Terje Arnesen has over 30 years experience in the marine equipment and oil service industry. At present he holds the position as CEO in Perfect Temperature Group AS, and has experience from previous positions as CEO at Rapp Marine Group, Rocksourse ASA, Scana Propulsion, Bergen Group ASA, Bennex Group and EVP Service in Rolls-Royce Marine. Several of these CEO positions have been turnaround and/or strategic reposition cases to deliver growth and regain profitability. Terje holds a Bachelor in Automotive and EMBA from BI Business School in Oslo and ESCP in Paris.
Jan Ellevset has 35 years experience with Equinor, formerly Statoil, an upstream oil and gas company in Norway. Within Equinor he has been working with small technology companies and commercialization of technology for 25 years. He is now working for Equinor Technology Ventures, whose mission is to invest in small, innovative technology companies that have a technology that can improve Statoil’s operations. Jan holds multiple Board positions in various technology companies and has a Masters in Economics and Business Administration from Business School in Bergen, Norway.
Nick Andrews works with companies to create value for shareholders and employees, through working with corporate management to implement effective financing, corporate and legal objectives. Over the past 20 years, he has owned, developed and sold clean energy companies, and now serves on a number of private company boards. Prior to his career in clean energy, Nick worked as an investment banker for Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust in New York and Toronto. He holds a degree in Economics from McGill University, an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, and a law degree from the University of Toronto.
Christian Bonfils is Managing Director (MD) of BW Dry Cargo, an Affiliate of BW Group. BW Group is a global maritime company involved in oil and gas production and shipping with a controlled fleet of over 400 vessels. As MD, Christian is part of BW Group’s Executive Committee and brings extensive experience in entrepreneurship, strategy development and execution to the leadership team. Christian has over 20 years of experience in shipping and in particular a strong focus on innovation. Christian was previously the founder and CEO of Nordic Bulk Carriers from 2009-2015, a company which pioneered sailing on the Northern Sea Route. Christian received executive qualifications from INSEAD.
Morten Roesaeg is a Senior Vice President responsible for Business Development – New Technologies and a member of the Energy Management Group in Norsk Hydro. Morten has more than 30 years experience from various positions within Norsk Hydro related to project management and industrial chemicals, including Head of Power Operations and Head of Energy Supply & Development. Morten has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway and has experience from several Board positions.
Kirk is an investment director for Shell Ventures, Shell's corporate Venture Capital fund. Kirk has over 15 years of experience as a successful serial entrepreneur and over 9 years as a venture capitalist and early-stage angel investor. Prior to Shell, Kirk was the founder and managing director of SURGE Ventures, a mentor-driven accelerator and seed stage venture fund. During this period, he led the investments into over 45 technology companies solving problems across the energy value chain including oil & gas, cleantech, power, energy efficiency, and horizontal applications that reach across. Under his leadership and direction, SURGE recruited more than 200 industry-leading scientists, investors, policymakers, customers, and entrepreneurs to serve as mentors. SURGE was repeatedly recognized globally as one of the top startup programs and early-stage investment funds.