Bjørn Thoresen and Heine Rønningen

Gen2 Energy fills two key positions

Gen2 Energy is hiring at a rapid pace, and we are proud to announce two new members of the Gen2 Energy organization. From 1st of July, Heine Rønningen fills the position of Senior Vice President Power Trading, while Bjørn Thoresen is hired as the company’s CFO.

Heine Rønningen joins Gen2 Energy after having established the European Energy Exchange’s Nordic presence. Before that, Mr. Rønningen has 18 years’ experience with trading, hedging, spot and risk management at Hafslund, as well as having served in NVE – The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate. Mr. Rønningen holds a four-year bachelor’s in business administration with specialization in Finance from BI.

Says Heine Rønningen, – I am very excited to be a part of an organization which will approach a traditional commodity – Hydrogen – in new ways, enabling the transition of the entire European Energy market to green, fossil-free energy. My key focus will be long term green Power Purchase Agreements in Norwegian Bidding Zones, securing generation sites and grid connection and regulatory development on green hydrogen under the EU Fit for 55-legislation package.

Bjørn Thoresen joined Gen2 Energy from 1st of July as CFO. Mr. Thoresen has served as Director Corporate Finance at SpareBank1 Markets the last four years, after working with stock analysis at First Securities/Swedbank since 2004. Mr. Thoresen is a graduate engineer from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in the field of Industrial Economy.

– I very much look forward joining Gen2 Energy. The combination of working towards the Green Shift and considerable funding makes this a very interesting position, and I look forward to being a part of an extremely promising Norwegian industrial start-up from an early stage, says Mr. Thoresen.

Jonas Meyer, CEO in Gen2 Energy says, – We are incredibly pleased to welcome Heine and Bjørn to vital roles in Gen2 Energy. I have previously worked with Bjørn in SpareBank1 Markets, and he is a rock-solid guy with strong financial competence. Heine is a well-known and skilled figure in the European power market, making him a fantastic resource to optimize the power trading, as Gen2 Energy will have large, but flexible, power consumption.”


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