Board of Directors

Svein Sivertsen, chairman of the NBT board

Svein Sivertsen


With an engineering degree from Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), Mr. Sivertsen is a professional board member and advisor for companies in a wide range of industries in Norway. His previous positions include managing director of Fokus Bank ASA (now Danske Bank).

Ulf Juvel, NBT AS board member

Ulf Juvel

Board Member

Mr. Juvel is Executive Chairman and main shareholder of international lime product manufacturer SMA Mineral Group. He has significant board experience from companies in sectors like high tech, truck and wind power.

Sverre Stavseth, board member of NBT AS

Sverre Stavseth

Board Member

Mr. Stavseth holds a master degree in economics and business administration from NHH, Norges Handelshøgskole, and used to be CEO of Borgestad ASA in 1990-2003. He also has board experience from various companies in the shipping and building materials sectors.

Dag Wittusen, board member at NBT

Dag Wittusen

Board Member

A BA from Brown University and an MPA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Mr. Wittusen has extensive experience in international finance, investment banking, restructuring, negotiations and management. He is presently Special Advisor for industrial investment company Aker ASA where he had previously held numerous executive positions since 1996.

The NBT team

NBT’s team boasts rich experience in both renewable energy and in wind farms.

All key management members have extensive knowledge of renewable energy, with 10 to 25 years of experience related to project development and tailoring of complex finance solutions in the international capital market.


Joar Viken CEO NBT AS

Joar Viken

Group CEO

Joar has more than 25 years of global experience from wind power and real estate development and operations. Joar’s extensive experience and global network makes NBT a global platform for realization of utility-scale wind power projects fuelled by infrastructure capital. He is also an investor and board member in several real estate companies.

Thorstein Jensen, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Project Finance at NBT AS

Thorstein Jenssen

Chief Financial Officer

Thorstein has more than 20 years of experience from the Nordic and international power markets working for both SME and blue chip energy companies. Founder and previously CEO of the Norwegian hydropower developer Fjellkraft AS. Proven track record in business development, contract negotiations, corporate finance and project financing. Board member in Norwegian Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. 

Walter Chang

CEO Asia Operations

Walter has more than 14 years of international financial, operating and public markets experience in renewable energy and telecom sectors and is heading up all operational and development activities in Asia.

Børge Tvorg

Børge Tvorg

SVP Project Development

Boerge has more than twenty years of broad operational and strategic experience from small and medium-sized companies in Europe across the industries renewables, investment banking and facility services. He joined NBT start of 2018 as head of project development and co-headed the development of the 246 MW Syvash windfarm commencing operation in Q1 2021. He is now at the helm of developing the 792 MW Zophia windfarm starting construction in Q1 2021 and oversees all project development in NBT. Boerge holds a Master of Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School and possesses a strong entrepreneurial flair.

Lars Bendik Johnsen

Project Finance Director

Lars has extensive experience in banking and finance from working in the infrastructure and energy team at IDB Invest (Inter-American Investment Corporation), in Washington DC and Bank of America, in New York. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian Science and Technology (NTNU).

Kyrre Lund, SVP Business Development at NBT

Kyrre Lund

SVP Business Development

Kyrre has more than 10 years of wind energy experience focused on project development, EPC and procurement. He has developed projects in China, Pakistan, Albania, Vietnam, Ukraine and Thailand, and successfully negotiated EPC contracts for over 1.5 GW of wind power projects, with numerous different WTG suppliers.  Kyrre holds a Masters from Fudan University in Shanghai, and a B.A in Economics and Chinese Language from University of Oslo.

Eyal Barazani

Eyal Barazani

VP Business Development

Eyal has more than 25 years of global experience from financial consulting to metal industrial SME procurement. For the past 15 years he has been involved in the development and construction of gas and wind power projects, including finance development and operations. Eyal has extensive experience and global network in the field of renewable energy and proven results in business development, contract negotiations, M&A and business economic.

Walter van Helvoirt

Head of ESG

Walter heads up NBT’s ESG department. Before NBT he gained some 25 years of experience in ESG and HR, most recently for FMO in the emerging markets’ Private Equity investment industry. Before FMO, the Dutch development bank, he worked for several other Dutch companies. Walter has a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Tilburg University.

