Management & Board of Directors


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Management
Søren Andersen Søren Andersen

Søren Andersen

Chief Executive Officer

Søren was appointed StormGeo CEO in 2019. He has more than 20 years of international leadership experience from his time at A.P. Møller, Maersk, APL and Rickmers. With a background in shipping, he has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing traditional industries as well as how these can be solved via digitalization and the use of modern technology. Søren is highly committed to leading StormGeo in our work to deliver the most innovative and best-in-class decision support solutions and services for weather-sensitive operations in a sustainable manner.
Bjarte Johnsen Bjarte Johnsen

Bjarte Johnsen

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

Svein Kåre Giskegjerde Svein Kåre Giskegjerde

Svein Kåre Giskegjerde

COO, Shipping

As the Chief Operating Officer for Shipping, Svein Kåre is leading StormGeo’s largest business area—with services provided to more than 12,000 ships for route advisory, fleet performance management, navigation & planning and route optimization. StormGeo is the global leader in this segment. Svein is part of the group management team and has been handling several acquisition and integration processes.

Svein has broad international experience and holds a Bachelor's in Business from Scotland and a Master's in International Relations from Japan. He joined StormGeo in 2012 where he first had the role as Chief Commercial Officer.
Jostein Mælan Jostein Mælan

Jostein Mælan

COO, Weather Insights

As Chief Operations Officer for Weather Insights, Jostein oversees products, operations, sales and customer service for Renewables, Oil & Gas, Cross Industry and Media lines of business. With a solid background in renewable energy, wind energy, sales management and meteorology, Jostein joined StormGeo in 2007and holds a Master’s degree in meteorology from The University in Bergen.
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.’
Cynthia Harris Cynthia Harris

Cynthia Harris

Chief Marketing Officer

Gard Hauge Gard Hauge

Gard Hauge

CTO

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.
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.
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.
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
Carsten Mortensen Carsten Mortensen

Carsten Mortensen

Chairman of the Board

Carsten Mortensen brings more than 30 years of operational experience, having held leadership positions at global Nordic companies, such as A.P. Møller-Mærsk, D/S Norden and most recently as CEO of BW Group.

Carsten has been a strong advocate for the adoption of digital services and sustainable business practices through his Chairmanships of the Danish Shipowners Association and “Vækstteam”, an initiative to fuel growth in the maritime industry supported by the Danish Government.

Having received his graduate degree in International Business from the Copenhagen Business School, Carsten completed an INSEAD executive training programme and the Advanced Management Program from the Wharton Business School in the USA. Early in his career he attended the Maersk Shipping Academy.
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.
Henrik Dahl Henrik Dahl

Henrik Dahl

Director

Henrik Dahl’s background is as an entrepreneur, having founded several start-ups, including ENiram, which was sold to Wärtsilä in 2016. After working with Wärtsilä on their digital transformation, Dahl left in fall 2018 to travel the world with his family. He returned in spring 2019 and joined the StormGeo board in March. Dahl says his career has focused on working with investors, building global sales, and managing software & analytics teams while prioritizing culture and people, as these are the key assets of a successful company.
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.