Management & Board of Directors

Together we are creating a future of new innovations.

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

Sundara Rajan Subramoniam Sundara Rajan Subramoniam

Sundara Rajan Subramoniam

Chief Technology 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

VP New Business Development

Svein Kåre Giskegjerde Svein Kåre Giskegjerde

Svein Kåre Giskegjerde

VP Shipping

Hogne Folkestad Hogne Folkestad

Hogne Folkestad

VP Oil & Gas

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


Rikke Nielsen joined EQT Early 2010 and is Director in the Mid Market team in the Nordics. Rikke holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. During her studies she completed one semester at Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics in Moscow.

Prior to joining EQT, Ms Nielsen worked 6 years for The Royal Bank of Scotland (previously Alfred Berg ABN AMRO) in the Mergers & Acquisitions department, latest as Assistant Director in the Copenhagen office.

Current Directorships: StormGeo, TIA Technology
Carl Martin Borcher Carl Martin Borcher

Carl Martin Borcher


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.
Bjørn K. Haugland Bjørn K. Haugland

Bjørn K. Haugland


Bjørn K Haugland is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer in DNV Group, and has been a member of DNV Executive Committee since 2008.
Haugland has extensive board experience, currently holding positions at Forum for Environmental Technology (FFM), NORNER, DNV KEMA and SUSTAINIA.
Haugland has a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture – Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics – from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
Thomas Vogth-Eriksen Thomas Vogth-Eriksen

Thomas Vogth-Eriksen


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.
Tom Behrens-Sørensen Tom Behrens-Sørensen

Tom Behrens-Sørensen


Tom Behrens-Sørensen is a board member and advisor to a number of Asian and Western companies, particularly within the shipping industry. He holds positions as Vice Chairman of Odense Maritime Technology Ltd. and Board member of NOL Group, China Merchants Group, Red Sea Gateway Terminal Ltd., ECCO Group and Wrist Ship Supply Ltd.
Tom has had a 30 year career with the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, of which 25 years in the Asia-Pacific Region, where he championed the company’s expansion to industry leadership positions in China and India. Most recently and until 2009 he acted as Group Executive Vice President and Chairman of the company’s activities in Asia.
During his tenure as Regional CEO and Chairman of A.P. Moller-Maersk, revenues grew from USD 300 million in 1994 to USD 8 billion in 2009. Tom has been associated with China since 1981 and has been a Beijing resident since 1994.
Nina Winther-Kaland Nina Winther-Kaland

Nina Winther-Kaland


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.