The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) today announced that after more than six
years of service leading AES’ finance functions, AES Chief Financial
Officer (CFO) and President of Global Business Services, Victoria
Harker, intends to leave the company no later than August 10, 2012.
“Victoria made a great contribution to AES, creating a first rate
finance department and a strong culture of financial controls. I am
personally very grateful to her for helping me during my transition to
the role of CEO and implementing the first phase of our new strategic
plan,” said Andrés Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We’ll continue to build on her accomplishments, including greater use
of the Global Shared Services unit which she launched last year to
improve returns at our existing businesses.”
Ms. Harker said, “I am very proud to have been part of our successful
financial evolution at AES over the past six years. The team has never
been stronger or better equipped to drive the business efficiently and
effectively. I look forward to the new challenges ahead.”
During Ms. Harker’s tenure as CFO, she led an important realignment of
the AES Global Finance function, which consolidated the number of
finance teams across the globe and resulted in improved reporting and
efficiency. She also initiated the AES Finance Leadership Development
Program at the Darden School of Business. In 2008, Ms. Harker was named
CFO of the Year by Virginia Business Magazine and most recently
was recognized by CFO Magazine as a 2012 Women in Finance Honoree.
Ms. Harker will continue to serve as CFO and President of Global
Business Services until May 7, 2012 and will assist the company in the
search for her replacement. Effective May 8, 2012, Ms. Mary Wood, AES
Controller, will step into the role of interim CFO.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company.
We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 27 countries through our
diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and
renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 27,000 people is
committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing
power needs. Our 2011 revenues were $17 billion and we own and manage
$45 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.
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