A technology cluster engineering the energy future 

Administration

Preben Strøm
Katrine Vetlesen
Benedicte Tangen
Emil Løvgren
Tone Line Paddon
Mette M Mustad

Preben StrømManaging Director LinkedIn

e-mail: preben.strom@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 911 75 866

Preben has been MD in Energy Valley since 2013. He has more than 10 years of experience from the oil service industry, working with business development, integrated operations, mergers, technology transfer, and sales & marketing.

He is a member of the science and technology council at the University of Oslo; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and also a member of the BI Centre for Energy council.

He holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College London Business School and a Master of Management module in Financial Strategy from Norwegian Business School BI.

Katrine VetlesenProject Manager

e-mail: katrine@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 920 17 945

Katrine is responsible for the project portfolio of Energy Valley, including innovation management and strategic project development in the cluster.

She has an international background and broad experience as a project manager within business development, business incubation, technology transfer, research-based innovation and commercialisation, user-driven innovation and open innovation, as well as fundraising for early-stage projects and companies. She has considerable knowledge of the innovation systems, processes and policies of the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, European Space Agency and the EU.

Katrine holds a MSc in Telecommunications from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Technische Universität München in Germany, a Master of Management in Business Development and Strategy from NTNU and a Master module in Innovation Management in a Global Business Perspective from Norwegian Business School BI in collaboration with Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley.

Benedicte TangenProject Manager

e-mail:  benedicte.tangen@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 922 81 196

Benedicte’s main responsibility at Energy Valley is being Project Manager for the SSV Conference, which is held every spring.

She has a Master of Management degree within Strategic Management and Energy Market Strategies from BI Norwegian Business School and joined Subsea Valley in late 2016.

Benedicte’s main focus is on how the energy:connected Conference can be used to gain the highest possible value for Energy Valley and its members. Her broad background is from the energy industry, mainly oil and gas.

Among other things she has worked as Senior Coordinator and Project Manager for Energy Policy Foundation of Norway, and as a Consulting Research Associate at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University.

Emil LøvgrenProject Manager LinkedIn

e-mail:  emil.lovgren@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 402 31 024

Emil has extensive experience as Senior Project Manager with Norway’s leading R&D consultancy, helping clients design their projects and secure financing, with a particular focus on the oil & gas and energy sectors. He possesses broad industry insight and knowledge of relevant public financing instruments, as managed by Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Research Council, etc. In sum, Emil has written close to 300 research grant proposals, involving research strategy, project planning, administration, and reporting.

Emil has a technical background from mechanical engineering and applied mathematics, with a Ph.D. in numerical analysis from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). As a researcher, he has in-depth experience from international projects on numerical methods for biomedical computation in general, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fluid-structure interaction, and finite element methods in particular.

Tone Line PaddonOffice & Event Manager LinkedIn

e-mail: tone.line.paddon@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 452 44 357

Tone Line is Energy Valley’s Office & Event Manager and holds a varied range of responsibilities including facilitating and coordinating events and Energy Valley members.She has the administrative responsibility, including CRM development and management, Editor of Social Media, digital marketing & promotional activities.

Tone Line comes from a broad and varied background with a total of 25 years experience from both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.She has previously worked for companies such as Telenor, TDC, TRYG, and Ibistic Technologies, having held positions responsible for sales & marketing, business/service/client development, and CRM management.

Mette M MustadFinance & Project Controller LinkedIn

e-mail: mette.mustad@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 932 11 904

Mette’s main responsibility at Energy Valley is controlling the finances both in the projects an in total in Energy Valley.

She holds her education from IHM Business School and BI in Norway.
Mette carries a wide experience within the last 25 years from various Norwegian companies as small Industrial Norwegian companies, data companies both working with accounting and administration.