more than two decades of experience from the energy industry, specializing in the fields of power generation, utilities and electricity markets. Mikael has been involved in the development, design, delivery and sale of power generation assets throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Currently, Mikael is the Director, Solutions Americas in North America. Previously he headed up the Market Development function in the Americas as well as leading the Power Origination team. Mikael is a regular speaker at industry events and has written extensively about issues like power system optimization, electricity markets, renewable integration and utility resource planning. Mikael holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) degree in Energy Technology and an MBA in Finance and Management from Columbia University in New York.

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Michelle Romero
Marketing Manager, Americas


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.