Martin Rosell

General Counsel

Martin has more than 25 years of corporate legal practice and has previously been a partner at major law firms and upheld senior inhouse positions at international corporates. For the past 10 years his principal focus has been on the sale, purchase, development and financing of wind projects and other energy infrastructure.

Eugene Kulikov Geller, Investment Director at NBT AS

Eugene Kulikov Geller

Investment Director

Eugene has over 10 years of global leadership experience with energy major Equinor and international Joint Ventures. Most recently he worked as Business Development Manager responsible for new opportunities in the half of the world. His previous roles included Project Manager, Management Advisor to a Senior VP and various roles in Commercial and M&A. Eugene holds MBA from Duke University, USA.

Anniken Jensen, Project Coordinator at NBT AS

Anniken Jensen

Project Coordinator

Anniken has many years of working experience as project manager, client advisor and market coordinator in the financial sector in the Scandinavian markets.  

Kjetil Forseth

Kjetil Forseth

Business Operations Director

Kjetil has more than 10 years of operational and strategic experience from working with renewables and technology. He has also experience from management consulting and M&A transactions from EY. Kjetil holds a MSc in Business Administration (BI) and Certified Financial Energy Analyst (NHH).

Linn Cecilie Mathisen

Linn Cecilie Mathisen

Group Chief Accountant

Linn Cecilie Mathisen has worked as an auditor in 13 years, at PwC and EY. In this period she has worked with auditing and consulting for large and small companies in different industries, and has a broad competence in finance and business by leading and participating in assignments within various industries and sizes. During the period as auditor, Linn Cecilie has developed experience with group-companies that operates in several countries, and challenges related to this. Linn Cecilie holds a Master Degree in Accounting (NHH) and is a Certified Public Auditor and Certified Public Accountant.

Gjermund Risnes is Group Chief Accountant at NBT AS

Gjermund Risnes

Group Business Controller

Gjermund has his background from auditing and accounting in Ernst & Young and BDO.

Monica Falkø, office manager at NBT AS

Monica Falkø

Office Manager

Monica has many years of working experience from administrative work in large international companies and public organisations.

Faisal Ali, Project Engineer at NBT AS

Faisal Ali

Electrical Engineer. Procurement Manager

Faisal is an electrical engineer holding a PhD in renewable energy.


Luo Bin

President China Operations

Bin has more than 11 years of experience from wind power project development, finance and operations in China. Long experience from China with focus on the banking and renewable energy sectors.

Jerry Liu

Jerry Liu

VP Project Development

As certified Project Management Professional, Jerry has more than 11 years of experience in wind power project development and operations in China. He oversaw the entire construction process of NBT’s first wind project.

Lois Lang

Luis Liang

Wind Analyst

Luis has more than 10 years of experience as wind analyst for a wind manufacturer and wind project developer. He has been involved in more than 200 projects in China and other countries related to wind measurement, micrositing, yield assessments and EPC negotiations.


Vlad Kazak

VP, CEO of Zophia, Country Manager, Ukraine

Vlad has extensive international experience in senior management, business development, sales and marketing for over 20 years, which puts him in a strong position in networking and overseeing business operations in complex markets.

Nataliia Nauchu

Environmental & Social Manager

Nataliia has a Master’s degree in environmental engineering and extensive experience in ensuring occupational safety and environmental protection in international companies in various industries. She joined the NBT team in early 2020 for development and execution of Zophia Wind Farm.

Magnus Johansen

VP Business Development

Magnus has experience working for different funds and companies with a focus on emerging markets, including the Dutch Development Bank (FMO). Prior to NBT, he worked for Scatec Solar, where he coordinated much of their development and country-entry into Ukraine. Magnus holds an MBA from IESE Business School / Kellogg School of Management and an MSc from BI Norwegian Business School.

Qin Chuan

Qin Chuan

Documentation Manager

Qin has been working for NBT since 2011 with focus on project development, financing and operations in China and Ukraine. Prior to NBT, he gained diverse experience from doing carbon trading business, environmental campaigns and environmental reporting.


Per Barbakken

Country Representative

Per boasts of 50 years of work experience as sales manager, personnel manager, managing director and executive director of energy companies in Norway, Qatar, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Cyprus.