Our team

Mr. Jonas Meyer

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Meyer was formerly an equity analyst for renewable energy at SpareBank 1 Markets. With extensive experience in the listing of renewable energy companies – including hydrogen – he has a vast network in the industry. Mr. Meyer holds an M.Sc. in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School.

Mr. Jonas Meyer
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Meyer was formerly an equity analyst for renewable energy at SpareBank 1 Markets. With extensive experience in the listing of renewable energy companies – including hydrogen – he has a vast network in the industry. Mr. Meyer holds an M.Sc. in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School.

Dr. Odd-Arne Lorentsen

Chief Technology Officer, PhD

Dr. Lorentsen holds a PhD degree in electrochemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His special fields of competence are hydrogen, ammonia and aluminium production. He has served in several senior technical development and management positions at Yara International and Hydro for more than twenty years, as well as adjunct professor at NTNU. Dr. Lorentsen is a member of the Portfolio Board for Natural Science and Technology at The Norwegian Research Council and Chairman of the Board at the NV Faculty at NTNU.

Dr. Odd-Arne Lorentsen
Chief Technology Officer, PhD

Dr. Lorentsen holds a PhD degree in electrochemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His special fields of competence are hydrogen, ammonia and aluminium production. He has served in several senior technical development and management positions at Yara International and Hydro for more than twenty years, as well as adjunct professor at NTNU. Dr. Lorentsen is a member of the Portfolio Board for Natural Science and Technology at The Norwegian Research Council and Chairman of the Board at the NV Faculty at NTNU.

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Mr. Bjørn Thoresen

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Thoresen has 17 years of experience from capital markets and investment banking, with particular focus on the energy segment. He has worked on numerous equity and debt capital markets transactions and led several IPO processes within renewable energy. Mr. Thoresen holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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Mr. Bjørn Thoresen​

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Thoresen has 17 years of experience from capital markets and investment banking, with particular focus on the energy segment. He has worked on numerous equity and debt capital markets transactions and led several IPO processes within renewable energy. Mr. Thoresen holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Mr. Lars Nesje Grimsmo

Mr. Lars Nesje Grimsmo

EVP Project Development

Mr. Grimsmo has been project manager for major EPC projects in Energy, Oil and Gas and Maritime. 18 years of experience in gas and gas safety, including construction of gas fired power plants, offshore gas production systems and gas processing. MSc. in Electrical and Process Energy Engineering from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science, with specialization in hydrogen production for energy storage.

Mr. Lars Nesje Grimsmo
Mr. Lars Nesje Grimsmo

EVP Project Development

Mr. Grimsmo has been project manager for major EPC projects in Energy, Oil and Gas and Maritime. 18 years of experience in gas and gas safety, including construction of gas fired power plants, offshore gas production systems and gas processing. MSc. in Electrical and Process Energy Engineering from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science, with specialization in hydrogen production for energy storage.

Mr. Terje Simonsen

Head of Human Resources and Corporate Culture

Mr. Simonsen is one of the founders of Gen2 Energy. He is a Competence Broker and affiliate with the University of South-East Norway. Mr. Simonsen holds an M.Sc. in Innovation and Management.

Mr. Terje Simonsen

Head of Human Resources and Corporate Culture

Mr. Simonsen is one of the founders of Gen2 Energy. He is a Competence Broker and affiliate with the University of South-East Norway. Mr. Simonsen holds an M.Sc. in Innovation and Management.

Mr. Svein-Erik Figved

Head of Public Affairs, Communication and RDI

Mr. Figved is one of the founders of Gen2 Energy. He has a broad background in business, public authorities, academia, and environmental organizations and masters the communication and interaction between these sectors. Mr. Figved holds a Master of Management degree from the Norwegian Business School BI.

Mr. Svein-Erik Figved

Head of Public Affairs, Communication and RDI

Mr. Figved is one of the founders of Gen2 Energy. He has a broad background in business, public authorities, academia, and environmental organizations and masters the communication and interaction between these sectors. Mr. Figved holds a Master of Management degree from the Norwegian Business School BI.

