Management & Board of Directors


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Management
Per-Olof Schroeder Per-Olof Schroeder

Per-Olof Schroeder

Chief Executive Officer

Drives StormGeo’s business transformation (Vision 2020) to solidify and build on world leading positions in global industries such as Shipping, Oil & Gas, and Renewable Energy, while capitalizing on emerging growth opportunities in other attractive areas like the Aviation, Media and Insurance markets.

“I am inspired by the mission to turn StormGeo into a high performance organization by devising and implementing a compelling strategy supported by coherent organization and processes, enabled by modern technology, and underpinned by a winning culture and a pervasive growth mindset.”
Jakob Fink Jakob Fink

Jakob Fink

Chief Financial Officer

Martin Q Grønnevet Martin Q Grønnevet

Martin Q Grønnevet

VP Operations & Client Services

Heads up StormGeo’s operations and customer service team. As the company’s chief meteorologist, Martin spearheads the development of StormGeo’s services and co-ordinates the work methodology along all operational units.
Mette Krohn-Hansen Mette Krohn-Hansen

Mette Krohn-Hansen

Chief People Officer

Bjarte Johnsen Bjarte Johnsen

Bjarte Johnsen

Group Finance Director

Cynthia Harris Cynthia Harris

Cynthia Harris

Chief Marketing Officer

Svenn Owe Haugland Svenn Owe Haugland

Svenn Owe Haugland

Chief Products Officer, Shipping

Heads up StormGeo’s product team. Having held a variety of StormGeo management and board positions, including 10 years as CTO, MD of Seaware AB and VP of Shipping, Svenn Owe is a forward thinker on strategic direction and product innovation.’
Torleif Markussen Lunde Torleif Markussen Lunde

Torleif Markussen Lunde

Chief Products Officer, Weather Insights

Develops StormGeo’s strategic partnerships and continuously improves business lines. With expertise in climate research and data handling systems, Torleif helps drive StormGeo to the technological forefront of the industry.
Gard Hauge Gard Hauge

Gard Hauge

Chief Data Officer

Leads a small and agile team focused on growing existing and future business areas for StormGeo. Holds a strong technology and analytic background with a focus on how weather and data science influences people and complex decisions. An expert in understanding how weather influences complex operations and how advanced services can help to safeguard critical operations.
Svein Kåre Giskegjerde Svein Kåre Giskegjerde

Svein Kåre Giskegjerde

VP Shipping

Hogne Folkestad Hogne Folkestad

Hogne Folkestad

VP Oil & Gas

With over a decade at StormGeo, Hogne leads the company’s Oil & Gas team. With a background in information science, he is able to ensure that all StormGeo services and products are effective solutions for client challenges.

Hogne has contributed to growing StormGeo into an international company — bidding for projects outside of Europe, winning monumental contracts such as Shell Europe, and working to establish offices in Aberdeen, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Houston and Dubai.
Jostein Mælan Jostein Mælan

Jostein Mælan

VP Renewables

Leads StormGeo’s rapidly expanding Renewables team. Along with a solid background in operational forecasting, Jostein is the driving force behind StormGeo’s Renewables division, supporting renewable energy operations by translating meteorological data into actionable decision support.
Ragnvald Moberg Ragnvald Moberg

Ragnvald Moberg

VP Media

Leads StormGeo’s media sales and product team. His strong passion for technology, with a focus on architecture, workflow, programming and UX, led him to assume product responsibility across StormGeo’s mobile services, Media, Renewables and Offshore.
Henk Grouls Henk Grouls

Henk Grouls

VP Cross-Industry

Heads StormGeo’s Cross-Industry division. With over 30 years of business consulting and market development experience, Henk provides clients with strategic weather decision support, helping customers to protect their valuable assets, avoid unnecessary costs, and increase operational efficiency.
Board of directors
Jonas Persson Jonas Persson

Jonas Persson

Chairman of the Board

Jonas is the former CEO of Microsoft Sweden and has held a number of senior positions within Microsoft, including leading the cloud services and software development engagements at Microsoft. He has also worked as a sales leader for consumer mobility solutions and vertical industry solutions in Europe. He is currently an advisor to Microsoft and serves as the chairman of the board of Sitecore as well as a board member of Automic Software, IFS and Tia Technologies.
Rikke Kjær Nielsen Rikke Kjær Nielsen

Rikke Kjær Nielsen

Director

Rikke Kjaer Nielsen, a Partner based in Copenhagen, is the Head of EQT Mid Market Denmark and voting member of EQT Mid Market Europe Investment Committee. She currently sits on the Board of StormGeo, TIA Technology and Fertin Pharma.

Rikke joined EQT Partners from Royal Bank of Scotland, M&A (previously Alfred Berg ABN AMRO) in 2010, where she mainly focused on corporate transactions within TMT and Healthcare related projects.

Rikke holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School with exchange studies at Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics in Moscow.
Carl Martin Borcher Carl Martin Borcher

Carl Martin Borcher

Director

Carl Martin Borcher joined EQT Partners in May 2012 as part of the Mid Market team in the Nordics.

Prior to joining EQT Partners, Carl Martin helped establish Moelis & Company in Europe as one of the very first employees in the London office. Before that he worked in the M&A Group at UBS Investment Bank in London and in the Financial Sponsors and Leverage Finance Group at UBS Investment Bank in New York.

Carl Martin holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Further to this he completed parts of his study at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Thomas Vogth-Eriksen Thomas Vogth-Eriksen

Thomas Vogth-Eriksen

Director

Thomas Vogth-Eriksen is Chief Financial Officer in DNV GL Group and member of the DNV GL Executive Committee. Vogth-Eriksen has broad international experience from management positions within the DNV GL Group, most recently as CEO for DNV Business Assurance in Italy and Regional Manager in China.
Trond Hodne Trond Hodne

Trond Hodne

Director

Trond Hodne is Senior Vice President and the Business Director Maritime in DNV GL reporting to the CEO Maritime. Hodne has extensive experience whose main focus is in the maritime market. He has 10 years of experience in the present role, 10 years of experience from various positions in Japan and Korea and the remaining as a maritime consultant. Hodne holds a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture - Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics – from Texas A&M University.
Nina Winther-Kaland Nina Winther-Kaland

Nina Winther-Kaland

Director

Nina Winther-Kaland joined StormGeo in 2007. Nina holds a PhD degree in Physical Oceanography. She is specialized in numerical modeling of ocean currents and waves, and has expertise in all aspects of operational oceanography. Her operational role in StormGeo is Research Manager and she has previously been working as Senior Scientist in StormGeo.
Henrik Dahl Henrik Dahl

Henrik Dahl

Director

Henrik is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience working in start-up & growth environments serving traditional industries. As the co-founder and former CEO of Eniram, he helped take the company from an early stage start-up to the global leader in energy management for the marine industry. The company was sold to Wärtsilä in 2016. At Wärtsilä, Henrik was running the Services 4.0 business line which was building the future of the services business and foundation for Wärtsilä Digitalisation.