Board of Directors
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).
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.
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.
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.
Kristian Røkke is the current CEO of Aker Horizons, Aker ASA’s holding company dedicated to drive value creation within renewables and green technology. Kristian has previously served as the Chief Investment Officer of Aker ASA and has extensive experience from offshore oil services, shipbuilding industry and mergers and transactions. Røkke joined Aker ASA from Akastor, an investment company listed on the stock exchange, where he was the CEO from 2015. Røkke is Chair of the Board of Akastor ASA, Director of TRG Holding AS, Aker Capital AS, Aker Solutions ASA and previously a Director of Aker ASA. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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 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.
SVP Project Development and Project Finance
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.
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.
VP Project Development
Børge has more than twenty years of broad operational and strategic experience from small and medium-sized private companies whereby 10 years of proven results derives from financing of renewable energy assets in Europe.
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).
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.
Senior 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.
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
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 has many years of working experience as project manager, client advisor and market coordinator in the financial sector in the Scandinavian markets.
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).
Erling Thiis is the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Mr Thiis, 53, has wide experience from finance, investments, controlling and mergers and acquisitions from several leading financial and investment businesses. He is located in NBT’s corporate headquarters in Oslo, Norway and joined the company from international power exchange Nord Pool AS, where he was also CFO. He has also served on the board of Europex (Association of European Energy Exchanges).
Mr Thiis, holds a Master Degree in Business from NHH and a Master of Science from NTH.
Linn Cecilie Mathisen
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.
Group Chief Accountant
Gjermund has his background from auditing and accounting in Ernst & Young and BDO.
Monica has many years of working experience from administrative work in large international companies and public organisations.
Electrical Engineer. Procurement Manager
Faisal is an electrical engineer holding a PhD in renewable energy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.