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Meet our team

Our experienced and dedicated team shares a vast knowledge of the energy sector and more than 100 years of combined carbon capture experience

Valborg Lundegaard

Chief Executive Officer

Chemical Engineer with more than 30 years’ experience from the energy industry, including key management positions in Aker Solutions. Her experience includes corporate and project management, international business development and several development projects.

Egil Fagerland

Chief Financial Officer

Financial expert with extensive experience from the oil and energy sector, including several leadership positions within finance, such as head of ERP, senior vice president, group controlling and financial systems. Fagerland holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Pernille Brente

General Counsel

Qualified lawyer and previously Head of Legal Customer Management in Aker Solutions. Pernille has held various management positions within the Aker Solutions legal department in the UK and at the corporate headquarters. Previous experience from Nordnet AB in Stockholm and Arntzen de Besche law firm.

Erik Langholm

Chief Project Officer

Chemical Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in Aker Solutions, including position as Project Director for Johan Sverdrup EPma and for international projects. Langholm has previously served as Department Manager for Aker Solutions’ CCUS and Project Director for the Norcem CCS project.

Jon Christopher Knudsen

Chief Commercial Officer

Strategy and technology expert with more than 20 years’ experience from the oil and energy sector, including several leadership positions in digitalisation, customer experience, strategy, and HR at Aker Solutions. Previous experience from international consultancy firm Accenture.

Jim Stian Olsen

Chief Technology Officer

Experienced research and innovation professional with a demonstrated history of operating in the intersection of industry, business, and scientific research. Olsen is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU.

David Phillips

Head of UK and Investor Relations

Investor expert with two decades of experience in investment research across a number of leading investment banks in London and New York. While in finance, Phillips focused initially on the chemicals sector, then moved to global energy in 2006, where his team was highly rated for a number of years. David has an MA from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Nina Westgaard

Head of Human Resources

Experienced HR professional with more than 15 years’ experience from media and FMCG. She has held various management positions within HR, Communication and Organization Development. Previous experience as Vice President HR & Admin in Scandza, HR Director in Egmont Publishing and VG, as well as Lean Expert in Schibsted. Westgaard holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering from NTNU.