Bård Mikkelsen new chairman in Gen2 Energy

Bård Mikkelsen new chairman of Gen2 Energy

Bård Mikkelsen has taken on the role of the new chairman of Gen2 Energy. This move is expected to bolster the company’s position and strategy as a long-term player in the green hydrogen market.

With extensive experience in Norwegian business, Bård Mikkelsen, leveraging his broad and relevant expertise, will contribute to ensuring the realization of Gen2 Energy’s large-scale hydrogen projects.

Over the years, Bård Mikkelsen has held several key positions in prominent Norwegian companies. He served as the CEO of Statkraft for almost a decade, from 2001 to 2010, and held the position of CEO in the Ulstein Group for three years. Additionally, he served as the CEO in Oslo Energy Group for two years and in Widerøe from 1988 to 1996. Following this, he held chairmanship roles in Cermaq, Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani, and Multiconsult, as well as serving as a board member in E.ON. Bård Mikkelsen holds education from the Norwegian School of Economics and completed the leadership program at INSEAD. Currently, he serves as the chairman of Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy Invest, WattifEV, Photoncycle and Rudskogen Motorsenter.

Jonas Meyer, CEO of Gen2 Energy, says, “We are very pleased to welcome Bård Mikkelsen as our new chairman. With his extensive experience in building Norwegian industry and leadership at Europe’s largest renewable energy company, Statkraft, Gen2 Energy is well-equipped for the next phase of our exciting hydrogen project.

Bård Mikkelsen, Chairman of Gen2 Energy, says, “Looking forward to join the Gen2Energy team and the Hydrogen industry. Gen2Energy has a well developed project portfolio with a huge potential.

At the same time as Bård Mikkelsen has taken on the role of the new chairman, three new board members have joined the board of directors.

Lene Halvari brings over 20 years of experience from the power sector, aviation industry, and maritime sector. Kjetil Bøhn is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in initiating, scaling up, and financing companies. Andrew Robbins has considerable investment experience spanning industrial, energy, agriculture, and basic materials sectors.

In addition, cornerstone investors HyCap, Vitol, and HydrogenOne each have a representative serving as a board member.

With this composition of the board, Gen2 Energy’s is now well-positioned to significantly enhance the company’s prospects of establishing itself as a major player in the hydrogen market in Norway and Europe.


For further information, please contact:
Svein-Erik Figved, Head of Public Affairs, +47 982 21 007, svein-erik.figved@gen2energy.no 

Gen2 Energy in brief
Gen2 Energy is a Norwegian company dedicated to develop, build, own and operate an integrated value chain for green hydrogen. The company target to have several large-scale production facilities for green hydrogen located in Norway as well as a distribution network ensuring customers safe and reliable delivery. We also aim to use low/zero emission fuel in our distribution system, taking a wholistic view on the environmental footprint of the hydrogen value chain.

For more information, visit www.gen2energy.com

Gen2 Energy AS, Borreveien 205, 3184 Borre, Norway