Mr. Jan Fredrik Råknes

Head of Business Development

Mr. Råknes has experience as a founder of several IT companies, and he is one of the founders of Gen2 Energy. Mr. Råknes holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and Marketing from the Norwegian Business School BI.

Mr. Jan Fredrik Råknes

Head of Business Development

Mr. Råknes has experience as a founder of several IT companies, and he is one of the founders of Gen2 Energy. Mr. Råknes holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and Marketing from the Norwegian Business School BI.

Mr. Kristian Sjøvold

Head of Digital & IT

Mr. Sjøvold is one of the founders of Gen2 Energy. He is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in IT-sector start-ups/scale-ups.

Mr. Kristian Sjøvold

Head of Digital & IT

Mr. Sjøvold is one of the founders of Gen2 Energy. He is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in IT-sector start-ups/scale-ups.

Henning Henriksen

Head of Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality

Mr. Henriksen has broad experience in the industrial gas industry as well as risk and safety management consultancy from companies like AGA, Linde Gas, Scandpower, and Lloyds Register. He holds M.Sc.-degrees in Mechanical Engineering and IT from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Henning Henriksen

Head of Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality

Mr. Henriksen has broad experience in the industrial gas industry as well as risk and safety management consultancy from companies like AGA, Linde Gas, Scandpower, and Lloyds Register. He holds M.Sc.-degrees in Mechanical Engineering and IT from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

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Mr. Heine Rønningen

SVP Power Trading

Mr. Rønningen started in the energy market business in 1994. Experience from trading, hedging, risk management, regulatory work, and exchanges. Mr. Rønningen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School.

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Mr. Heine Rønningen

SVP Power Trading

Mr. Rønningen started in the energy market business in 1994. Experience from trading, hedging, risk management, regulatory work, and exchanges. Mr. Rønningen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School.

Mr. Andreas Ekker

Mr. Andreas Ekker

SVP Sales

Mr. Ekker has leadership experience from energy companies, within oil refining, B2B sales and pricing, logistics and project execution. He holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an Executive Master of Management from Norwegian Business School.

Mr. Andreas Ekker
Mr. Andreas Ekker

SVP Sales

Mr. Ekker has leadership experience from energy companies, within oil refining, B2B sales and pricing, logistics and project execution. He holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an Executive Master of Management from Norwegian Business School.

Mr. Paal A. Utvik

Mr. Paal A. Utvik

VP Hydrogen Shipping

Mr. Utvik extensive international experience within shipping and energy companies includes oil exploration R&D for PGS, ship building supervision for Leiv Höegh & Co and business development for Grieg. In 2008 he obtained a MBA degree from Fudan University in Shanghai.

Mr. Paal A. Utvik
Mr. Paal A. Utvik

VP Hydrogen Shipping

Mr. Utvik extensive international experience within shipping and energy companies includes oil exploration R&D for PGS, ship building supervision for Leiv Höegh & Co and business development for Grieg. In 2008 he obtained a MBA degree from Fudan University in Shanghai.

Ms. Anne Mjaugeto

Senior administration coordinator

Ms. Mjaugeto has more than 20 years experience in management and administration from several different companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in pedagogics, and additional education in co-creating, social innovation and management.

Ms. Anne Mjaugeto
Senior administration coordinator
Ms. Mjaugeto has more than 20 years experience in management and administration from several different companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in pedagogics, and additional education in co-creating, social innovation and management.

Mr. Øystein Gulliksen

Head of Procurement

Mr. Gulliksen has more than 25 years of experience working commercially in numerous industries including telecom, industrial, retail and software. He has worked with sales, procurement and supply chain, and has extensive leadership experience. He holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Accounting from the University of South Carolina in the United States.

