Carlo Alberto D’Amicis Headshot (1)

Hydrogen vehicle manufacturer First Hydrogen has appointed Carlo Alberto D’Amicis (pictured) as chief financial officer to support the company’s growth.

The move comes as the company prepares to test its first hydrogen fuel cell demonstrator vehicles and establish its first green hydrogen production sites in the UK.

D’Amicis joins First Hydrogen from Stock Exchange-listed refractories firm RHI Magnesita, where he held the post of senior finance executive and led a 120-person global finance team in over 15 countries.

In his role at First Hydrogen, D’Amicis will support the company’s C-suite to deliver its first hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and establish environmentally sustainable green hydrogen production sites.

First Hydrogen said D’Amicis’ experience will also “hugely contribute” to the company’s long-term strategy of developing a full hydrogen solution company which includes green hydrogen and hydrogen vehicle production and hydrogen mobility fuel delivery services.

Nick Wrigley, First Hydrogen chairman, said: “Carlo’s appointment signifies further growth for First Hydrogen as the company goes to the next stage in its development.

“We are at an exciting point where our first hydrogen fuel cell demonstrator vehicles will start testing in the next few months and we are establishing our first green hydrogen production sites in the UK.

“At the same time, government and investor attention is on hydrogen as part of the solution to the global carbon challenge.

“Carlo has great experience in leading multinational companies and will support us to take the company further in its mission to secure a zero-emission future.”

D’Amicis, added: “I am proud and excited to be joining First Hydrogen as chief financial officer.

“With carbon neutrality becoming one of the world's most urgent missions, First Hydrogen will play a key role in decarbonising the transport industry.

“This is a unique opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking and game-changing company with a truly talented international team fully committed to the development of a more sustainable future.

“I am excited and privileged to start this new journey and help First Hydrogen build the path toward a zero-emission value chain.”