Wood Mackenzie appointed Xizhou Zhou as executive vice president and head of power and renewables, effective June 3, the company announced in a June 4 press release.

Zhou most recently led the global power and renewables division at S&P Global’s commodity insights business and the Asia Pacific gas, power and renewables business.

Prior to this role, he spent 15 years at information servicer IHS Markit, IHS Energy and Cambridge Energy Research Associates in Boston, Beijing and Washington D.C.

“The world of power and renewables is changing rapidly with the energy transition accelerating, and Wood Mackenzie has the leading data, analytical tools and thought leaders to help shape the future of our industry and address increasingly complex questions,” Zhou said in WoodMac’s announcement.