Mr. Øystein Gulliksen
Head of Procurement
Mr. Gulliksen has more than 25 years of experience working commercially in numerous industries including telecom, industrial, retail and software. He has worked with sales, procurement and supply chain, and has extensive leadership experience. He holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Accounting from the University of South Carolina in the United States.

Mr. Petter Sørensen

Business Development & Logistics Manager Mosjøen

Mr. Sørensen has long experience within leadership and logistics management, having served over 12 years within the Norwegian Armed Forces and formerly over 3 years’ experience as Casthouse Manager for Alcoa Mosjøen working within the aluminium industry.
Mr. Sørensen holds a Bachelor in Leadership, Logistics and Resource Management from the Royal Norwegian Air Force- and Naval Academy.

Mr. Petter Sørensen
Business Development & Logistics Manager Mosjøen
Mr. Sørensen has long experience within leadership and logistics management, having served over 12 years within the Norwegian Armed Forces and formerly over 3 years’ experience as Casthouse Manager for Alcoa Mosjøen working within the aluminium industry. Mr. Sørensen holds a Bachelor in Leadership, Logistics and Resource Management from the Royal Norwegian Air Force- and Naval Academy.

Ms. Aleksandra Mathisen

Trainee Business Development

Ms. Mathisen has a bachelor’s degree in Economy and Administration from BI Norwegian Business School and a Master’s degree in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School. She has also attended Paris School of Business as an exchange student.

Ms. Aleksandra Mathisen

Trainee Business Development

Ms. Mathisen has a bachelor’s degree in Economy and Administration from BI Norwegian Business School and a Master’s degree in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School. She has also attended Paris School of Business as an exchange student.

Mrs. Victoria Ortiz

Mrs. Victoria Ortiz

Hydrogen Sales Manager

Mrs. Ortiz has over 15 years experience in the energy sector which includes leading the business development and sales at Wartsila Gas Solution. She has a solid background in process engineering for the oil and gas industry. Mrs. Ortiz holds a MSc in oil refining and gas processing from the IFP school, executive management training from INSEAD & Scandinavian Executive Institute and Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar.

Mrs. Victoria Ortiz
Mrs. Victoria Ortiz

Hydrogen Sales Manager

Mrs. Ortiz has over 15 years experience in the energy sector which includes leading the business development and sales at Wartsila Gas Solution. She has a solid background in process engineering for the oil and gas industry. Mrs. Ortiz holds a MSc in oil refining and gas processing from the IFP school, executive management training from INSEAD & Scandinavian Executive Institute and Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar.

Mr. Magne Ø. Prestholdt

Mr. Magne Ø. Prestholdt

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Prestholdt has 20 years of experience from engineering and projects, within oil and gas and carbon capture and storage. He has worked on numerous offshore oil and gas projects and most recently as technical lead for Longship CCS project for the Norwegian State. Mr. Prestholdt holds a B.Sc. in Energy and Process Engineering from Høgskolen i Telemark and an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Mr. Magne Ø. Prestholdt
Mr. Magne Ø. Prestholdt

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Prestholdt has 20 years of experience from engineering and projects, within oil and gas and carbon capture and storage. He has worked on numerous offshore oil and gas projects and most recently as technical lead for Longship CCS project for the Norwegian State. Mr. Prestholdt holds a B.Sc. in Energy and Process Engineering from Høgskolen i Telemark and an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Mr. Thor Stensvaag

Mr. Thor Stensvaag

Technology Manager

Mr. Stensvaag has over 30 years of Energy Sector experience with both operating companies and engineering companies working in Europe, Americas, The Middle East and Africa. He has had high level roles in projects, ranging from process modifications to billion-dollar investments, both onshore and offshore. Mr. Stensvaag holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

Mr. Thor Stensvaag
Mr. Thor Stensvaag

Technology Manager

Mr. Stensvaag has over 30 years of Energy Sector experience with both operating companies and engineering companies working in Europe, Americas, The Middle East and Africa. He has had high level roles in projects, ranging from process modifications to billion-dollar investments, both onshore and offshore. Mr. Stensvaag holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

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