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. 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 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 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.

Mr. Haakon Helgesen

EVP Project Development

Mr. Helgesen has more than 20 years of experience in the oil & gas supply industry. He has broad leadership and operational management experience in complex business environments. Mr. Helgesen holds an M.Sc. in Marine Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Mr. Haakon Helgesen

EVP Project Development

Mr. Helgesen has more than 20 years of experience in the oil & gas supply industry. He has broad leadership and operational management experience in complex business environments. Mr. Helgesen holds an M.Sc. in Marine Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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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

Senior Vice President 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

Senior Vice President 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

Vice President 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

Vice President 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.

Rainer Speth

Mr. Rainer Speth

Manager Jelsa

Mr. Speth has a background from the industrial sector, including planning and management in connection with construction of production lines and factories in the processing and food industry, as a factory and site manager. Mr. Speth has a degree in civil engineering.

Rainer Speth
Mr. Rainer Speth

Manager Jelsa

Mr. Speth has a background from the industrial sector, including planning and management in connection with construction of production lines and factories in the processing and food industry, as a factory and site manager. Mr. Speth has a degree in civil engineering.

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.

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.

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