Executive Vice President Sustainability in SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest R&D Institute. Member of the management board of SINTEF. PhD in combustion from NTH (NTNU). Since May 2017 Chairman of EERA - the European Energy Research Alliance. Gas Turbine Design and Development Manager in Rolls Royce Marine before returning to SINTEF in 2002 as Vice President Gas Technologies and Director of the Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF. Member of the European ZEP (zero emission power) Advisory Council, Co-chair of the Executive Committee of ZEP and member of the Divisional Board (Energy, Resources and Environment) of the Norwegian Research Council (RCN). Board member of the Norwegian Climate Foundation. Chair of ECCSEL (European CCS Labs) an energy ESFRI lab.